Have you seen the beautiful Christmas ornament topiaries for sale? Have you seen the outrageous prices? They do make a lovely outdoor Christmas decoration. Keep an eye out when these oversized shatterproof oversized ornaments are on sale. None of the stores seem to carry a large inventory of these for the entire holiday season, so you will want to get yours early Pick yours up and you will be ready to make your own tall ornament topiary! This is actually and easy project and creative way to add Christmas cheer to your front porch!
I seem to always be wanting to make topiaries of some kind for my outdoor Christmas decorations. I really liked the topsy turvy gift boxes that looked like giant Christmas presents that I did last year!
Someday I keep telling myself I am just going to put a slender Christmas tree on each side of the front door! I have so many great ideas, but there is only one Christmas season each year! Just wait until you see what I do next year!
I had been wanting to make a Christmas ornament topiary for a long time, and finally a couple of years ago I found the right combination of ornaments to create mine! I finally settled on these red and gold ornaments and went to work! To tell the truth, I had these ornaments for a few weeks before I began this project, but on this particular day my Mother informed me that my Dad had been feisty, and didn’t I have a project for him! This is what sometimes happens when your parents live in the apartment above your garage.
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Oversized Christmas ornaments
Hot glue gun
Terra cotta pot or urn
Floral foam or styrofoam
Select your ornaments:
Choose a selection of at least three graduated sizes of ornaments, using shatterproof or plastic ornaments for your topiary. I selected two large round ornaments of different sizes, one red one with a gold glittered pattern on it.
Make an ornament topiary:
I had my dad helping me and had him pull the tops off of the ornaments. Use a pair of wire cutters to pull those off. They pop off quite easily.
I used an old glue gun without any glue in it to make the hole a little bit larger after removing the ornament holder. You will want to use something sturdy like half inch wooden dowels to support your topiary.
Push the wood dowel down through your ornament to determine the bottom opposite the initial hole and make another hole with your hot glue gun. Repeat that process on your second large ornament.
You will finish with the large Christmas ornament on the bottom of your stack on the dowel rod.
I am going to put my topiary in one of my urns by my front door. I usually have sansevieria in these pots, but I pulled them out and put them in the backyard for the holiday season.
This is how the inside of my urn looks, the foam and the rocks surround my plant when it is in the urn, for this application, I wedged a square of styrofoam firmly into the urn.
This is how my topiary looks. If not holding the bottom ornament, they would slide right down the dowel. The dowel I used is three feet long. I did not have to cut mine, but you might have to trim one down depending upon the depth of the container you are putting your topiary into.
I could simply push my dowel rod down through the cube of styrofoam and down to the bottom of the urn.
I found that my urn was not quite deep enough to support my topiary where I wanted it, so I added two small blocks of dry floral foam, one in front and one in the back of my topiary.
I added a garland to the base of the topiary, tucking it into the urn so it will not come loose. Then I added a pretty red ribbon for a festive holiday look!
Make your own topiary for a fraction of the cost of the catalog versions, and get to pick your own colors and styles!
If you would like to see more of my Christmas diy projects, take a look at these: