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Welcome to Emily’s Simply Made Series! Each post features a craft that looks cute or is practical but is easy enough for even the uncraftiest of people. Cute DIY things are NOT just for the pros! You can do it too!

In keeping with a Fourth of July theme, today’s Simply Made Craft is a set of red and blue topiary cones.

These can be made in any color, and I’ll be making them in colors for every holiday! They’re awesome.

Super simple to make, but make sure you have plenty of time to make them. They are time consuming!!

Here’s what you need:

2pk 6×3 in Styrofoam cones
2 12X12 sheets of textured Red scrapbook paper
2 12X12 sheets of textured Blue scrapbook paper
Straight pins -I needed to buy 2 pkg of 450 pins ($1.70 at walmart)
“Flower” paper punch
Scissors

 

First, I punched out all the flowers I could get from each page of paper.

After I would finish punching a row, I would cut it off, then start another row.

Now that you have all of your flowers punched out, it’s time to start pinning.

Take one of the flowers, textured side up (If you buy regular scrapbook paper, don’t worry about the texture info…)

Place another on top, a little askew…

Then hold it up to the styrofoam and stick the pin into the middle of the two flowers (this can be done anywhere on the styrofoam, then just move the pin to where you want it)

 

Here’s a video of the easiest way (trust me I tested a lot of ways with unfortunate sticks and bruises to my fingers)

The way to get the look I have is to start at the bottom with a row, then overlapping the next row on top of it. Repeat, working your way to the top.

At the top, I just worked the flowers around so that the styrofoam wasn’t showing. I overlapped a lot at the top.

Then, you’re all finished! Display your beauties for all to see.

 

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