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Friday, April 27, 2012

Ribbon Toparies





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!

Hugs-

Carol






Linking up to:



http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html
http://cdm-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/2012/04/foyergreat-room-reveal.html
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http://littleinspiration.com/2012/04/create-inspire-party-features-10-micheals-gift-card-giveaway.html
http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2012/04/make-it-great-monday_29.html
http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-show-me-what-you-got-tuesdays.html
http://kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/04/link-it-up-thursday-17.html
http://itssoverycheri.com/2012/04/29/its-party-time-4-29-2012/
http://bringingbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/04/beautify-it-monday-6.html
http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/2012/04/serenity-saturday-37.html
http://www.niftythriftythings.com/2012/04/nifty-thrifty-sunday-55.html
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http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/05/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-14.html
http://www.newlywedsonabudget.net/2012/05/tutorial-tuesday-51.html
http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/05/uncommonly-yours-link-party-26.html
http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/05/terrific-tuesdays-13.html
http://cozyhomescenes.blogspot.com/2012/04/your-cozy-home-party-17.html
http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/2012/05/open-house-party-is-back.html





32 comments:

  1. Great tutorial Carol! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great weekend,
    Sue

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  2. thanks so much Sue - Looks like you are up early! Hope you have a fabulous day and weekend!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  3. Those are great and I think even I could handle that but probably mine wouldn't look as good as yours. I have a hard time being "neat" and my colors would not blend as well. I know my weaknesses!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Awwww Donna - I'm sure you could do this - and you could always do two or three main colors (how about one for the 4th of July - just using different ribbons in red, white and blue?) Yeah- that's a good idea that I might just have to do myself! Hope things are going well with you and Ted!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  4. So pretty. You could use pink or blue and have them as centerpieces at a baby shower!

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    1. Thanks Theresa! They looked so sweet on the gift table at my daughter's shower! I loved the way they turned out!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  5. they are darling, they almost look like they are covered in candy! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Happy weekend wishes! xo

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    1. thanks for the sweet comment Katherine! Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  6. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  7. Wow I haven't seen a topiary like this, I'm a new follower feel free to follow me at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Hubba - welcome to the craziness!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  8. Really pretty idea! Love how something so simple can look so great. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I also love the way they turned out!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  9. ooh, I do love these... I might have to add to my shopping list! Thanks for sharing; visiting from Tatertots and Jello

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    1. Thanks Julie Anne - I'm glad you like them!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  10. Very cute! The ribbons and bows really finish it off. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize!

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    1. thanks for hosting each week!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  11. These are super cute. Thanks so much for linking up to One Crafting Contest and Good Luck, xoxo

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    1. Thanks Beth for hosting every week! Glad you like the toparies!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  12. These are so fun!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

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  13. I really like the cute ribbon topiaries. The colors are so cheery and pretty. Thank you for sharing these at Your Cozy Home Party. Sorry to be a little late in commenting - - have been swamped with work.------ Shannon

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    1. Thanks for the visit Shannon - I certainly understand the work issue! Hope things are going better and thanks for hosting every week.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  14. Too cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  15. How fun! I just love how bright and cheery the ribbons you chose are! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. thanks so much Trish! I love the colors too - they are just so cheerful! Have a great week!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  16. Adorable! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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