Apple Topiary

For Christmas, I made an apple topiary for our neighbor. I love making them – they are easy, look great as a centerpiece for a holiday table and make a wonderful gift.

apple topiary

Instead of a hostess gift of flowers, try making an apple topiary inspired by the holiday decor of Colonial Williamsburg. I use a styrofoam cone form for the base and place it on a flat dish or tray. Impale small apples with toothpicks and then stick them into the styrofoam form. To fill in the gaps, I tuck in small clippings of boxwood and stick in fresh cranberries on toothpicks.

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The fresh cranberries and evergreens give it a lush look.


  1. AJ  December 17, 2015

    Love it! Xo

  2. Sharon  December 27, 2015

    Very pretty centerpiece idea!