Christmas topiaries!

I shared the “secrets” of my front door and you all know that I am in the process of deciding it’s transformation….but I didn’t really give you a good look at the topiaries next to the door. I transformed them into fun and easy Christmas topiaries but you HAVE to see where they started.

Don’t hate on me.

The sun is BRUTAL on the front of the house. That is why the door gets so damaged…it also dry rotted the topiaries this year.


You can’t see them can you?

I am so ashamed… are going to think that I am trashy with my front door issues.


I have wired them…re-shaped…..but they literally crumble when you touch them now.

I know….they are bad.

I never really liked the color of the pot either.

So, this past weekend I started some of my Christmas decorating and decided to come up with something new.

I yanked them out…….and threw them in the yard.

It felt good………

Want to see the difference with a little bit of spray paint?

Dang…..they were bad.

I had a ton of these $1.00 clearance poinsettias from a couple of years ago.

They are the really cheap kind. The ones with the foil base……

I pulled the puny looking ones out of the vase and plopped them in the urns.

Want to see?

Pops, doesn’t it?

It was bare at the bottom so I pulled some magnolia branches off our tree and placed those around the base of the poinsettia’s.

When I first put the poinsettia’s in the urn…it looked too bare….so I grabbed a second one and just stuck it in the middle and it filled it up beautifully.

Remember the before?

And now.

Major difference isn’t it?

I can’t show you how I decorated my door yet.

That is going to be a surprise.

It will also be coming down soon for my door re-do but I wanted to get it up for now at least.

This transformation was achieved with items I already had.

Would this work for your front door?

You could just paint a flower pot black…..pop in some cheap poinsettia’s…..real greenery…..

And Wah Lah.


I’m so pleased!

Fresh and sooooo bright!

Christmas topiaries to be proud of!

Can’t be hating on me now….. ; )

What are your thoughts?

Do you like the transformation?

Would you try this for yourself?



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22 thoughts on “Christmas topiaries!

  • November 25, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Love the newly painted pots and the poinsettias! Can’t wait to see your new front door.

  • November 25, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Love the re-do. The pop of color is perfect !

  • November 25, 2011 at 5:29 am

    You did a wonderful job! It looks amazing.

  • November 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love the transformation! Excited to see the door, too. Ours is in desperate need…silly me has had the paint for about 6 months but just haven’t done the painting yet!

  • November 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Oooohhhh so gorgeous!!!! I’d totally do that if I had a cute porch…or a porch for that matter!! 🙂 I especially love that they look so expensive but they weren’t!! Win!!! 🙂

  • November 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    So much better than your poor fried topiaries. Not judging–I’ve certainly killed enough plants because of wrong sun., moisture, etc. Fact of life. Can’t wait to see what you do with the door. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We did. Just writing about it today.

  • November 26, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Ooh, I can’t wait to see the finished product! The urns look great, I LOVE the poinsettas in there!

  • November 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

    That did turn out really nice! Love the black with the red. Really pops right out at you. Can’t wait to see the door!

  • November 27, 2011 at 4:37 am

    You did a fabulous job…the new look is stunning!

  • November 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I can’t believe how much better your container looks since it’s been repainted. The red poinsettias look really good, I like the look alot. You have some very creative ideas. Thanks for sharing with Andrea.

  • November 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    You would never know those weren’t real poinsettia. I love the green of the magnolia leaves too. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best party =)

  • November 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    oh, that is fabulous! i love that-it looks way better than why i stick fake plants in my pots. it must be those real leaves you used. looks fabulous!

  • November 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Your newly painted urns with the faux poinsettias look fabulous and festive. I have some bare urns right now. I just can’t decide what to put in them. I may have to steal your idea!

  • November 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    LOVE your blog! You are so cute and funny at the same time! I keep pulling up your blog from the parties. Great job! Just put your button on my page!

  • November 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful, I need to try this.

  • November 30, 2011 at 3:52 am

    They look great! You are so creative. Now I can’t wait to see what you did with the door. I am a new Twitter and FB follower from Hope Studios. I have also stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

  • December 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Love the new look of your pots, just gorgeous! Are those wire forms I see inside your old, tired topiaries? You could have some fun decorating those with green garlands and twinkly lights!

  • December 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

    They look beautiful! I can’t wait to see your front door decorations!

  • December 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Wow! I wouldn’t have guessed seeing your new entryway reveal that the poinsettias weren’t real! They look gorgeous!


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