A Festival of Topiary Trees: An easy, Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree

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 . . .)

Creamy Ribbon Loop Topiary by Rebekah Meier.

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.

Christmas Ribbon Topiary by Kathleen George.

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.

No matter which colors and ribbons you use, your Ribbon Loop Christmas Topiary will be beautiful.

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.

Learn how to make all of these beautiful tabletop Christmas trees on CraftsnCoffee.com.

A Festival of Christmas Topiary Trees by Rebekah Meier.

Christmas Peeps crafts

Here’s a hint for next week . . .

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.

Happy crafting!


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9 Responses to A Festival of Topiary Trees: An easy, Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree

  1. sandifrommichigan says:

    Love this look, I am working on a yarn one like this, you make bows and pin them into the cone starting at the bottom and make them as full as you like, even have tiny tree ornaments to add to them. This might be my next one to make love the ribbon

  2. kidosmom says:

    I am so going to do one in gold like the green and top it with the ribbon. I love it.

  3. Rosali says:

    I love this idea. It’s a very easy christmas gifts for the relatives.

  4. Lou P Quanstrum says:

    These trees are absolutely divine. I found you by accident. Thank you for sharing. I’m going to try the ribbon one.!!!Polly Quanstrum

  5. Bev says:

    All of the topiaries are so beautiful and I have enjoyed you sharing them. I am looking forward to see what you have up your sleeve for tomorrow.

    Congratulations Joy…hope you enjoy your new book!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the Festival of Topiary Trees, Bev. Thanks so much for your comment. I hope you enjoy tomorrow’s topiary, too. See you Saturday! Sharon

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