Hello everyone! Today I thought I would share with you how I made the ribbon topiary that we used on the gift table at the shower.
I'm sure you have seen these all over the web and pinterest. However, I did mine a little differently. Every topiary that I saw on the Internet used straight pins that you just pinned them onto the Styrofoam ball. I didn't like that idea - so instead I decided to use my trusty hot glue gun.
First I cut the ribbon that I found at WalMart into pieces that were approximately 1 inch wide. Then I glued them into a circle.
The next thing I did was create my little holder - a good ole' Folgers can with a piece of Styrofoam in the bottom.
Using my trusty hot glue gun I just starting gluing the ribbons on the Styrofoam ball in random order.
The example shown below is the small ball. I actually made two sizes.
While I was working on the ball, Mountain Man painted the terra cota pots for me. We decided to go with white so they wouldn't take away from the topiary.
The one above is the larger one after I had completely covered the Styrofoam.
A close up.
I just love the colors of the ribbons.
The final step was to wrap the stick (which was a small dowel rod) with ribbon and make a bow - which was hot glued on.
Then to finish everything up I just added shredded paper.
Very simple and I just love the way they look.
What do you think???
Don't these just make you want to make some of your own?? Well, don't just sit there - go get some ribbon, Styrofoam balls, and let me see what you make!
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