As some of you may already know, I am obsessed with making wreaths - see HERE - and I love tulle and ribbon. I have lots of both and am always excited to start a new project.
Ryan's aunt has a St. Patrick's Day party every year and I wanted to take her a little hostess gift.
Taking a little breather from wreaths, I decided to make her a St. Patrick's Day ribbon topiary using several different green types of ribbon.
-15 different types of ribbon (a little of each, didn't use it all up)
-a styrofoam ball
-a 12 inch dowl (I painted it white.)
-vase with a hidden chunk of floral foam inside and surrounded by green moss
-lots of straight pins
I then cut the ribbon into strips about 4 inches long. I shaped each piece of ribbon so the ends met and used one straight pin to attach each ribbon to the styrofoam ball.
The ribbon varied in design, shades of green, texture, and widths.
I love the variety all together.
I think you can fit more on that way and it gives it a fuller look.
In addition to the green ribbon and St. Patrick's Day ribbon, I added a couple pieces of camouflage ribbon too. Ryan's aunt and uncle are both deer hunters and I knew they would appreciate the extra little touch of camo. (They did!)
I used one of the ribbons to make a large bow around the vase as a finishing touch.
I love how it turned out. I think I will make one for my table too!