Divine twine: Wind up a blooming, Twine Topiary

Patty Schaffer has done it again – she’s sharing another must-have springtime topiary to DIY. Her Divine Twine Topiary pairs rustic twine with bold felt flowers and sparkling beads for a stunning contrast in colors and texture. You might want to save this spring topiary tutorial for other seasons, too. Because the flowers are simply pinned on, it’s easy to change them out for the fall or Christmas time.

how to make a jute twine topiary for spring

Divine Twine Topiary by Patty Schaffer.

DIY a felt flower topiary

The flowers are pinned on, so they’re easy to remove and replace with other seasonal blooms throughout the year.

To make a Divine Twine Topiary, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” x 4” cone
  • Jute twine
  • Pearl head pins: Pastel pink and green
  • Beads: Green, hot pink and orange
  • Felt: Green, purple, pastel pink, hot pink, orange, gold and magenta
  • Double-stick tape OR thick, white craft glue OR low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors

To make a Divine Twine Topiary:

1. Adhere double stick tape to all sides of the cone, covering it almost completely. (If you plan to glue on the twine, you can skip this step.)

2. Pin the twine to the top of the cone, and start winding around the cone. Wind the twine tight with each pass so that the cone doesn’t show through. If you’re using glue, add glue as you go and pin the twine in place till glue dries.

3. When the cone is completely wrapped, pin and glue the end to the cone.

4. Cut a circle from the green felt that is ¼” larger all around than the top of the cone. Center circle on the top of the cone, and pin the edges to the top sides of the cone using green, pearl head pins.

5. Cut 50 – 60, 1” felt flowers from all the colors of felt (except green). Mix and match to make two- and three-layered flowers.

how to decorate a DIY twine topiary with felt flowers

Mix and match your colors to create two- and three-layer flowers.

6. Thread pink and orange beads onto pink, pearl head pins and starting from the top, pin on flowers in a spiral around the cone. Continue, till you’ve reached the bottom of the cone.

7. Pin on green pearl head pins with green beads to add “leaves” scattered among the flowers. Vary the number of beads used so that the “leaves” are different heights.

8. Scatter additional pink pearl head pins and pink and orange beads around the cone to fill in any empty spaces.

DIY felt flowersIs it spring yet where you are? Are your flowers blooming?

Happy crafting.


P.S. Don’t forget — the Easter Eggstravaganza starts March 3!

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5 Responses to Divine twine: Wind up a blooming, Twine Topiary

  1. sue Hulen says:

    This would be cute with Christmas holly instead of the pretty flowers, for holidays.

  2. Sara Altman says:

    You did a wonderful job,I am not sure I can cut the flowers that pretty.
    I just love it.

  3. LisaM says:

    I love the look of the twine. Nice and bright flowers to add just the right amount of Spring. 🙂

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