Fall Ribbon Topiaries

Thanksgiving is getting closer by the minute.  If you need a pretty centerpiece for your feast table (or any table, for that matter!), I’ve got it here: Fall Ribbon Topiaries.  I found this idea on Pinterest a few years ago.  The Pin I had found used the topiaries for a baby shower, but I decided it would work for fall since I LOVE fall colors so much.

Fall Ribbon Topiary

Fall Ribbon Topiary

These ribbon topiaries are very easy and fun to make.  Get a jar or vase of some sort, a thin dowel rod, a styrofoam ball, lots of pins, several different ribbons, and some vase filler.  Start by wrapping the dowel rod with a fairly plain ribbon.  Secure it with glue or double sided tape.  Then stick the dowel rod into the styrofoam ball.  You may need to glue it to make sure it stays put.  Cut the ribbons into 2 or 3 inch pieces depending on how big and full you want your topiary to be.  Loop the ribbon pieces over, and use pins to secure the loops onto the styrofoam ball.

Ribbon Loops

Ribbon Loops

Continue doing this, alternating patterns and colors of ribbon and overlapping the loops until the whole ball is covered.  Fill your vase or jar with vase filler like little pumpkins, acorns, or stones and stick the topiary in it.

You could use one as a centerpiece or make several of these topiaries in different sizes and line them up and down a table runner to make a pretty Thanksgiving table.

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