Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ribbon {Egg} Topiary!!!

source: Hobby Lobby
I often find myself picking up random craft objects where ever I go thinking to myself, "oh, I bet I can do something crafty with that." There is a 50/50 shot those items will ever get used. So I picked up one of these paper mache eggs for like $1.59 (can't remember if they were on sale or not, but $1.59 ain't bad) at least a month or so ago thinking Easter is on it's way, I am sure I can paint this bad boy or do something fun with it. So when I was attempting to clean out the mess that is my office & craft space the other night I found Mr. Egg in a bag full of Styrofoam balls and dowels (must have been on an I'm-gonna-make-tons-of-topiaries kick that day). Once I saw the egg next to the dowels I made up my mind that I was going to make an egg shaped topiary! Now you could totally just paint this and add some bling or some vinyl cut-outs from your Craft Cutter, decoupage the heck out of it with beautiful paper. Or even slather it in chalkboard paint (home made chalkboard paint if you'd like 1/4 cup paint to 1.5 teaspoons of non-sanded grout - find details here at Skip to My Lou) and write pretty messages or do one for each kiddo. I sure there are tons of fun options. But, me being me, I wanted to cover it in ribbon! However, I didn't want to make any ribbon loops, didn't want to plug my hot glue gun it because that requites crawling under my desk, and I hate dealing with craft pins. So I this is what I came up with. I didn't take any in-action photos because frankly I had no idea what I was doing or what it would look like in the end. If there is enough interest (via you leaving nice comments below) I will make a 2nd one and include a tutorial.










The Girl Creative




27 comments:

  1. Aw, it's cute! You have a real commitment to ribbon! How do you use all of these adorable little topiaries to decorate?

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  2. Love this! Too funny, I used the same little bucket (is it from Hobby Lobby?) for a topiary and also switched out the ribbon.

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  3. Stacy is there anything you can't cover with ribbon? Your approach is perfect, you're right - I prefer the wrapped egg versus an egg covered with the loops (but I do love the loops on other shapes!). Next time will you do something really big, like a bike or a ladder? something slightly unexpected - that would be totally crazy!

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  4. That is adorable! I love i t.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  5. SUPER cute! YOu always use the cutest ribbon:)

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  6. That is adorable! Love all the ribbons! New follower :)

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  7. Love ir! How did u get the egg to stick on the dowel?

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  8. this is adorable! Love it - you have great uses for ribbon :)

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  9. Oh I love it! When I saw "egg topiary" I thought it was going to be a bunch of eggs on a round topiary ball top. But just the one is very cute and makes a big statement. Love your ribbon choices. :)

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  10. This is great! I have looked at all sorts of easter decor today and so far this is my favorite. I might have to try it!
    Amy

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  11. Love this! The ribbons are beautiful. How many comments do we need to get a tutorial on this? lol:)

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  12. I {NEED} a tutorial!!!! So precious!! :)

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  13. It's really an adorable topiary!
    Very bright and cheerful...I love it!

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  14. This is adorable. Looking forward to the tutorial!

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  15. How cute & original! Love it!

    Audrey @ adaywithadomesticengineer.blogspot.com

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  16. I love it! I want to make one! Can you post a tutorial?!

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  17. Found you via Shindig. Love Love LOVE this! Tut, PLEASE!!!

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  18. Would definetly love a tutorial on this, I have all the stuff, just need the steps! Please and THANK YOU!!!

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  19. That is absolutely charming and cute easter egg.

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  20. This is too cute! I would love a tutorial on this....thank you so much! :)

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  21. If I can find an egg to decorate I would love to see how this is done!!! Adorable!!!

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  22. Hi There! I love how your project turned out! This will be a great use of my ribbon stash!

    I shared your project on BabyCenter's blog Momformation today! You can see it here:

    http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/5-egg-cellent-easter-egg-crafts/

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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