When decorating for Christmas, I love to use many natural elements including small norfolk trees,
rosemary topiaries, and small cypress trees.
While I can later plant some items like rosemary, some of my plants just didn’t make it,
partially due to it just not being a typical houseplant.
I had one that just did not make it. It dried and however, kept its color.
I originally placed it in an ironstone tureen during the Holidays.
This is how it looked after 2 months of being indoors.
It was dry and stiff keeping its shape.
I had an epiphany, that light bulb moment.
I could try trimming it and create a topiary. Why not? I had nothing to lose.
I trimmed the tree until I felt it resembled a topiary.
This little cedar tree upcyled to a topiary is truly preserved
and it has retained its color.
I am so happy that I upcycled it rather than putting it in the recycle bin!
Hope you all had a nice weekend . . . I was busy cooking and hosting a dinner party.
A party that I thought may not come about because we lost power a couple of days prior,
due to the snow and ice.
But all’s well that ends well and we had a wonderful time.