I make my apple boxwood topiary for our Christmas table centerpiece every year. I use an apple cone tree base that was handed down from my grandmother. Readers always ask where they can purchase one of these bases, and I am happy to report that I have found plenty of them available on ebay. Find directions on how to make an apple boxwood topiary below.
How To Make an Apple Boxwood Topiary
What You Need:
- I use approx. 3 bags of small to medium size red apples.
- Cut some boxwood clippings to use as filler.
- A graduated cylinder shaped wood block with hammered nails. I have had this wood block for years.
- Place the apples, starting at the bottom of the base, around the base until covered.
- The apples stay secure and in place by the nails.
- Take boxwood clippings and fill in the gaps. Make sure the wood base is completely covered.
- That’s it!
I like to use this fruit arrangement as my Thanksgiving table centerpiece as well as Christmas brunch. Bring nature inside this holiday season with fresh greenery and bright red apples.
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