Friday, November 30, 2012

Ribbon Loop Topiary Tree

  • 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.

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