Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas topiary

When I saw this photo over at BHG I knew I had to have it. No doubt, it had to be mine. I do love the colors but they wouldn't go with much in my house at the moment, so I had to improvise.



I made a ton of these Santa Jars last year to give Oreo truffles in so I just made another big ol' one.





You can't really mess this up, red body, white paint for fur, black belt and a silver buckle, last year the buckles were gold. This year, gold was not in my stash, which actually worked out because I used red and silver ornaments.





Fate I tell you. ;)


Now take your foam ball and heat up your glue gun. Put a rim of glue around each neck of the ornaments then stick them in place. I used mini ornaments to fill in the gaps.




(Yes, I do my best work on the kitchen floor.)



Looking back on this project I would most definitely spray paint the ball first, you can still kind of see green, oh well live and learn.



Glue the top and bottom of the dowel and stick it in the foam ball and the foam blocks and stick it in your pot. Throw some left over fake snow from your mantel project in the pot to hide the the dusty devil green floral foam. Done and done! See how easy that was?





The most tedious part was filling in the gaps with the minis, and painting a straight line for the belt when all I had was a large foam brush. For now, I'll live with a little smudginess. Ohhh, the things you do to insure you finish a project before DIY day. ;)




The Girl Creative



DIY Day @ ASPTL

And, Linking up to Lindsay's Impromptu Inspire party & The Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday!
*Posted two weeks in a row to The shabby chic cottage, Sorry about that girls!* Whoops!




56 comments:

Kimmy @ my beautifully blessed life said...

That has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing!

Beachbrights said...

Awwww. This is so sweet! I love this!!!

XOXO

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Okay, that is CUTE!! I like it. :) I do my best work at the dining room table. :) Stopping by from Kimba's party. Hope you'll come by--I have a Blogiversary/Christmas Giveaway up. :) Here's my link:
http://serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com/2009/12/girlie-tree-skirt-and.html

Jessabells said...

Great idea. Totally love it!!

Richella said...

This.is.ADORABLE. I wrote a post about moss topiaries, so of course I had to click on your link at DIY Day. I didn't realize when I clicked it that it would bring me to you! I'm always glad when I come here. Seeing you puts a smile on my face every time. And this is so cute! Great job!!

heidi said...

Super cute! I really like it!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

That is SUPER cute! I love the topiary! Gorgeous!

Natural Mama said...

This is my favorite project I've seen tonight so far! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I absolutely LOVE it! I actually just posted a picture of the blue and green BHG topiary on my blog on Sunday. I was completely smitten with it! I love the touches you added to yours, and now I'm motivated to do my own. Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

That is stinkin' cute. Love it.

GroverFamily said...

i love it great job!

Destination Seaborn said...

That is the cutest! I love your painted pot. Nice job on the topiary! TFS~Lisa

Stephanie Lynn said...

Cutest thing ever!!! Happy Holidays!

The Harris Family said...

I love it! Very Cute.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Really cute idea. Great painting job on the pot.

Dianna said...

I made ivy topiaries this year, but I really like these made with ornaments. Maybe next year??

michelle@everydaycelebrating said...

Adorable!!! I love it!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Totally adorable. I love the Santa pot.

Mandy said...

ADORABLE! And your painting is gorgeous - my belt would have been tragic!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is too cute! Love the "Santa" pot especially! :) Great job!
Blessings,
Stacey

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great, nice work!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think it looks great! The pot and the topiary itself came out so good!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Rachelle ~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements.

As fall came to a close I looked forward to winter (that's fast approaching), bringing a festive inspiration for a few DIY decorations and gifts, with a little baking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
My cat also appreciates the evergreens and an occasional ping pong toss of my (newly created and not yet dried) ornaments...

I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet holiday wishes,
Sara

Katie said...

I made some tiny pots like that to have as candle holders. These are adorable! Good job!

Kahra @ Thrifty LaRue said...

I saw a picture of the BHG ones a few weeks ago and loved them. Yours are so cute, and I love the Santa belt. I'd attempt one, but my life is consumed by the sequined tree I'm trying to finish! Thanks for sharing.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love the topiary and the pot. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world.

susan said...

This is my first visit and I am SO glad I came! This is the CUTEST thing ever...and even I might be able to pull it off! Bookmarking this one for sure--thanks!

Reid said...

LOVE LOVE!

Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

So cute!!! I love it! I think I'm stealing your idea... if I do make it, I'll let you know for sure. Beautiful!

Kim said...

I stopped by from Living with Lindsay and I must say I'm so glad I did. I love this. You did a awesome job. I'm definitely going to try this.

Casey said...

love this! I've seen many topiary's recently but this one is so very creative, the Santa belt is great

Living With Lindsay said...

Okay, I love this! How creative!

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

How darling is this! I definitely need to put this one on my list for holiday crafts!

Anny said...

WOW! This is the best topiary of the season!

The Girl Creative said...

So stinkin cute!!!:) Love it!! Thanks for linking up!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Very clever! Thanks for linking~

the queen said...

Only you can see the flaws. I think it looks fabulous and am filing it away in the "to do one day" file.

Vanessa said...

Very Cute!! I've seen the pot idea, but adding the topiary just makes it! Love it!

Sandy said...

Great ideal! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

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I am so glad that just browsing the net brought me here! I've found my cute and very inexpensive Christmas gifts for my coworkers! Keep spreading Fabulousness!

heather said...

so so so adorable! i love the santa claus buckle detailing on the pot--so cute!

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Wow...Adorable!

Anonymous said...

just stumbled upon your pretty project. I'm going to make lots of them and hang them all around the house. thanks for the idea.regards from the philippines.

Tattoo art & design said...

Just stumble upon your website, really nice christmas topiary, thank you for sharing!

Mark

Hazel-Kerrie said...

That is possibly one of the most visually effective Christmas decorations I have seen in a long time. Definitely going on my To Make List :)

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~ Tami said...

Rachelle,
Very cute. I featured it today over at Scribbles and Swirls. Please take a look, grab a button and follow along!
http://tamiscribblesandswirls.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-topiary.html
Thanks for the inspiration!
~Tami

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