Sunday, May 27, 2012

Patriotic Topiary

I made this red, white and blue topiary for Fourth of July and just remembered to put it out for Memorial day too! Topiaries are one of my favorite decorations for parties, showers, holidays, etc. You can easily match them to any theme by the colors of ribbon you choose.

What You Need:
  • Red, white & blue ribbon, varying textures and widths
  • 4" Styrofoam Ball
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Floral Foam
  • Straight Pins
  • Small Bucket or Pot for Base
  • Tulle or Crinkle-Cut Paper Shreds 
How To Make It:
  • Cut ribbon into 4.5 inch pieces.
  • Loop each ribbon and secure to styrofoam ball using 1 or 2 straight pins, depending on the width of the ribbon.
  • Continue pinning ribbon loops to ball until it is completely covered. When placing loops, be sure to do them at varying angles and close together to ensure a full topiary.
  • Place floral foam into base.
  • Place one end of wooden dowel into styrofoam ball and other end into floral foam.
  • Fill base to cover foam with crinkle cut paper shreds, tulle or beads.

Click here to see my Halloween Ribbon Topiary

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  1. These are beautiful! Love the patriotic colors, just perfect... and seriously I just adore the name of your blog! HOpe you share your craftiness with my Pink Hippo Party @
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. Oh, I love this!!! I'm going to have to try to make one of these =) Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration ;)

    Visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff

  3. This is super cute! I can't help but love Topiaries! I hope you'll link this up at my new link party:

    Thanks! Sarah

  4. I just love this! It's going on a must do list for July 4....Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party! (

    A New Follower,

  5. I love to decorate with topiaries, too!

    If you have time, I would love for you to share this on my link party:

    Thanks and have a great day!

  6. Very cute! I am going to try one myself! Visiting from Craft O Maniac!

  7. Love this! I would love for you to link the up at "I Made This", going on now at Grits & Giggles!

  8. I'm DYING over this! So cute. I'm obsessed with 4th of July and all things Red, White, and Blue!
    I'd love if you'd come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas

  9. This is so cute. I just may have to make some myself. Stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Enjoy your week. Athena

  10. That is just cuteness overload! I love it! I also love your blog! Saw you over at What's SHakin and am happily following you via GFC! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. This is so simple and versatile - I need these for every holiday!! Thanks for sharing your topiary at the {what's shakin' link party} this week!!

  12. This is so pretty You can do different holidays ,Love it,,Cookie17