Chic boxwood topiaries in mint julep cups are a beautiful Christmas craft that ups the volume on holiday table scapes. I’ve got the easy DIY!
Whenever I start thinking about decorating for Christmas and what theme and colors I want to use (and believe me, this happens months out), my thoughts always include a centerpiece that could last all season. I’ve always done this because as you know, I love to tweak. Start with an initial design, lay it out and then add a little more, change out a couple things here and there, you know – tweak. This is especially the case with table centerpieces and our fireplace mantel.
This year as I start designing, I’d like a centerpiece that runs the length of the table. Perhaps one that has a very slight curve? Or maybe just keep it straight? And with our fireplace mantel, I have a few things in mind, these topiaries included, so I’ll gather a few decor items to add, lay them all out and design from there.
Prime example of tweaking.
Chic Boxwood Topiaries In Mint Julep Cups
The main design element for my holiday centerpiece and mantel display, is all about boxwood. It’s long lasting, stays fresh-looking for a long time, and is my favorite evergreen to work with. So with that, my thought is to make a few boxwood topiaries in mint julep cups and display them throughout the centerpiece. An easy craft that, in the end, looks oh so chic!
As with pretty much every holiday arrangement I make, I start by shopping my yard. Since I have a fondness for boxwoods, and because they’re so easy to grow, I have several of them around our house and yard. Their tight-leafy branches will be perfect to make a Christmas tree shaped topiary, or three.
Here’s What You’ll Need To Make Boxwood Topiaries
Boxwood branches: Make sure that when you cut the branches, you cut branches that are the same size. This way when you cut smaller pieces, they’ll look more uniform.
A serrated knife to trim the cone to fit the cup: I found that a good steak knife that you have on hand works perfectly for this job.
Something for the top. You can use ribbon or any small ornament or object that you like. I’m using pearl balls that I have left over from other craft projects.
Here Is The Easy DIY!
Trim the bottom of the cone to size, fitting in the mint julep cup.
Cut 1-inch pieces of the boxwood, trimming from the bottom half of each piece.
Nestle the cone in the mint julep cup.
Starting from the bottom and working in rows, insert pieces of boxwood into the foam.
Attach or hot glue a small ornament or bead to for the tree topper.
It’s That Easy!
These topiaries would look chic any time of year, including Christmas and would absolutely beautiful displayed on your fireplace mantle or included in your holiday table centerpiece!
More Holiday Centerpiece Ideas!
Here is another beautiful Christmas centerpiece idea that is easy to make and looks so festive! Click HERE for the DIY.
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