I'm participating in Monday Made It for the first time ever! HOLLA!
I've been going a little crafty crazy down here in Texas and I've got a project that I'm ready to share. I got the idea after looking at all the cute classroom pics on Schoolgirl Style. See the ribbon topiary in that picture? I was in love! I did a Google search and found these super easy instructions on the Michaels website.
I used a 6 inch styrofoam ball for mine. I had three types of ribbon but you could always do more and incorporate several patterns. I cut my ribbon to 4 1/4 inches. You fold each ribbon into a loop and pin it into the styrofoam ball. I started at the top and tried to create a pattern with the ribbon. Once I was finished I had to pin a few more ribbons here and there to make it look just right. I also had to add some weight to my bucket to keep it from tipping. (I grabbed a few rocks from my front yard when I couldn't find anything else.)
The project only took me a about an hour! Easy breezy lemon squeezy!