Linen & Lace Topiary Trees featuring Beverly from Flamingo Toes {Handmade Holiday Project No. 11}

Linen & Lace Topiary Trees featuring Beverly from Flamingo Toes {Handmade Holiday Project No. 11}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.

To start the third day of this event, I’m delighted to introduce
Beverly from Flamingo Toes

Topiary trees can be found in all shapes and sizes and though traditionally live, artificial versions are popping up everywhere made from a variety of materials. The embellished cones are not only visually pleasing but provide instant dimension and height to any holiday display. Beverly’s Linen and Lace Topiaries are yet another simple handmade project adding a touch of festive elegance to your seasonal decor. Please welcome Beverly.

Hello! I am so thrilled to be participating in this fabulous series!

I love creating things with a vintage look – even if the materials are all new! The lace and linen in these pretty little trees come together for a fun, classic look that will be a great addition to our Christmas decorations!

Aren’t they pretty?Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

• One 9″ x 4″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam cone

• One 12″ x 4″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam cone

• One 15″ x 4″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam cone

Linen for covering all cones (about 1/2 yard)

Lace for decorations

Button/jute for small cone

Hot glue

Felt circles (1 for each base)

Begin by cutting a triangle of linen large enough to cover each cone.

Wrap the linen tightly around the cone and hot glue on.

For the base, clip triangles into the extra fabric. Glue down the bottom, triangle pieces. This will help the cone sit flat.

Glue a felt circle just a wee bit smaller than the cone onto the base.

Repeat for the other two cones.

For the 12″ x 4″ cone, wrap 1″ crochet lace around the base and glue on. Glue and wrap the lace diagonally up the cone until you reach the top. Glue the lace around the top of the cone.

For the smallest and largest cones, wrap the base and top with your thinner lace.

For the 15″ cone, alternate large and small lace in the middle section of the cone.

For the smallest cone, wrap a strip of wide lace around the center loosely. Gather up the lace in the front and glue a button and a sweet jute bow in the center.

That finishes them off!!I tried several other embellishments, buttons, beads, etc. But in the end I liked the simplicity of the just the linen and lace together best!

I love the look of the trees paired with some Greenery and my shabby little iron birdie!

Thank you so much Stephanie Lynn for including me in this fabulous series with STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam!It has been so much fun!
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Thanks so much Beverly for sharing your elegant topiaries. I love the simplicity of the linen and lace and think these would be a great sentimental way to display my grandmothers vintage textiles.
We have another great day scheduled with creative projects to inspire your Handmade Holidays. To check out all the previous guests in this series simply click the event button above. I’ll be back shortly ~ Enjoy.

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  1. Oh these turned out so beautiful! I’m addicted to tree cones myself and just love the fabric combos! Great job!

  2. Simply beautiful!! I love the simplicity of the linen and lace. The effect of them together is spectacular!

  3. Stephanie, I love linen and lace so these trees are just perfect!! Thanks for sharing with us! Just beautiful!

  4. Oooh, I like them!!

  5. So pretty! I love the linen and lace together. 🙂

  6. Simple and beautiful.

  7. Thanks so much for including me in the series Stephanie Lynn!! It was sooo much fun!! 🙂

  8. Beverly – so pretty. I love the linen and lace vintage feel.

  9. So pretty and elegant. They turned out lovely.

  10. Beautiful..I love the trees..They would go with any Christmas decor..

  11. Is “swoonworthy” a real word…? Because I’d like to use it here.

  12. StephannieL
    These are so lovely, I like the linen and lace combination, just so cute,nice job,



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