Ready for table decor for your polka dot party? This craft project by Heidi at Vacuuming in High Heels and Pearls is totally easy, unique and can be made in your party colors for a perfect centerpiece.
Heidi is a a suburban housewife and mother. She writes that she has a great husband, a darling little girl, and a yellow lab named Bronco. She loves to go thrifting and garage sale shopping, cook and decorate her house, take care of her little girl, spend time with her husband, and play in her craft room.
We are so happy that she was playing in her craft room and created this adorable and easy polka dot ribbon topiary for our party decorations. We love this idea!
Heidi has made two ribbon topiary samples on her blog. Here is her first foray into ribbon topiary-making. She found the instructions in a book by Making Memories called Ribbonrie.
- Styrofoam ball, pick your size
- Wooden dowel rod, choose your length
- Flower pot, any style
- Floral foam to fit inside your pot (to hold the dowel in place)
- Straight pins (to pin in the ribbons)
- Lots and lots of ribbon scraps or specialty ribbons in your party colors
- Glue and decorative moss or paper shred to cover top of pot
Cut your ribbons into 4.5" lengths. Make the ribbon into loops and use the pins to secure them to the styrofoam ball. Cover the ball with ribbons. When the ball is covered, poke your painted dowel rod into the bottom of the ball and also into the floral foam in your pot, glue a little moss over the foam and voila! You can also tie a ribbon bow with a tag or charm around the dowel rod too.
- Look for flower pots and ribbons on clearance at your local craft store
- Wooden dowels are available in longer lengths, ask an expert (or your husband) to saw to size for you.
- Wider width ribbons work best and cover well.
- It does take a lot of ribbon, depending on your styrofoam ball size.
- Go bold and bright or soft and pastel - have fun and send us photos of your creations!
We are working on our own version and will post photos soon - what a terrific and inexpensive way to dress up your polka dot birthday party! Thanks, Heidi!