Christmas Decorating Ideas: Topiaries are great!

by Kristina Keller-Wilczek on August 22, 2010

in Christmas Decorating Ideas

From Diana at DecorMadeSimple.com

Handmade Christmas decorations from Diana at DecorMadeSimple.com

I really love this simplistic example of making  topiaries for use as Christmas decorations.  The picture shows a taller topiary in the center with two smaller topiaries flanking it.

If  you love  topiaries  as much as I do, it is fun to create a collection of different sizes.  Green moss topiaries are easy as well, attaching moss with glue or greening pics.

In www.decormadesimple.com the article written by Diana states “They are just the right size to bring holiday cheer to a tabletop, buffet or console”. They truly look great anywhere you want to create the focus.  Empty corners, window seals, powder room counters etc.

Much larger, 4-6 foot double-tiered topiaries are perfect for flanking an outdoor or indoor entrance.  Carrying the theme throughout your home has its charm.  I would suggest if they are dominate in the entrance that they be secondary in the adjoining room — almost as if an afterthought.  Then, in the following adjoining room, more of a focal point again with the theme for that particular room.

Here are the instructions Diana provided for her handmade Christmas decorations.

Styrofoam cones can be used for Christmas Decorating Ideas

Styrofoam cones can be used for Christmas Decorating Ideas

Supplies and How to for Ivy Topiaries;

  1. White or green foam cone. (You pick the size you want for your topiaries).
  2. Real or silk ivy (I used real ivy).
  3. Flower pot (size depends on the size of the cone) I dry brushed a terra cotta pot with white paint.
  4. A twig (find a twig from broken tree branches)
  5. Strait pins or glue (I used straight pins to secure the ivy to the foam cone)
  6. Spanish moss
  7. Snow Spray

Supplies and How to for Eucalyptus Topiaries;

  1. White or green foam ball. (You pick the size you want for your topiaries)
  2. Eucalyptus (found in craft/art supply stores), attach by poking the stems into the foam ball.
  3. Flower pot (terra cotta pots were used for these topiaries).
  4. A twig (find a twig from a broken tree branch).
  5. Spanish moss Styrofoam
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