STRAWBERRY TEAPOT TOPIARY


Using a mélange of vintage teapots, repurposed as vases to serve up fruit-filled topiaries, you can easily create an inviting, whimsical Dessert Buffet for a Wedding Reception, Bridal Shower, Mother’s Day Brunch, or Birthday Party.

This deliciously sweet topiary is also featured in my DIY Tea Party Teapot Posies Project. Check it out for more ideas and inspiration.

Strawberry Teapot Topiary Tools & Construction Materials

  1. Fresh Flowers – I suggest lush, fragrant, garden varieties, such as lilacs, tea roses, peonies, and freesia – I used Chrysanthemums and Baby’s Breath
  2. Vintage Teapot – I recommend “thematic” pots, rescued from obscurity at yard sales, Goodwill, and charity shops the world around – for this arrangement I used a white basket-weave pot with embossed strawberries
  3. Organic Fresh Fruits – edible arrangements are a diverting, weight-conscious welcome to any Party
  4. Flat Styrofoam Shapes – use a variety of forms as bases – available at your local Michaels or craft store
  5. Styrofoam Shapes – use a variety as topiary forms – available at your local Michaels or craft store
  6. Foil-wrapped Chocolates – anybody can  put candy in a dish, but the most revered host will incorporate candies in the floral décor
  7. Decorative Pins – I used pearl pins and Lomey Gem Diamante pins for added panache
  8. Toothpicks – used to create sanitary, edible topiaries
  9. Decorative Ribbons – available at your local Walmart, Michaels, or craft and sewing stores
  10. Bamboo Skewers – as an ecologically-conscious host, you’ll want to use renewable wood sources to create your edible topiaries

Edible Teapot Topiary Instructions

  1. Fill your teapot with “Dry” floral foam
  2. Prepare your berry topiary top

    1. Cover your Styrofoam ball in plastic wrap to keep the foam bits off your edible fruits and stick bamboo skewers into the bottom of your ball
    2. Stick toothpicks into your foam ball and place berries onto the toothpicks to create a fruit-ful topiary
    3. OPTIONAL: tie a ribbon around the skewers for added stability and flair
  3. Stick your edible topiary into your foam-filled teapot
  4. Fill your teapot with fresh flowers
    1. HINT: use water tubes to keep your flowers looking fresher, longer
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