Monday Made It: Ribbon Topiary

I'm participating in Monday Made It for the first time ever! HOLLA!


I've been going a little crafty crazy down here in Texas and I've got a project that I'm ready to share. I got the idea after looking at all the cute classroom pics on Schoolgirl Style. See the ribbon topiary in that picture? I was in love! I did a Google search and found these super easy instructions on the Michaels website. 

I used a 6 inch styrofoam ball for mine. I had three types of ribbon but you could always do more and incorporate several patterns. I cut my ribbon to 4 1/4 inches. You fold each ribbon into a loop and pin it into the styrofoam ball. I started at the top and tried to create a pattern with the ribbon. Once I was finished I had to pin a few more ribbons here and there to make it look just right. I also had to add some weight to my bucket to keep it from tipping. (I grabbed a few rocks from my front yard when I couldn't find anything else.)


The project only took me a about an hour! Easy breezy lemon squeezy! 

11 comments

  1. Very cute idea that can be adapted for any color scheme or theme.
    The Traveling Teacher

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  2. In love! Only an hour...it would take me 2 possibly 3 times as long.

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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  3. Cute! Love the blue and white with that chevron print :-)
    KaSandra
    MemoriesMadeinFirst

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  4. Love this!! I love the colors and patterns you chose!

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  5. OMG this is adorable (and easy to boot!). Love it. These would look great in the middle of our 5 tables. Cuuuhute Jennifer!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  6. This turned out soooo cute! I think it would be fun to make one and attach a clothespin to the stick for center signs or special notes.
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

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  7. Love your ribbon topiary! It's so cute!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  8. This is so pretty! I pinned it...maybe (hopefully) one day I'll make a topiary, too.

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