Christmas Moss Topiary: Christmas in Texas Blog Hop

I am so excited to be a part of the Christmas in Texas blog hop.
Over 20 blogger's who live in the lone star state will be sharing creative decorating ideas, crafts, recipes, traditions and even fashion.
I want to thank Stacey from Poofing The Pillows for hosting!
She is just the sweetest!
I am really looking forward to checking out all the talented Texas bloggers this week.
Christmas time is such a fun time in blogland.
Don't you agree?

Last year I saw this pair of moss topiary at a Christmas craft show and I knew I wanted to
 make my own.
I ran out and bought the supplies, but I never got around to making them.
So when Stacey asked me to participate in the Christmas blog hop I knew right away that this was my chance to finally make them.


The pots and Styrofoam triangles are from Hobby Lobby.
The first thing I did was trim the base of the Styrofoam so it would fit snuggly inside the pot.

I then glued on tufts of moss.
I've had these for years and years.
I think I got them at Z Gallery.
I highly recommend using a low heat glue gun for this project.
(I burned myself, so learn from my mistake)


After the moss tufts were all glued on there were gaps where the Styrofoam showed through and that just isn't pretty!


So I dug out a pack of moss I got from World Market last year.
I love it because there are five different types of moss so there are all kinds of colors and textures to work with.


I once again used my handy dandy hot glue gun to glue moss on top of all my gaps covering all the Styrofoam.
 I like the interest the different kinds of moss give the piece.


Here is the finished project!
The cool thing is you can leave the topiary out year around if you wanted too.


I set up a rustic French Country display on the wall across from my dining room.
The table is new from Kirkland's, on top I placed a chalkboard download from Dear Lillie.
Sadly Staples did a horrible job printing it. They made it the wrong size and it's all faded at the top, but it will do since it will only be out this month.
I placed the print in a rustic frame from Hobby Lobby.
In front of the print is an antler.
Underneath is an old basket I found at the thrift store.
I love this minimalist look, but I realize it's not for everyone, so for fun I put together a few more looks for the table.


I added some pops of red and some whimsy for the kiddos.
I placed a buffalo check throw in the basket and we'll take a closer look for the table top.


I added some Christmas greenery with red berries and some fun elf land accessories from World Market (a couple of years ago).


My next look is a snowy winter wonderland.
I added some gray and white pillows and a faux fur throw to the basket.
So cozy!


On the table top I placed a layer of faux snow and some sweet winter houses, a sparkly star and a jingle bell wreath hangs from the top of the frame.
I thought the jingle bells were appropriate to go with the framed Jingle Bell lyrics.


But, I still like the first look best.
I'd love to hear which look is your favorite!

Now you've got to check out the other stops on the tour today!

Estelle's

Sweet Nothings

It's Overflowing

Linking up to: Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

33 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa, Love your tree project. Such a wonderful statement on your Kirkland table and you can give it so many looks. Love them all and the print looks great. I think the bit of fading looks like a real chalk board would be from use. Beautiful simple look Lisa and very inspiring. So enjoyed my visit here on our tour. Have fun!

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  2. I love that print...and your moss trees are adorable. Thanks for taking us thru the steps to make our own....
    Such a fun party...Have a great day.

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  3. Lisa you are so creative! Of course you know which one I like, the one with the *red*!! They are all lovely and I just adore the topiaries. I'm sure you know that if those were from some place like Ballard they would be like $1,000 ;) Merry merry Christmas my friend! xo, Andrea

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  4. How cute. I love a Nordic inspired project. The table scape with the mushroom and gnome is adorable.
    Katie
    Let's Add Sprinkles

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  5. This is so lovely and serene Lisa! Just a lovely Christmas vignette! So very happy to meet a fellow Texas blogger! Merry, merry Christmas!

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  6. Gorgeous and I love your moss trees, so perfect. Your chalkboard sign is perfection too. Great vignette.

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  7. Love the different ways you styled your table. The basket looks great with the pillows and throw in it - cozy!

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  8. Hi Lisa! I'm with Andrea, your topiaries are beautiful and they would cost a fortune if you went out and bought them. The best part is that you can use them year round. I love the little mushroom. How cute. :)

    Thank you so much for being part of our blog hop. All the ladies have been so sweet and I'm totally inspired by what I'm seeing.

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  9. Your Kirklands table was a fabulous find! From my vantage point, the Dear Lillie print looks perfect...good job on the photography! Thanks for the different options...my favorite is the minimalist approach...although the fur blanket looks really good in that beautiful thrift store basket! XO, Aimee

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  10. Your moss trees are beautiful! Visiting from Poofing the Pillows.

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  11. Cute little trees! I love your last snowy scene, so festive! :)

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  12. Hi Lisa-
    I love the your moss trees and I above all love re-creating something that would be too expensive to buy!
    Woo hoo!
    I am a Texas blogger too-
    I hope to see you tomorrow!
    PS
    That table from Kirkland's is amazing!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  13. The whole vignette is just gorgeous and that table is absolutely amazing! The topiaries are just perfect in the space and you are so sweet to share the how-to's with us! Thanks for the tour!

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  14. Lisa,
    Your moss topiaries are stunning! And, I love how they look on the Kirkland table with the chalkboard. Just beautiful! Of course, I had to pin these to the Christmas in Texas Pinterest board. You have inspired me to make some moss topiaries of my own.

    This is a wonderful time of the year, and this Christmas season has been such a blessing because of meeting so many incredible fellow Texas bloggers.

    Merry Christmas, Judith

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  15. Lisa, kudos on making the topiary moss trees and on styling this space with three different and delightful looks. I like each one! My favorite is the second because you included the tartan throw in the basket. I can see either of the first two tabletop vignettes taking you through the winter. Love that table!
    Thanks for sharing. Glad to meet another blogger from Austin. Hope we can connect sometime.

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    1. Meant to say buffalo check. Ha! In my mind they are each wonderful. Merry, Merry!

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  16. How completely enchanting... like a magical woodland forest!

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  17. Lisa, the moss topiaries are gorgeous! The chalkboard sign is amazing as well. Thank you for sharing it on the tour. Feel free to share it at my Make it Pretty party. Here's the link to this week's party if you want to check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-160.html Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. What a beautiful project. I am loving all the moss touches! The splash of red is my favorite.

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  19. I love how your moss tree turned out better than the ones you saw last year!! I also love the winter wonderland look you made. So festive!! ;)

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  20. Hi, I hopped over from Staceys'. Love your moss topiaries! Would be fun to make. I could see them in a wonderful spring vignette as well. I also adore your little mushroom house. Did you make it? Really enjoying the tour!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. I have to admit to liking the elf one but that is because I like some red with my green at Christmas :) There are some talented ladies in this blog hop and you're one of them.

    Diana

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  22. I love the topiaries and the chalkboard sign.

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  23. Gorgeous vignette, I love the natural elements and the moss topiary is amazing!
    Merry Christmas,
    Jemma

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  24. Love those topiaries! Thanks for the idea and tutorial. The whole vignette is utterly charming. So happy I stopped by!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  25. Love how the table came together and I am loving that sign!!

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  26. I love your homemade topiaries! I agree that they can be used year round. I love the "earthiness" of them so I think they look best with the gnome and mushroom decoration and the checked throw. It just looks like it belongs with them since it's woodsy. I love all three of your looks though!

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  27. LOVE your topiary ~ I am inspired to try it myself! Thank you for sharing the how-to.
    xo,
    Lin

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  28. So pretty, Lisa! I love the topiaries.
    Merry Christmas,
    Sherry

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  29. I just love your Moss Topiary Christmas what a great idea. I can't wait to make one or two of these for the cottage. A great addition to the tour!
    Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

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  30. That's fantastic! Really great idea. I really can't wait to try to do such one, too!

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  31. Hi ¡, i love your blog ,, you have a new follower firmó chile
    Angelica

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