Wedding Reception Decorations: Fruit Topiaries

It seems as though brides are always looking for unique decorating ideas for their wedding receptions.  One decorating idea that can a lot of flair to your wedding reception is to add fruit topiary to your decorating plan.  One of the best things about topiaries is that you can buy fake flowers, or fake fruit, and you can make them up months before your wedding begins.  Considering that there are so many things that you can’t do until the last minute for your wedding, it is good to have something that you can create and get out of the way months in advance. Topiaries can be used to create a sense of height on your tables.  In addition, a dessert topiary can add color and ornate detail to your dinner tables or to your dinner buffet.

So how do you create a topiary?

1.Start with an urn or a pot which you think would fit in with your decor. Securely place your styrofoam or floral foam cone into the pot.  Make sure the foam is firmly placed in the container.

2. If you are using real flowers, inset the flowers into a wet floral cone.  You will want to wet the cone before fitting the cone into the pot or urn.

3. Arrange the flowers or fruit into the cone.  You can use toothpicks for fruit, or you can glue your fake flowers on with using a hot glue gun, leaving as little space as possible between each piece. After totally covering the Styrofoam cone,  insert “fillers” in the gaps between the flowers or nuts. You can use what ever matchs the particular flower or fruit, such as ivy garland, dried or fresh moss, or other materials.Preserved Boxwood Double Ball 20″

24″ Pre-Lit White Berry Double Ball Topiary Tree With Clear Lights


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