I have always thought of sunflowers as a fall flower. Now that faux sunflowers are available in colors other than orange or yellow, I am beginning to rethink it.
I decided to undertake the area on each side of the fireplace before I tackled the mantel.
I came up with the idea of making a tall topiary for each side of the fireplace.
I planted my topiary's in vintage milk cans to give them the height that I was looking for.
I think pink sunflowers are the perfect choice for my late summer / early fall look
I used a round piece of styrofoam to stick my flowers and greenery in for the topiary top. You can find one at almost any craft store.
H had scrap poles from other projects on hand, the one on the other topiary was a broom handle. H cut a piece to fit in the opening of the milk can, stuck the pole thru it, and used long screws put in at an angle to hold the pole in place.
You've seen a few sneak peeks at the new mantel decor, but it was still a work in progress when I took the pics of the sunflower topiary's. I'll be back in a few days with the mantel reveal!
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