Valentine’s Paper Ribbon Topiary

I’m one of those people that love to decorate there house for Valentine’s Day.   
I decorate the entryway, hang hearts around and even decorate a bathroom.  For reals… I do. 

I’m over on the Echo Park Paper blog sharing a new addition to my Valentine’s Decor this year, a Valentine’s Paper Ribbon Topiary I made from Echo Park’s Head Over Heels Kit. 

Valentines Topiary

This topiary may be one of my FAV projects I’ve made so far.  The colors in the Head Over Heels collection are matchy-match with my Valentine’s Decor too.  

I used a 5″ Styrofoam ball to make the topiary and cut up what seems like a gazillion paper ribbons to cover the ball entirely but worth the effort ’cause look how purty ’em paper ribbons are…Love!


Topiary Ribbons

Paper Ribbons

I tend to be a die cut gal but I’m seriously starting to enjoy designing with Element Stickers.  I use the baby powder trick {ya know, sprinkle powder on the adhesive side to remove the sticky} to turn them stickers into die cuts, add a few foam squares then- BAM….done! Instant die cut.

Topiary Pot

Echo Park Element Stickers

You can view my tutorial on how I made this Paper Ribbon Topiary over on the Echo Park Blog.
Echo Park Supplies Used: 
Echo Park Head Over Heels Kit {click on image}

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  1. says


    Just wanted to leave you a comment and tell you how pretty this topiary tree is – in fact it’s absolutely breath-taking and so vibrant and outstanding – you really have inspired me to get round to doing a styrofoam ball I painted 2 years ago (or thereabouts) to do something similar with – although I was going to (back then) pin mini flowers all over it, in one colour scheme. However, I never got round to it – but one advantage is… I have a bag of about 15 of these babies so I can make pairs of them up – or just make all different types or different colours. I have a steel bucket to stick mine in, and bought a long length of dowel from the DIY store so that I could make 3 or 4 with it… will see how they go. I will probably use a different EP kit – I actually buy all of the kits when they come out electronically – EPH, so will never run out (well, not of the design anyway) – I might run out of plain paper – then again, prob not – i’m a crafter!!!!

    Simply Beautiful!!!

    Paula x x x

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