Easy? Check! Inexpensive? Yes! Holiday style? Absolutely! DIY Christmas Garland Topiaries have it all!

I have another quick & easy Christmas craft today, yay! You’ll style these cones in a flash with sparkling garland, pretty ribbon and colorful ornaments. It’s a fast way to refresh your Christmas décor, and these Christmas Garland Topiaries are inexpensive, too – your local dollar store is a budget savvy source for the garland, ribbon and ornaments. Why not wrap up a forest of DIY, Christmas Garland Topiaries for your mantel, kitchen island or dining room table?

DIY Christmas Garland Topiary

Christmas Garland Topiary by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Christmas Garland Topiary, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone or other size of your choice
  • Garland, 10 ft.
  • Ornaments: Fifteen, 25mm; one 2-1/2” (for the top)
  • Ribbon with wired edge, 1-1/2” wide x 1-1/2 yds.
  • Double-sided tape
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins

To make a Christmas Garland Topiary:

1. Place double sided tape on three sides of the cone.

2. Pin the garland to the top of the cone and wrap the garland around the cone, pinning again at the bottom. The double sided tape will help hold the garland in place. Spot glue, if needed.

3. Pin the wire edge ribbon to the top of the cone and wrap it loosely around the cone, pinning again at the bottom to secure.

DIY Christmas Garland Topiary

Top it off with a sparkling ornament.

4. Glue the 25-mm ornaments around the cone, in between the ribbon. Glue the 2-½” ornament to the top of the cone.

DIY Christmas Garland Topiary

You could style these cones in so many different ways!

I have a few more easy, “wrap & go” Christmas topiaries that won’t bust the holiday budget. Like this Christmas Cranberry Tree.

DIY Christmas Cranberry Tree

Dig out an old t-shirt or two and wrap up a T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Topiary.

DIY T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Cones

Or maybe you have an old plaid flannel shirt you can repurpose to DIY Plaid Flannel Cones.

DIY Plaid Flannel Cones

Use an old plaid, flannel shirt to DIY these Plaid Flannel Cones.

Here’s one more idea – these stash-busting, Scrappy Christmas Cone will use up all of those little bits of fabric and ribbon you’ve been saving.

DIY scrappy Christmas topiary

What will you do to refresh your Christmas decor this year?

Happy crafting!


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12 Responses to Easy? Check! Inexpensive? Yes! Holiday style? Absolutely! DIY Christmas Garland Topiaries have it all!

  1. CraftyB says:

    More festive fun!!! Thanks.

  2. This just proves the old saying that, “All that glitters is not gold”! Love the Sparkle and shine of the Lovely red and silver garland tree! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Barb. I’m seeing a lot of bright colors for Christmas this year, like pink and aqua, and these would be pretty wrapped up in sparkling bright garlands, too. I think it would be hard to DIY just one — so easy and so many ways to make these. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. CraftyB says:

    So many beautiful ways to create topiaries. These would be awesome on our holiday mantle, but it will be hard to decide which topiary to choose!

    • Sharon says:

      Why not mix and match? Make a few of your favorites in different styles and coordinate the colors so that you have your own forest of custom Christmas trees. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  4. Christmas Garland Topiary – I really like the colors and the sparkles! This is a great project for kids and adults to work together on this Christmas design. I think most everyone would have at least part of the decorations in their Christmas boxes or craft boxes. Recycling into a lovely design is always a hit! Thank you for sharing, Sharon! P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Sharon says:

      Great idea, Angie. Who doesn’t have a few extra ornaments or garlands stashed in the Christmas boxes. If you don’t, the kids to the dollar store and they can pick out their favorite supplies. So much fun to DIY these together. Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. Robyn Gist says:

    I just love all your Christmas tree ideas!!

  6. annehaun says:

    These are great – thanks for sharing.

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