Make ball base. Insert 1 in. of dowel rod into craft foam ball, and then remove. Use hot glue gun to add glue to cut end of dowel rod. Insert dowel rod back into craft foam ball.
Make paper flower-covered ball base. Crumple baking cup at the base so it?s like a point. Use pin to insert through paper flower base and into craft foam ball. Repeat to cover craft foam ball, keeping paper flowers close together.
Assemble topiary. Place craft foam block in bucket. Insert end of dowel rod into craft foam block. Tie ribbon around dowel rod. Use hot glue gun to secure if necessary. Cover craft foam block in bucket with tulle if desired.