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How to Make an Easter Topiary Centerpiece With Peeps | Homemade Faberge | Easter Craft

Updated on March 25, 2012

Make Your Easter Topiary Craft Project Today

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When Easter is over, you pop this off the nail it is sitting on and replace it with the next creation for the following season and redecorate the base to match the season
When Easter is over, you pop this off the nail it is sitting on and replace it with the next creation for the following season and redecorate the base to match the season
When Easter is over, you pop this off the nail it is sitting on and replace it with the next creation for the following season and redecorate the base to match the season | Source
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Assemble Your Supplies

Gathering Supplies
Gathering Supplies | Source

Supplies to Gather Up

  • 8 inch styrofoam ball
  • 2-3 Spring silk bouquets (take all the flowers off)
  • craft eggs of your choice of color (1-2 bags)
  • at least 6 peeps
  • Ribbon of your color choice
  • Easter grass of your color choice
  • Topiary Foundation (see article included to make your base)

Glue gun or pins

The Finished Easter Topiary Centerpiece

After the Easter Season, take off the Topiary Ball and put in a clear plastic bag for next year.  Your Topiary Foundation is ready for your next creation.
After the Easter Season, take off the Topiary Ball and put in a clear plastic bag for next year. Your Topiary Foundation is ready for your next creation. | Source

Decorating your Topiary

The topiary foundation is ready made or purchased and ready to be decorated. Start by affixing your styrofoam ball onto the nail of the topiary foundation. If you did not get it straight the first time, do it again. Once it is straight, take it off the topiary foundation and mark the nail hole with a magic marker. This will easily display the bottom while you decorate the ball and the only way you will know how to put it back on straight.

Step 1: Glue your eggs onto the styrofoam ball so that they are evenly spaced leaving more open space on the bottom of the ball for bows (see picture).

Step 2: Glue the peeps so that they are evenly distributed on the ball. You can also put some peeps in a nest in the pot too.

Step 3: Take the flowers off the bouquet. Choose the design of your choice with alternating flowers around the peeps and eggs. It's your design so do what looks good to you. I used smaller flowers. You will either glue these onto the styrofoam ball or if they have enough stem you can simply stick them in separately to fill in the areas around the peeps and eggs until the bare areas are totally covered; except at the bottom of the ball (an area about on inch away from and around the nail hole.

Step 4: I like to pin the ribbon so there is no glue on my ribbon. Loop your ribbon put a pin in it and stick it in. The length of the tails are up to you.

Step 5: Set your ball aside while you decorate the topiary foundation base. I used the remaining greens from the bouquet for the tall grass. Use a wire and tie it to the bottom of the foundation so it will not move. Fill in the rest of the foundation with easter grass of whatever color you choose.

Step 6: Add three bigger eggs to the nest or real eggs that were colored by the family.

The kids will love it, if you use the eggs they colored. You can also use this as an easter basket centerpiece by putting candy and treats in the base on the easter grass. Filling the bottom with jelly beans could be fun; if yuou use sugarless be careful not to feed to dog. They likely are sweetened by Xylitol. This is great for kids; bad for dogs.

Romantic History of the Faberge Egg: Easter Gift for the Queen

The Original Faberge Egg

THE HEN EGG (THE FIRST IMPERIAL EGG): A FABERG IMPERIAL EASTER EGG PRESENTED BY EMPEROR ALEXANDER III TO HIS WIFE THE EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA AT EASTER 1885
THE HEN EGG (THE FIRST IMPERIAL EGG): A FABERG IMPERIAL EASTER EGG PRESENTED BY EMPEROR ALEXANDER III TO HIS WIFE THE EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA AT EASTER 1885 | Source

The Faberge HEN EGG began A Family Tradition: The World's Treasure

Tsar Alexander 111 commissioned, Peter Carl Faberge, the son of a successful jeweler to create the first infamous Faberge Egg called the HEN EGG for his beloved wife and queen, Marla. This Easter tradition continued each year thereafter even after his death. When his son Nicholas became Tsar, he continued to commission the Easter Faberge Eggs for his beloved.

Peter Carl Faberge : Exhibit of Faberge Eggs

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    • Golfgal profile imageAUTHOR

      Golfgal 

      7 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Yes Electricsky, the eggs are fabulous. Thanks for the visit. Happy Easter.

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      electricsky 

      7 years ago from North Georgia

      I enjoyed your film of the Faberge treasures. They must be priceless. Thanks for sharing.

    • Golfgal profile imageAUTHOR

      Golfgal 

      7 years ago from McKinney, Texas

      Thanks Becky, Have fun on the project.

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      Becky 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great idea. Thanks for the plan and instructions. This would be a great Easter holiday project for parents or grandparents to do with the children. Voted up and awesome.

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