Well hello there friends! I hope you are having a fabulous day!! I’ve had several posts lately where I’ve given you a tease of some of my DIY Christmas Decor, so I figured it’s about time that I start posting some of these. After all, Christmas is only 3 weeks away! Eeekkkk!!!! I can barely believe this. Up first on the list of DIYs, I’m going to show you how to make a Christmas Topiary.
I made several of these Christmas Topiaries to place around my house because they are so simple and cheap to make! And they look amazing!!! I picked up most of my supplies at Hobby Lobby, but I wasn’t able to link it here because their seasonal items are limited online, but I’ve added some Amazon links with similar items.
For the buckets, I used some galvanized Christmas buckets that I found at Hobby Lobby and I also used some red and black buffalo check buckets that I found in the Bullseye section at Target. I flocked the topiaries in the galvanized buckets and left the ones in the buffalo check buckets green pine.
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Christmas Topiary DIY
What you need:
Snow Spray (optional)
What you’ll do:
Measure how long you need your stems to be, taking in to account the depth of your bucket (I didn’t actually measure, I just held it in the bucket and eyed it to my desired topiary height). Add the plant stake as needed to create your desired height.
Hold your 2 stems together (or however many you need to create the desired fullness you want) and begin taping them together with the plant stake in place.
If you want to flock your stems, do this before you place them in your bucket. Make sure you do this outdoors, as it makes a huge mess. I held mine in my hand and sprayed with the other hand, but you could also stick it in the ground to spray it. It may need a few coats, but make sure you let it dry between each coat. I sprayed 2 coats on mine.
Place your floral foam blocks in your bucket. You may have to cut them some if they don’t fit perfectly. You will want to make sure they fit pretty snugly so your topiary doesn’t lean.
Once your topiary is dry, stick the stem in the center of the foam block.
Next, you are going to cut enough burlap to wrap around the top of your bucket. I just wrapped it around and tucked it in the sides.
There you go friends! I can’t wait for you to try this to see how easy it is. I’ll be sharing more Christmas DIYs soon, so stay tuned. If you missed my DIY Christmas Hoop Wreaths, you can check that out [HERE]. And if you want to tour my home all decorated for Christmas, you can find that [HERE].
Enjoy your day friends, and be blessed! xoxo