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Victorian Teacup Topiary

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Instructions

  1. Make sure the cup is clean and dry. Cut Styrofoam or clay block to just larger than the rim of the cup so that it fits snugly in the bottom of the cup.
  2. Poke the cinnamon stick about 1 1/2 inches into the center of the Styrofoam ball. Remove cinnamon stick and place a small amount of glue on the end of it and reinsert it to secure.
  3. Put a small amount of glue on a rosebud and press into Styrofoam ball, beginning at top. Cover entire ball with rosebuds in this manner by going in a circular direction around ball to base. Place small sprigs of babies breath between rosebuds to fill in spaces, using a small amount of glue to secure each one.
  4. Place the open end of the cinnamon stick into the center of the Styrofoam block or florist's clay in cup and secure with glue. Cover clay or block with Spanish moss to just above the rim of the cup. Use a little glue to secure the moss to the clay or block.
  5. Use the ribbon to make looped bows and glue to the cup.
  6. If you are using a saucer, you glue the cup to the saucer and place leftover rosebuds and babies breath sprigs around base of cup.

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