Rose Topiary Ball Centerpieces are an elegant way to jazz up a table setting for your next formal or casual event. These timeless decorations exude the formality of expensive floral designs, but are easy to make on your own. All you will need is a few supplies and some creative vision to make your own Rose Topiary Ball Centerpieces.
Step 1 - Gather all the necessary materials. You will need a container to use as the base, decorative filling such as glass pebbles or gravel, a wooden dowel, florist foam ball and all of your fresh greenery and flowers (or silk flowers if desired). Consider using the same material used to decorate the rest of your event. For example, ribbons used on place cards or on napkins can be used to cover the wooden dowels, while terracotta pots can be painted to match your event colors.
Step 2 - Decorate your Rose Ball Topiary base. If using a plain old terracotta pot, you can easily paint to match your event colors. For formal evenings, consider deep colors such as mahogany or black accented with metallic gold and silver details. Use a hot glue gun to adhere ribbon or other embellishments such as lace or satin. Paint the foam ball and wooden dowel if desired.
Step 3 - Assemble the Rose Ball Topiary Centerpiece. Using a knife, hollow out a small piece in the bottom of the foam ball the width of the wooden dowel. With a dab of hot glue, attach the foam to the dowel so it resembles a lollipop. Place the other end of the wooden dowel in the center of the base and fill with your choice of filler materials. For a casual party, consider filling with bright colored candy such as jellybeans.
Step 4 - Attach your Roses to your Centerpiece. When choosing roses, look for buds which are only beginning to open to ensure freshness and longevity. The amount of roses you will need depends on the size of the topiary. For a 6" foam ball, you will need approximately 12-18 roses. Cut the rose stems to approximately 1.5" in length, leaving a 45 degree cut at the end. Starting at the top and working your way down in a spiral pattern, place the roses in the foam ball, leaving some space in between for any filler floral elements such as leaves, Baby's breath, daises or climbing ivy.
Step 5 - Add the final touches. Consider adding other accessories such as faux birds, or quickly dusting the roses with a little pearl dust or glitter to add some shine.
To ensure freshness, keep the finished Rose Ball Topiary Centerpieces in a cool environment away from direct sunlight. Periodically hydrate the flowers using a spray bottle filled with water.