Today, Rebekah Meier shares how to make a Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree. This is such an elegant Christmas topiary tree, yet it’s so easy to make. Rebekah crafted her tree in shades of cream, and you can make your Ribbon Loop Topiary in your favorite Christmas color scheme, or with whatever leftover ribbons you have on hand. Trust me, it will be beautiful! (I have a winner to announce, too . . .)
What to see it in another color? Here’s a Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree made with green ribbons. It’s equally beautiful, so don’t hesitate to DIY your way.
To make a Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cone (Rebekah used a 9” cone)
- Satin ribbons, 1-1/2” wide in assorted patterns
- Gold ribbon, ¼” wide x 6”
- Straight pins
- Small gold ornament or other tree topper
- Glitter (optional)
- Mod Podge (optional)
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; paintbrush (optional)
To make a Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree:
1. Cut ribbons into 4-1/2” lengths.
2. Fold a ribbon in half and starting at the bottom of cone, pin the ribbon loop in place. Repeat, adding a row of folded ribbons around the bottom of the cone. If needed, add a dab of glue to help hold the ribbon loops in place.
3. Pin on a second row, slightly overlapping the first row, and staggering the ribbons. Repeat, adding additional rows of ribbon loops till the cone is covered.
4. Glue a 1/4” gold ribbon around the top of the cone to hide the raw edges.
5. If you would like a glittered tree topper, brush Mod Podge onto the ornament and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry. Poke a small hole into the top of the cone with scissors. Insert and glue the ball to the top of the cone.
Thank you all for sharing your stories of inspiration in this week’s giveaway. I love how crafting is all about community, whether you’re inspired by friends or family. Joy Smith shared how she’s inspired by her grandchildren, and she wins the book Where Women Create: A Book of Inspiration. Congratulations, Joy! Please contact me so I can arrange to send out your book.
Tomorrow, I’ll share the last Christmas topiary tutorial from Rebekah (yes, a Saturday post!). And on Monday, I’ll announce next week’s special giveaway, and it’s going to be a fun one.