Friday, December 7, 2012

DIY ornament topiary

You may have noticed my ornament topiary in my last post about my window wreaths.   That was another project that was on my list last year. I was inspired by these at BHG because they were in my color scheme. I set out to make one this year.



I didn't follow the directions at BHG. Instead, I did a little more searching and then just did it my way. Most people suggest painting your stryofoam ball in a complimentary color first. I skipped this step because I was in a hurry, but I do recommend you do that.

I used a 4 in styrofoam ball, 3 different size ornaments and a glitter pick. I also used a dowel rod which I covered in washi tape and a planter from the dollar tree.


My planter was originally bronze, but with a few coats of spray paint it became silver.



You also need some foam for the planter and something to cover it with. I used moss and blue glass pebbles. The pebbles give the bottom some weight.




I think this makes a much better centerpiece for this area than what I had last year, and the ornaments coordinate with my window wreaths.




Check out my mantel and Christmas vignettes to see more ways I've used ornaments in my decor.

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13 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! We'll be having a Christmas party this year and these would look fantastic in the kitchen :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is very pretty. And so easy. Love it.

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  3. I love it. Very nice and colors are great.

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  4. Love the idea! Very festive. :)

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  5. love that! glad i saw your link at wicked awesome weds.

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  6. This is just too cute! I really think the colors you chose to use are perfect.

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  7. Beautiful! Love the color scheme! Yours is prettier than the BHG one :)

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  8. Love your topiary, the colors are so vibrant. Great job! We are members, would love for you to join us. Have a great day, Jeannie of The French Hens Nest

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  9. You have used my favorite colors. I love your decorating! I found this at Shabby Creek Cottage.

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