March 7, 2011
Ribbon topiaries are a great, inexpensive way to create a centerpiece for your party table that pulls all of your colors in -- plus they're really fun to make :)
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Here are the supplies you need: straight pins with a large-ish head, styrofoam ball, a Styrofoam block, a pot/box/planter, paint, thick dowel, ribbon and glue!
1.) I started by pushing my Styrofoam block all the way to the bottom of the pot, trimming the sides where needed. I squeezed glue around the bottom edge to secure it; it took some time to dry, so I just kept working!
2.) Next, I painted the pot with white paint, down to the inner rim of the pot, took two coats to make opaque.
3.) Third, I used the same paint to cover the dowel, it took about two coats as well.
4.)When dry, I pushed one end of the dowel into the Styrofoam ball and the other end into the foam in the pot.
5.) My favorite part -- the ribbon! I cut 3 inch strips from 6 different coordinating ribbons, looped them and stuck the pin into the overlapping ends, with the sharp end into the styrofoam. It's so fun. :P