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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: PRESENT TOPIARY TO DECORATE YOUR PORCH AND FRONT DOOR!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

PRESENT TOPIARY TO DECORATE YOUR PORCH AND FRONT DOOR!





   This comes from www.thatvillagehouse.blogspot.com .  I made something similar a couple years ago, without the pots.  It was about 6 feet high.  I got the inspiration from a Chirstmas dectoration that we bought at Target. This is a very good idea and make a great enterance to your home.  So here's a little something to thing about for next year.  Before you know it December will be here again.  You could also do something like this for an Easter theme.   Enjoy!

A Merry Welcome!



So here is my first Christmas project for the year!!
I saw something similar at our church's Advent celebration & pretty much straight up copied it. I couldn't help it. It was love at first sight! I plan to make a 2nd stack to go on the other side of my door, so I'm not completely done, but I thought I would share it with you anyway.

I started with 3 different sized boxes...9, 12 & 14 inch cubes.
I used an ice pick to punch holes in each of them so that I could run a rebar through them. (It's easier to do the holes first, before getting them all wrapped & pretty.) For the smaller boxes, I slightly off-centered my holes, so that the boxes would tilt on each other.

Then I wrapped them and made bows for each.
Tip: Keep your wrapping paper pattern running the same direction.
Tip #2: Before you poke holes through the paper, put a little tape on it. It will help the paper from ripping.

I also made sure my seams were right down the middle of the boxes so that the ribbon would cover them up. And I used double-sided tape to hold the ribbon and bows in place. I'd love to take credit for these tidbits, but again, I straight up copied this idea!!

What do you think?? I can't wait to make the other stack!

6 comments:

  1. lilmoe1973@yahoo.comNovember 14, 2014 at 2:54 AM

    Very cute but how do you keep the paper from getting ruined by the weather?

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  2. There are many papers out there that are weatherproof and also many people have covered porches. You also might try like a colored plastic wrap and use a ribbon with it. Thanks for your comments.

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  3. Try using vinyl Christmas table cloths. You can get them cheap at $stores, and they will stand up against the weather.

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  4. what did you secure the table cloth wrapping with when you were wrapping the boxes?

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  5. I have used the front door wrap from the Dollar store and regular packing or scotch tape to adhere it to the box or boxes. I have had them like this for the last 3-4 years and it has never come off yet.

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  6. can you pin this on pinterest?

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