Monday Made It: Ribbon Topiary

I'm participating in Monday Made It for the first time ever! HOLLA!

I've been going a little crafty crazy down here in Texas and I've got a project that I'm ready to share. I got the idea after looking at all the cute classroom pics on Schoolgirl Style. See the ribbon topiary in that picture? I was in love! I did a Google search and found these super easy instructions on the Michaels website. 

I used a 6 inch styrofoam ball for mine. I had three types of ribbon but you could always do more and incorporate several patterns. I cut my ribbon to 4 1/4 inches. You fold each ribbon into a loop and pin it into the styrofoam ball. I started at the top and tried to create a pattern with the ribbon. Once I was finished I had to pin a few more ribbons here and there to make it look just right. I also had to add some weight to my bucket to keep it from tipping. (I grabbed a few rocks from my front yard when I couldn't find anything else.)

The project only took me a about an hour! Easy breezy lemon squeezy! 


  1. Very cute idea that can be adapted for any color scheme or theme.
    The Traveling Teacher

  2. In love! Only an would take me 2 possibly 3 times as long.

    For the Love of First Grade

  3. Cute! Love the blue and white with that chevron print :-)

  4. OMG this is adorable (and easy to boot!). Love it. These would look great in the middle of our 5 tables. Cuuuhute Jennifer!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  5. This turned out soooo cute! I think it would be fun to make one and attach a clothespin to the stick for center signs or special notes.
    Grade School Giggles

  6. Love your ribbon topiary! It's so cute!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  7. This is so pretty! I pinned it...maybe (hopefully) one day I'll make a topiary, too.