DIY Christmas Tree Topiary for Your Table

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Today in the wreath shop I’m sharing a fun snow-themed Christmas tree topiary I made for a custom order. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Christmas Tree Topiary for Your Table Tutorial

In this video, I’m sharing how to make a Christmas Tree Topiary for your table! This one is snow-themed but you can change the theme and colors to fit your home. These would be beautiful on a mantle, porch or entryway. You could even stand them on either side of a fireplace. Let’s get started:



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DIY Christmas Tree Topiary for Your Table Tutorial:

Use chalk couture snowflake transfers and past on tin cans for a frosty effect.


  • Next, because of the size of the arrangement, you’ll need to add weight to the pail. I used aquarium rocks and add hot glue over it to seal it in the container.
  • Trim Styrofoam to fit the pail and add hot glue to the bottom of it to ensure a snug fit.
  • Prep your Christmas tree by fluffing it and trimming any branches that are too long. Then remove the base/stand.
  • Wrap the white garland around the tree to fill it in as an optional step. Fluff it again to intertwine the garland and tree so it looks like one piece. Note: There is a slight color difference between the tree and garland but this will not be noticeable once the topiary is complete.
  • Place a hole in the center of the Styrofoam using an awl.
  • Add hot glue to the stem of the tree and insert into the hole you made in the Styrofoam.
  • Prep the Christmas picks by cutting the individual stems apart.
  • Begin by attaching the larger ornaments to the bottom as if you’re decorating a full 7 foot Christmas tree.  Add hot glue to the stems and attach into the tree.
  • Work up the tree inserting the various ornaments around the tree.
  • Next, I added some of the leaves from the Christmas picks around the bottom of the tree. Be sure to add hot glue to the stem before inserting into the tree for better adhesion.
  • Tie a bow out of Deco Flex Tubing and attach to the top of the tree.
  • Since this is a snow themed topiary, I added snowflake ornaments. Hot glue an edge to adhere in the tree (I cut one side to help it fit in the tree).
  • Next, add the silver and white Christmas picks. The order I recommend is the white snowball picks first, then the white feather picks and silver feather picks. I added the longer pieces towards the bottom of the tree and moved up the tree with the smaller pieces.
  • Lastly, wrap the pearl garland around the tree. Start at the bottom, attaching to a branch. Then continue wrapping around the tree, attaching to some branches as you go.

DIY Christmas Tree Topiary for Your Table Video…

Are you ready to make a topiary out of a Christmas tree? Wouldn’t this be cute for a buffet table at a party?

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  1. Mia Grace on January 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Just Beautiful! I am wondering how you would ship such an item? Blessings Julie

    • Julie Siomacco on January 5, 2020 at 12:34 pm

      I shipped mine by wrapping in bubble wrap and fitting snugly into a box.

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