Handmade Holiday: Ornament Topiary

December 15, 2019

One of the wonderful things about Christmas is the opportunity to make handmade gifts for friends and family.  Each year, I make items that I have been inspired by, sometimes from the stores or sometimes online. In the past, I had seen many wreaths made from glass ornaments, but this year, I decided to create ornament topiaries that are perfect decor for tablescapes, buffet tables or even table topper trees.

This craft took me a couple of hours to make. I used a variety shapes and sizes of ornaments. The ornaments I selected had a vintage feel. Many of the ornaments I used came from a variety of stores including Amazon, Walmart and Hobby Lobby. I used the “unbreakable” glass ornaments to create this ornament topiary with a few found treasures and treats tucked in along the way.

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Heres’s what you will need to get started to make your very own ornament topiary:

Ornament Topiary Supplies:


Step 1 Ornament Topiary

  1. Start off and remove the metal hanging clip from the spire ornament and hot glue it to the top of the cardboard cone.
  2. Next, begin at the bottom and build your ornament topiary. Glue the balls from the bottom until the top working your way up to the top.
  3. Continue on and layer on additional smaller and other shaped ornaments tucking them into nooks and crannies until you can no longer see the cardboard cone showing through.ornament topiary close up
  4. Lastly, for a final touch, hot glue on the beaded garland being sure to drape it in a relaxed fashion.

Enjoy and be sure to tag me if you care to share your ornament topiary on social media. I would absolutely love to see your creativity!

For many more holiday crafts like this, please check out my crafting section.



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