Patriotic Ribbon Topiary

The 4th of July is approaching quickly and I decided that I needed another fun patriotic project to finish things up. I’ll post the rest of my red, white, and blue decor soon! I’ve seen some of these ribbon topiaries around the blog world and I thought I would give it a try.
I gathered up my supplies:
-Large styrofoam ball
-Clay pot
-Ribbon….lots of ribbon
-Wood dowel
-Straight pins
I painted the clay pot black and gave it a good distressing. I placed a piece of styrofoam block into the clay pot to hold the wood dowel, that was painted white.
I cut the ribbon into 4in pieces…’ll need a good amount of ribbon depending on how big your styrofoam ball is. I overlapped the ribbon and stuck a straight pin through the two ends. I then stuck the pins into the styrofoam ball in all different directions, alternating the ribbons.
Once I had the ball covered in the ribbons I stuck it on top of the other end of the dowel. I added a little ribbon to the dowel to cute things up a bit.
Look at all that ribbony goodness!!!
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  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is fabulous! LOVE!

  3. I used topiaries like this at my wedding 5 years ago! I used spanish moss in the top of the pot and also took white wire and made a heart stick out of the top. Come to think of it, I might have a few still! lol

  4. Great idea! I just love cute ribbon!

    Did u see my festive frame?

    Fancy Frugal Life

  5. I love your topiary! What a cute project! And this looks so festive for 4th of July!

  6. OH!!!! This is SO pretty!

  7. This is totally awesome! Great work! I am showing off some patriotic crafts for the next few days, if you have time hop over and check them out. AND I would love for you to link up to my linky party today.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I LOVE this!!!!!!

  9. This is awesome…so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing.

  10. This looks incredible, how long did it take?

  11. This is just too cute! I’ve been working on a wreath using the same idea, but I wish I had more ribbon to make these. Just so cute!

  12. i love topiaries. this one is incredible.

  13. This is so pretty! I love it!

  14. I love this idea!

  15. OH MY GOSH!! I’m in LOVE!!! This is so cute!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! 🙂

    Would LOVE for you to stop by and say “hello” 🙂

  16. Amazing!! So cute!!!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would love if you would link this up this weekend to my Delicately Constructed Fridays linky party!!
    Have a great weekend!

  17. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Seriously! CA-UTE! It looks like it would be so hard! Love how simple and pretty ot is! I’m your newest follower. I would love it if you followed back if you like what you see on my blog!

  19. this is so cute! don’t celebrate the 4th July because I’m English – but this would be awesome for the Queen’s Jubilee next year!

  20. “It’s so fluffy I wanna die!” I love this, and even my son agreed that it’s fluffy, lol.

  21. This is adorable!

  22. Gorgeous eye candy photos, fun project! Great job finding the perfect matching ribbon, too! Was this something you liked immediately or did it take a bit of rearranging to get it so perfect? THanks for posting!

  23. Thanks for showing exactly how it’s done!

  24. This came out beautifully!! I can’t wait to give it a try.

  25. This is so cute! I just posted a link on our StyroCrafts Facebook page:!/StyrofoamCrafts. Sharon,;

  26. Gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a topiary but those styrofoam balls are so expensive! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now:
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  27. love this!!!

  28. This is fantastic–so festive!

  29. fun! I may have to try this! thanks for sharing

  30. Ohhh, love it! I have a birthday coming up that I need to decorate, this would be perfect!

  31. I want one for every month! Such a great idea!

  32. Hello There- You have been featured over at COM, thanks a bunch. winks-jen

  33. I’m back to say thanks AGAIN because I really loved doing your project and you probably felt my ESP as I was repeating “ribbony goodness” like a mantra as I was finishing it… 🙂 Can’t wait to try this again in different colors!

  34. This is awesome!!! I’ve linked this to my Pinterest board. Thanks so much for a wonderful project tutorial.

  35. Hi Courtney! What an adorable topiary! My name is Melissa and I’m the editor for I’d love to publish your project on our site! I think our readers would LOVE it! You can contact me at for more information. I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

  36. I will try this again it didn’t like my email. I am going to do this for my Christmas eggplant theme. I need to start collecting ribbon. Can you tell me what size? Thank you.


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