Fawn: Christmas Gift Topiaries and a Giveaway!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Gift Topiaries and a Giveaway!

 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.  

Supplies used-
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.) 


  1. I Love this tutorial!! Thanks for sharing. Hope I win

  2. I totally love this, I want to create them. You are so talented. Jo Leen Slack

  3. Lovely! Thanks for the tutorial and thanks to Wood Connection for the giveaway!

  4. Wow! Those are absolutely gorgeous! Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  5. Very Cute--Thanks for sharing!

  6. I adore vintage! I absolutely love these projects and am so glad I found your blog!

  7. I LOVE this project! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I love all things vintage as well! Thank you for the tutorial and fun giveaway!

  9. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win. Denise-

  10. Thank you for the darling tutorial! Your blog is beautiful!

  11. GREAT tutorial! I'm a huge fan of The Wood Connection and now YOU! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Sarah Lewis lewisS78@gmail.comDecember 18, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Found your blog from The Wood Connection! I love this project and I hope I win! Merry Christmas!

  13. What a fun idea! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway! Angie- millerCrafts21@hotmail.com

  14. I love the colors you chose for your project. Not the traditional Christmas colors and I LOVE that!

  15. Beautiful topiaries. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Gina Kirk - kirkfamily6@gmail.com

  16. You NEVER cease to amaze me with your craftiness.

  17. Love LOVE these!

  18. Wonderful projects! Thank you for the chance to win.


  19. What a pretty creation! Hope I win! :)

  20. Such a fun project! I'm going to make one for my Mom.
    Thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway!

  21. What a lovely project! Love your blog.

  22. You have a beautiful blog! i love how vintage all your projects are! Thanks for a chance to win!

  23. I absolutely love this craft! It looks so gorgeous!

  24. Love love this craft! (I just commented but forgot to leave my email!) :)
    Angie G- beanie909@gmail.com

  25. It still amazes me that there are always those creative people who can come up with something new that no one else has created yet! I absolutely love these trees. So absolutely Chic and adorable. Who couldn't LOVE them !!!

  26. It always amazes me the creativity of people and that there is always some new creation never created before. These trees are so Chic & adorable. What an amazing Xmas it would be to actually win something! Merry Christmas!