I'm so excited to be guest blogging for the The Wood Connection today! I am a lover of all things vintage and shabby chic so I thought I'd share with you a couple vintage inspired gift topiaries I created for the holiday season.
Two large wooden blocks
Two medium wooden blocks
Two small wooden blocks
Two candle stick holders
Acrylic paint in ivory and tan
Pattern paper- Carta Bella Winter Fun collection and Echo Park Dots and Stripes collection
All these supplies can be found at The Wood Connection
Let's get started!
Paint each of your wooden blocks with ivory acrylic paint and let dry.
Paint your candlesticks as well and let dry. I chose to paint mine in tan and white.
Measure and cut ten large squares of paper to fit the large blocks, ten for the medium and ten for the small. Ink around the edges of each piece of paper for a distressed look.
Adhere each piece of paper to their respective blocks and let dry. Trim and sand down any excess paper on the blocks.
Stack the blocks and glue them together using wood glue; let dry.
Tie ribbon around the bottom of the large block and wrap around the top and tie in a bow.
Now it's time to decorate! I used a few silver sprigs from the craft store and glued them around a couple of the blocks. I also attached a small bottle brush tree on top of the block.
I found a package of mini plastic deer at the craft store, I simply sprayed one with spray adhesive and sprinkled glitter on it. What a festive deer he is!
I finished up by adding a few more sprigs around the blocks, attaching a resin snowflake and adhering the stack of blocks to the candlestick. Tie ribbon around the candlestick and you're done!
Pretty simple, eh? The most time consuming part is waiting for the paint and glue to dry and if you're like me (an impatient crafter) that is the hardest part!
The second topiary follows the same directions as the first. The only difference is I attached a banner across the front of the topiary. I used the font Porcelain and printed out the words "Joyeux Noel". I then cut the paper out banner style, traced the edges with glue and sprinkled the banner with glitter and attached it to the topiary.
I hope you've enjoyed this Christmas Topiary tutorial. Thanks so much to The Wood Connection for the opportunity to guest post!
Now for the giveaway!!
The Wood Connection has given me a $25 gift certificate to their store to give to one lucky winner!
Just leave a comment and you'll be entered into the drawing.
The drawing will end Thursday, Dec 20th, so be sure to enter today!
(This drawing is for those who live in Utah or are planning to visit soon, because it is a brick and mortar store. They have no online ordering yet.)