How To Make a Sunflower Topiary
This past holiday weekend, I was busy entertaining my family, while also planning a menu for our Memorial Day BBQ. I was planning an outdoor party, but with the tropical storm, the party was redirected to the screened-in porch.
I went to the market to pick up some groceries and stopped by the flower shop where I found some pretty pieces to make a Sunflower Topiary. It was an easy 5-step process, where I used 3 different kinds of flowers.
- 3 large white hydrangea
- 3 large sunflowers,
- 14 yellow daisies
- 5 inch vase
- 4 long leaf strips
Step #1: Choose 3 types of flowers
3 large orange sunflowers, 14 yellow daisies and 2 white hydrangea.
Step #2: Cut the flowers & prep the vase
The vase is a 5-inch square. I cut all the stems of the large sunflowers so that they were the same height. I then placed a floral foam in the center of the vase.
Step #3: Add Large Flowers
I gathered the three sunflowers and wrapped them with the leaf strips similar to braiding. Once it’s all tied together, I stuck the long stems into the foam and tied a pretty ribbon to secure the flowers.
Step #4: Start adding remaining flowers
Fill up the floral foam with the two hydrangea.
Step #5: Add the daisies
Finish the arrangement by adding the daisies all around the hydrangeas. You may have to cut some here and there so that they are all the same height.
I was pretty excited to place the topiary on our table, it looked great with the simple white place setting.
I added little candles in the mason jars and mini lights along the center of table.
I love being with family during the holidays! I hope your Memorial Day was great too!
Enjoy! Hope this arrangement comes in handy for you one day. For more flower arrangement check out this Spring Tulip Arrangements.
This is such a pretty centerpiece, I just love the flowers on the bottom of the base! I really should try some floral arranging sometime (whenever I have extra time- lol!).
Yeah, time is so valuable, wish I had a few extra hours at night!Thanks for liking my post!
lovely. What time is dinner 😀 I love the fact that you added some twinkle to your table with those lights. 😀
I love the lights, makes it magical Huh! 🙂
I really love the centerpiece. I too love arranging flowers.
Mary, Thanks so much I love that you stopped by to visit my blog! The flowers are my favorite to make.
very creative and perfect for the first day of summer! I will have to try this for 4th of July.
Thanks Dear! Glad you stopped by Poppy!
A really FUN arrangement!
What a beautiful centerpiece, Maria! Looks great – I can’t wait to make it myself.
Wow! I didn’t even know there were orange sunflowers! I don’t know much about flowers. Your arrangement reminds me of something you would see at a wedding at each table. Very modern and classy! I just bought miniature roses and I’m hoping I can keep them alive! ‘
Thanks so much Lucille for stopping by again, you are so nice! Glad you like the flowers, if you make one let me know. love to see pics
This is beautiful! I love daisies and sunflowers! I have to try this arrangement once my daisies start to bloom. I hope it turns out as great as yours! 🙂
Tiffany, you are so sweet, glad you stopped by. I truly love daisies,I even had a dog named daisy, which was my first beloved dog.
This is so pretty, I love how the sunflowers add height to the centerpiece.
Katy, great name Glad you stopped by, I am into making floral diy lately, going crazy at the flower shop.
OOh la la! I love this! SO stinking pretty and simple to make! Great centerpiece!
You are so funny! Thanks for the fun comment! Hugs Maria
Simple and beautiful! I wouldn’t have thought to wrap them with ribbon. That is so smart and makes a showstopping tall arrangement.
Rachel, not sure if i responded, but thanks so much in stopping by! if you ever make it let me know
Love the beautiful, bright colors – love orange 🙂
Let me know if you make it, contact me at my FB Page if you do https://www.facebook.com/simplenaturedecor
Simply beautiful! I love how it looks on the table. It made the setting pop!
Hope you will make the arrangement too, if you do send me pics, to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/simplenaturedecor
Wow, that is perfect. I love it. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Hannah, glad you stopped by, where did you see my blog! So happy you found it.
This floral arrangement is gorgeous! I love sunflowers, they are such a happy summer flower! 🙂
Lauryn, Summer flowers are so pretty and happy! Thanks Maria
I love fresh flowers and I appreciate those who can make awesome arrangements with them. Thank you for linking this beautiful live topiary to our first (Waste Not Wednesday link party, (http://www.smallhomesoul.com/waste-not-wednesday-link-party-1/) and inspiring others to arrange flowers beautifully.
Please come visit us again.
Toni, its a pleasure going to your party! Its a great party week! Have a great day Maria
absolutely gorgeous my friend. Pinned and thank you for sharing at the Thursday link party xo
You are welcome dear!
Beautiful floral arrangement, Maria! I’m a huge fan of sunflowers. I will have to try a similar arrangement out for my next party ( sure beats paying the florist to make it)
Great job ??
This is so pretty!! I really love the flowers and colors you chose!
Thanks so much Meg, really appreciate your lovely comment! Maria
I really love the centerpiece!!! I really love the flowers and colors you use here!!! You are very creative!!!
Sharmelle, so excited you found my blog, it wonderful to meet new people and share my love for flowers, Hope you visit again.