Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 2 Hours
How to Make a Ribbon Topiary
Floral and ribbon together make one beautiful home decoration! A Ribbon Topiary is a simple project that will make a room glow with holiday spirits! Whether you use it as a centerpiece or a gift, it'll surely put everyone in the holiday mood!
Cut tulle & ribbon
Cut the tulle and wired ribbon into 5'' long pieces.
Create tulle & ribbon bundles
Following the instructions for the Bowdabra®, layer 4 tulle pieces and 4 ribbon pieces to create the bundles.
Attach bell & secure bundle
Attach a floral pin to a bell, push the bell into the center of a bundle and secure that bundle into the foam ball using hot glue. Cover the ball with all of the bundles.
Add moon lights
Wrap the ball with a strand of moon lights going between the bundles.
Wrap & insert dowel rod
Wrap the dowel rod with ribbon and insert it into the bottom of the ball. Use hot glue to secure it.
Attach ribbon strands
Cut 2 strands of narrow ribbon 12'' long. Fold all in half as one and attach to the bottom of the ball near the dowel rod using a floral pin and hot glue.
Cut & glue foam
Cut and glue floral foam into the bottom of the pot.
Glue rod into foam
Glue the other end of the dowel rod into the foam of the pot.
Make more bundles & cover base
Make more bundles using the tulle and cover the floral foam on the base.
Arrange a few sprigs of pine at the base, around the tulle bundles.
Wrap & tie ribbon
Wrap ribbon around the pot and tie a bow.