I have a thing for topiaries! Topiaries are the perfect way to tuck a little bit of an organic element into any decor! And they bring a little height to a vignette. But mostly they are just adorable!!!! Today I’ll be sharing the easiest CHRISTMAS TOPIARY DIY. I’m making mine small and oh, so sweet… to sit on a little shelf, bringing Christmas Cheer to the kitchen. Did you notice the base of this topiary is a white ironstone sugar bowl? Ironstone is the vintage choice for my Farmhouse kitchen! Let’s get started and make a CHRISTMAS TOPIARY!
It’s time for another addition of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS! Edition #7!
I’m joining some very talented diy bloggers to bring you 6 Christmas DIY’S a week. Just think… that’s 60 CHIRSTMAS DIY’S IN ALL! Check out the bottom of this post to see what my blogging buddies are posting!
Here are 6 other COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS DIY’S from StoneGable…
The instructions in this tutorial can be used to make big, tall, seasonal, indoor, outdoor and any other type of topiary you can think of!
But let’s make a CHRISTMAS TOPIARY today!
- white craft paint
- sticks- Here’s a SG tip… use the old wood on a hydrangea bush. The sticks are the perfect size and are quite straight. If you need a thicker topiary stem tie a few together.
- willow ball
- container for topiary
- florist clay (found in floral section of craft store)
- greens I used a garland and cut it apart
- hot glue
- small Christmas balls
1. Paint sticks. I painted mine white, but if you want a natural looking topiary you can leave them natural. Don’t paint them solid white, just lightly brush over the sticks. Let some of the natural color show through. Let dry.
2. Paint willow ball. Don’t worry about not hitting every spot. Just paint the outside branches. I left a little space unpainted so you can see its original color. If you like the natural look leave it unpainted.
3. Cut apart a piece of Styrofoam into chunks.
4. Wedge Styrofoam chunks into the container until it is full.
5. Hot glue greens over the willow ball until it is completely covered. Put one end of the stick into the willow ball until it reaches the top. Stand the stick with the topiary ball next to the topiary container and to judge how tall the topiary should be. Cut stick if needed.
6. Push the other end of the topiary stick into the Styrofoam in the container until it hits the bottom of the container. Mold some florist clay around the base of the stick and the Styrofoam to secure it (not shown).
7. Pull the hangers out of the small Christmas balls.
8. Glue balls to the topiary ball here and there.
9. Glue balls to the base of the topiary container to cover the Styrofoam.
10. To get rid of glue spiders, use a blow dryer set on low and go over the topiary ball. The glue spiders will melt.
11. Add a few green sprigs to the balls in the bottom of the topiary container. (Look at the stick in this picture. It’s a good shot of how it should look when it’s painted.)
13. Display your masterpiece. Sing a little Christmas tune!
Use you imagination and make a CHRISTMAS TOPIARY that says “you”!
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