Celebrate Mardi Gras and DIY Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries

Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and today I have DIY Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries for your Mardi Gras party. Every year I like to feature at least one easy, Mardi Gras decoration, and keeping it easy is important because Mardi Gras is all about the big easy, right? It’s easy to find Mardi Gras coins in party stores and online, too. Cutting the coins in half is a cinch – just be sure to use an older pair of scissors so you don’t dull the blades on your best pair!


To make Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:  8” x 4” cones (or other sizes of your choice)
  • Mardi Gras coins
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors (not your best pair)
Easy DIY Mardi Gras decor

On one cone, I arranged the coins in stripes. On the second cone, I added the colors randomly.

To make Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries:

  1. Decide how you’ll arrange your coins. I decorated one cone in stripes, and the other cone is more random.
  2. Glue coins in rows around a cone, starting at the bottom. Overlap the coins as you go. As the cone narrows, you will need to trim the coins to fit. It’s easy to cut the coins in half with scissors – just be sure to use an older pair of scissors so you don’t dull the edges of your best pair. The more narrow the cone, the more you’ll need to snip off the coin.
Easy, DIY Mardi Gras Decorations

The Mardi Gras coins are available in party stores and online.

Here’s another idea – Kathleen George made her Mardi Gras Topiaries using Mardi Gras beads.

DIY Mardi Gras Decor with mardi gras beads

Mardi Gras Bead Cones by Kathleen George.

I also used those famous, Mardi Gras beads to make my Beaded Mardi Gras Wreath.

DIY Mardi Gras Wreath with mardi gras beads

Beaded Mardi Gras Wreath

A few years ago, I walked into a craft store looking for inspiration to make a Mardi Gras wreath, and walked out inspired to make four, super-easy Mardi Gras Wreaths.

DIY easy Mardi Gras Wreaths

Last year, I made a Mardi Gras Wreath from fringed tissue paper. If you don’t want to shop for coins and beads, pick up tissue paper instead to make this Fringed Tissue Paper Wreath. You can always use the leftover tissue paper in a gift bag.

Easy, DIY Mardi Gras Wreath with tissue paper

Mardi Gras is February 28. Do you have plans to celebrate?

Happy crafting!


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13 Responses to Celebrate Mardi Gras and DIY Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries

  1. These are so fun! Fat Tuesday is just around the corner. Always fun to get the baby in the Mardi Gras coffeecake. These are fun!

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  3. CraftyB says:

    Great & colorful mardi gras decor!! A perfect centerpiece while enjoying King Cake!!!

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Love the bright colors and the whimsy of it all

  5. Anne Haun says:

    Cute ideas. Mardi Gras is big here – Galveston Tx has Mardi Gras party after party.

    • Sharon says:

      How interesting that it’s a big day in Texas, too! Thank you for sharing that, I had no idea. Do you decorate and celebrate the day, too? Craft on! Sharon

  6. LOVE the colors of Mardi Gras! They are so pretty together! I really love the Mardi Gras Bead Topiary and wreath but the feathery wreath with the mask is my top pick! Absolutely gorgeous!!
    I am hoping to get a king cake to celebrate Mardi Gras with! I really love introducing the grandchildren to other cultures and the traditions they have! A nice big pot of Gumbo and king cake for dessert is the perfect way to celebrate in my opinion!
    Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful week!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! It’s fun to see the bright colors in the middle of winter, isn’t it? I love your Mardi Gras plans, and I bet the grandkids will look forward to a little Mardi Gras party, too. Have fun! Sharon

      • I was able to find some faux fur fabric to make a wreath with and ordered it today! It is not as luxurious a fabric as on the one shown but I think It will look nice when completed! tFs!

      • Sharon says:

        Yay! I’m so excited to see your Faux Fur Wreath! What are your plans for embellishing it? I hope you’ll share a photo when you’re done. Craft on! Sharon

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