Sunday, January 10, 2010

Super cute ribbon topiary

I have been dying to make a ribbon topiary for months now and I finally got 5 minutes *ok, a couple hours* to make one. I was inspired by Whitney Caroline Designs so I made one for Valentine's Day. Here's the lowdown:

You will need:
1 wooden dowel
Ribbon cut into 3" strips
Straight pins
Styrofoam ball (mine is a 3" ball but you can get them itty bitty to huge!)
Container/pot to put it in
Floral foam or styrofoam to fit inside your container
Spanish moss (forgot to show that-sorry)

Take your ribbon strips and loop them around like this:
Stick your pin through your loop and into the styrofoam ball:

Keep pinning *and pinning, and pinning, and pinning* and voila! Here's the finished product:

Super cute, right? The only downfall is this:

I was watching E! and wasn't paying enough attention apparently. Oh well. It was so easy and I think really cute. I can't wait to do more!


  1. CUTE! I'll take 3. What's your charge?!?

  2. hi. found your blog through ihategreenbeans.
    I love this and I want to go to Michael's right now and make one!