Topiary Craft Ideas

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March 15, 2021

The plant before trimmingMaking a topiary is easier than you think! Topiary means clipping shrubs and trees into ornamental shapes. I wanted to try with a small boxwood that was growing with no shape. I wanted it to have a shape and a more striking look, as if it grew that way. Begin with a pair of garden shears and cable ties. Take your ties and with the other hand, gather in the center. Wrap ties around and tie securely.


Now it's time for a boxwood haircut. Trim to shape. I chose a circular look (you can choose the shape that suits you). In time, this tiny lovely shrub will grow bigger and thicker.

The last picture is a year later, time for a haircut for spring. All that is left is to trim as needed to keep the look fresh. This can be done with all types of shrubs for little money and with an upscale look.

The trimmed topiary.
Scissors and cable ties for the topiary project.
Using cable ties to mark where to trim the topiary.
The trimmed topiary.
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September 12, 2008

This quick and easy clay pot craft uses a green pom-pom and fake flowers to make a decorative topiary bush. A great kids craft that can also make a cute addition to any Barbie/Bratz home or dollhouse.

Easy Clay Pot Topiary

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December 3, 2007

This topiary makes a nice wedding or housewarming gift without spending a fortune. It's a great way to use those decorative containers that are taking up cabinet space too.


I used a sugar bowl that was missing it's lid.

topiary with pink flowers

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February 21, 2016

This is a page about making a miniature Christmas topiary tree. Making a small tabletop topiary for the holidays is a great project for creating a unique decoration.

Making a Miniature Christmas Topiary Tree

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