{star topiaries}

Here’s another super quick and inexpensive idea for party decor!  I was inspired by these topiaries, found at Simply Designing, but, I wanted something a little smaller.

To make my version of star topiaries, you”ll need:

red, white, and blue construction paper or cardstock

star punch (Hobby Lobby)

straight pins

styrofoam balls (mine were 4 inches from Jo Ann’s)

wooden skewers

paper basket filler (Dollar Store)

glue gun/hot glue

a tin or other item to hold your topiaries (found at Target Dollar Spot)

The first thing I did was take two sheets of each color, cut them into long strips, and punched a ton of little red, white, and blue stars!

To assemble each star ball, I poked the wooden skewer into place and secured it with a dab of hot glue, I then began to poke a straight pin through the center of each star and into the foam ball.  I think each ball took about 5 minutes to completely cover.

Once each ball was covered in little paper stars, I was ready to assemble the entire topiary.

 I cut a foam ball in half and pushed it into the bottom of my decorative tin.

Then, all I had to do was insert each skewered, star ball into the bottom foam and cover it with paper basket filler to finish the look.

I chose to use this as a centerpiece on the favor table at the party!

I actually still have these on the center of this table now.  They make a perfect centerpiece for the summer!

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Enjoy!

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