Topiaries are not used exclusively for holidays, and they have been around for a long time. Traditionally they are shrubs sculpted into shapes and have adorned many a magnificent garden. The most common shapes are spheres and orbs, cones and spirals. Animal shaped topiaries also abound.
Holiday topiaries give you a chance to bring the outdoors in, or decorate with completely fanciful creations made from unexpected materials. They make exciting accents and bestow a festive look upon an entrance, a mantel, or a corner. Since they add height, but use very little horizontal space usually, consider using one instead of a Christmas tree where space is tight.
The tall base of this topiary encases a set of glowing lights that form a Moravian star.
The miniature lights strung across it, along with red berries and pine cones create a nice combination of nature with a festive touch. The needles have cashmere tips to make them softer.
Dimensions: 8"L x 8"W x 30"H.
This tall topiary is made for indoor or outdoor use, and has a classic spiral shape. Another feature is its height, because this topiary stands at 6' tall.
The tree is made of plastic and potted in a plastic pot, leaving you free to embellish or not as you prefer. Dimensions: 11" x 11" x 72".
The willow stand for this topiary distinguishes it from most, and provides a nice rustic touch that is so popular this season.
The topiary uses real boxwood leaves, and is meant for indoor use. Keep it out of the sun and it will last longer.
Dimensions: 17.7" H x 14.2" W x 14.2" D
Made by hand from preserved cypress leaves, Courtly Stripe cypress topiaries have finishing details made up of ceramic rings, brass buttons, ribbon and ceramic finials and hand-finished decorations.
The medium sized topiary is 24" high topiary with a base of 5". These topiaries are available in other sizes also.
A rustic topiary made from jute, twigs and pine cones and some real leaves, this one comes pre-assembled.
It stands 26" high, and measures 10.5" at the base, its widest point.
This set of two topiaries can be used indoors or outdoors, and is perfect if you like to use symmetrical balance in your decorating.
The trees, placed in the included pots, are approximately 3' high, and made of plastic. Larger sizes measuring 4' and 5' are also available.
This topiary or small tree, is 51" high, and comes in a black paper-mache pot. the branches are detachable.
Dimensions: 51"H x Base Diameter: 24"
This topiary comes in a tin pot which provides a nice counterpoint to its overall rustic texture. It is decorated with apples and berries that also lend a touch of color.
Some assembly may be required. The topiary stands about 26" high, making it useful in any type of space.
These festive topiaries from Neiman Marcus, come in a set of three. Arrange them together for more impact or scatter around the house for smaller accents. Use them to dress up an entry, a mantel, tabletop or even a vanity.
Handmade from pine cones, leaves and faux berries. The topiaries get a touch of gleam from decorative bells. The set includes one each of 9" x 16"H, 10". x 20"H, and 12". x 24"H.
A tall and elegant topiary, this one uses green, silver and white colors and embellishments.
The mix of florals and greenery is accented with silver and gold ornament balls, accented with sheer ribbon, sitting in a pewter-toned urn. It's shape and height are great for accenting narrow spaces, such as an entry. A pair can flank a fireplace.
Hand-made from leaves, flowers, and berries, and accented with ornament balls. 18"Dia. x 50"H.