Paper

Thanksgiving-to-Christmas Topiary (Christmas)

By  Kelly Anne Grundhauser 

Materials

  • 6” or 8” STYROFOAM brand foam ball
  • Christmas patterned papers
  • Ribbons
  • Silver tin base
  • Miniature tags

Tools

  • 1/2” dowel
  • Number stamps
  • Ink
  • Colorbox Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Ink (Clearsnap)
  • Stick and hat pins
  • 1. Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser loves multi-functional décor, which is why she created this sophisticated topiary she can easily decorate for Christmas. For the topiary, insert 1/2" dowel in 6" or 8" STYROFOAM brand foam ball inked with Colorbox Dark Moss Fluid Chalk Ink (Clearsnap).
  • 2. For her Thanksgiving topiary, Kelly used patterned papers, cardstock, chipboard, ribbon and ribbon slides (Maya Road) to create adorable miniature tags, which she hung with stick and hat pins (7gypsies). A complementary copper pail makes a fitting seasonal base. On Thanksgiving, she invites guests to write what they are thankful on blank tags to pin to the topiary, making it decorative and meaningful.
  • 3. For her Christmas countdown topiary, Kelly used patterned papers, ribbons, number stamps and ink to create her own version of an advent calendar. She then placed the finished topiary inside a silver tin base.