Sunday, December 4, 2011

Seussical Sunday... Holiday Topiary even the Grinch would love!

Dr. Seuss Printable

Blog slacker reporting for duty... seriously, no excuse other than the usual lame "life is busy" which is just getting so boring.  ANYWHO... today I'm back and bringing you a fun and fast little project to add some color and whimsy to your holiday decor.  And when I say fast, I mean it took me longer to write this post than to make this project.

Some of you may remember this little pumpkin topiary I did back in October...

Fall Topiary

I loved these SOOOOOOOO much (I have one on each side of my porch), I really didn't want to take them down when we started pulling out the Christmas lights... but don't want to annoy the neighbors, so back in the fall decorating box they go.  
So.Sad.  

Now, what to do with my cute little iron urns for Christmas?  After some online searching I found a few ideas, but since I am short on TIME these days, I needed something super speedy... running through the aisles at Hobby Lobby during the 50% of Christmas sale, inspiration struck like a directive from Santa himself. 

I started with three of those large indoor/outdoor shatterproof Christmas ornaments in large, larger, and largest... 
also some quick drying waterproof glass glue.


The biggest challenge was figuring out how to get these babies glued together and stacked in a way that they would dry without sliding apart.  My solution, as you can see in the above photo, was to stack the clear plastic packaging they came in, with the balls glued together inside.  These sat overnight to make sure they were good and dry, and the next day I just plopped them right into the urns...


Dear Daughter (aka Cindy Lou Who) thinks they look very Dr. Seuss... 

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” 
― Dr. SeussHow the Grinch Stole Christmas!

10 comments:

Kristen (by the book paper) said...

Hey, that looks great, especially with the poinsettia right next to it. Who says nice decor needs to be time-consuming?

pasqueflower said...

I love all things Seuss. And I love your Christmas topiary.

LeAnn

FabricFascination said...

Great quote from the Grinch. Wonderful idea for a topiary too.

hopeandjoyhome said...

Very cute! I love things Seuss-y too! My daughter Alexa is nicknamed Lou after Cindy-Lou Who ..when she was 2 she looked like a little brunette Cindy Lou so we started calling her Lexa Lou..then just Lou (she is 20 now and still Lou!) A few years ago I had to make pink polka dotted silver Seuss-y Christmas balls for my tree as I could not find any polka dotted balls..I see them in the stores now! Some day I would like to have a Seuss inspired flower bed..now all I have are ones that look like some sort of weed experiment!

Arya said...

love the topiary! super cute and something I will have to try myself...

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Really cute! I haven't even started decorating yet. Eeeek!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

So cute! It does look a little bit like something from Whoville.

My Hideaway said...

Cute! And I love the Grinch no matter how old I get...seen it twice already this year. :)

Courtney Rae said...

This is purely brilliant! Definitely going to do this! love it!

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