Make these mini topiary Christmas ornaments this year for a fun and unique way to incorporate farmhouse style into your Christmas tree! A great gift idea for the gardener in your life as well!
I’ve been trying to make our Christmas tree decorations a little more personal this year so of course I had to add something garden-y into the mix. These mini topiary Christmas ornaments are a tiny version of the DIY moss topiaries I made earlier this year and are the direct result of me desperately wanting to find a way to use those tiny terracotta pots that you find in craft stores for years. Those things are so stinkin’ cute aren’t they?
What You Will Need
- Teeny tiny terracotta pots
- Teeny tiny styrofoam cone forms
- A small amount of moss
- Hot glue
- White and light grey acrylic or chalk paint
- Ribbon for hanging
I found all of my supplies at the craft store in the floral department. The terracotta pots are super affordable, but the styrofoam cones can be a bit on the expensive side, so make sure you bring your coupon!
How to Make the Mini Topiary Christmas Ornaments
Start out by aging your terracotta pots or preparing them in any way you choose. I did a teeny tiny version of the larger aged terra cotta pots that I made this spring and I love the way they turned out. I’d also love to see these tiny pots painted in a classic bright red or even in black.
Once your pots are prepared, run a bead of hot glue around the top of the pot and attach a styrofoam cone form to it.
It’s easier if you attach your ribbon or string for hanging now, so do that using hot glue at the very top of the cone form.
Now it’s moss time!
Working with one little pinch of moss at the time, start at the base of your cone form and glue the moss right on to the styrofoam. Keep working around the cone and up towards the top until you’ve completely covered it.
Make sure not to leave any styrofoam exposed at the top where the ribbon is attached! Cover that right up!
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If it’s looking a little shaggy, you can give it a bit of a trim to even things out.
You can either leave it just as it is, or add something like a little bow to the pot to make it a little more Christmas-specific.
I liked mine just simple and as they were because I think they’re adorable enough on their own.
Hang them on your tree and enjoy!
I love seeing interesting ornaments like these on people’s trees and it’s even better if they’ve been handmade!
Do you know a gardener who would love to hang an ornament like this on their tree? Make sure to share this link with them or to pin this idea to Pinterest so you can make it for them yourself. 🙂
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.