Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ribbon Topiaries

Love this idea for any party and color scheme, they are so cute!

Small terra cotta pot
5 inch floral ball
Smaller floral ball, that fits in your pot
Your choice of ribbon, you need a good amount
Wooden dowel
Tissue paper
Pipe cleaners (optional)
Paint and foam brush
Hot glue gun and glue
Dress pins, lots!

Cut your ribbon to your desired length, I choose 4 inches.
 Create a circle loop with your ribbon.
 Begin pinning the circle loops to your floral ball.  The larger ribbons may take 2 pins.
 I did not do a pattern, I just started pinning and seeing what looked good, pinning them tightly together.

Paint your pot and dowels your desired color, may take a few coats.  Don't worry about painting the inside of the pot, you will not see it.  Allow to dry.  Also, cut your dowel to your desired length.
Take your painted dowel and push a hole about half way through your ribbon ball.  Fill the hole with hot glue and then place your dowel back in it.  Allow to dry. 

 Place the smaller floral ball in your pot.
 Do the same as above, poke a hole in the center for your dowel, then place glue in the hole and replace the dowel with ribbon ball on it.  Allow to dry.  *If you wish to add pipe cleaners, do so now.  I wrapped them around my finger to get them to curl and stuck them into the floral ball*
Cut small squares of tissue paper.
 Squish them together and hot glue them to the bottom floral ball, until it is covered.
Your completed project!

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