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)
To make Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries:
- Decide how you’ll arrange your coins. I decorated one cone in stripes, and the other cone is more random.
- 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.
Here’s another idea – Kathleen George made her Mardi Gras Topiaries using Mardi Gras beads.
I also used those famous, Mardi Gras beads to make my 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.
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.
Mardi Gras is February 28. Do you have plans to celebrate?