Since Sunday is Flag Day and July 4th is just weeks away, I thought I’d better hurry up and share my favorite ways to decorate with red white and blue.
Of course the always easy to decorate with Prissy Plates look great with our striped red white and blue or red polka dot ribbon. Add to that our new Polka Dot Bowl Sets in red and blue and you’ve got yourself some very pretty patriotic decor. So what’s that thing sitting in the red polka dot bowl? That is a little red white and blue ribbon topiary I made last year, and today I’m going to tell you how to make your very own.
This is such an easy project that you can make to match any occasion. So here’s what you need:
- Styrofoam Ball
- Straight Pins
- Ribbon Strips
- Floral Foam Block
- Cute Container
- Paper Shred or Decorative Moss
First, insert the dowel halfway into the styrofoam ball. Be sure the ball is centered on the dowel. (You may want to paint the dowel beforehand to coordinate with your ribbon colors.) Cut your ribbon into strips long enough make a loop and be sure the ends overlap. From the inside of the loop, stick a straight pen through the overlapping section of the ribbon.
Stick your ribbon loops into the styrofoam ball. Continue adding ribbon loops until you’ve completely covered the styrofoam ball.
Place and secure the floral foam block inside your cute container, then stick the dowel into the floral foam.Cover the foam with paper shred or decorative moss.
And “Ta-Da!” You’ve got yourself an adorable ribbon topiary! Don’t you just love it?