4th of July Topiary

smoothfoam 4th of july topiary

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this – our own country!  ~Daniel Webster

Having company over for the 4th of July? This is a quick 4th of July topiary decoration decoration to make for your table. Adapt it to other holidays by changing the color scheme – pastels for Easter or fall colors for Thanksgiving. Be sure to check out our other fourth of July decorations!

You will need:
3″ Smoothfoam ball
3″ Smoothfoam cube
1.25″ wood dowel
Red craft paint
5 yards each of red, blue and silver (or white) ribbons
DecoArt Metallic Lustre – Silver Spark
Silver and white sequins
Sequin pins
Fabric glue
Ruler, scissors, sponge brush
Knitting needle

Rub silver Metallic Lustre on to the dowel using a paper towel. Allow to dry and then buff to a shine using another clean paper towel.

Punch a hole into the base of the ball and also into the center of the cube with a knitting needle. Paint the cube red and allow to dry.

Insert the dowel between the curbe and the ball.

Cut a 5″  length of ribbon, roll it into into a cylinder and pin it to the ball. You may need two pins for wider ribbon. Repeat this procedure, randomly placing the colors until the entire ball is covered in ribbon loops.

Cut 12″ of the silver ribbon, tie it into a bow around the dowel just below the ball and trim the ends as necessary.

painted smoothfoam cube

Cut a 12″ piece of blue ribbon and pin it around the top of the cube. Cut another 5″ piece and form a loop with the edges overlapping and glue the edges together. Cut a 2″ piece of red ribbon, fold it over the center of the blue and glue the ends in place to make a bow. Pin the bow to one side of the cube.

Pin sequins across the surface of the cube for a little extra sparkle.

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