- A topiary form purchased from a craft store.
- Cranberries purchased from the grocery store.
- 4 inch snips of boxwood from a bush in your garden (or a friends’.) It always seems to take more than you need. Snip generously. Any left over can be discarded into a wildlife brush pile.
- An ice pick is helpful tool to “pre-drill” holes for the boxwood topiary.
- Terracotta pot.
Because of the generous size, the box ball makes, the base become out of scale. As such, slipping this base into a larger pot balances the design.
Box dries nicely so nothing is needed to keep your topiary looking good.
Top with cranberries and voila!
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