Detailed instructions for making handmade satin ribbons
What may be needed for creativity?
In order to start doing topiary, you need to prepare the necessary set of tools and materials. Basically, each master class is held using:
- ribbons of satin of different widths;
- scissors with sharp blades;
- glue and glue gun,
- flower pots;
- sprigs of wood or thick wire;
- needles, threads, newspapers;
- paints (it is most convenient to use an aerosol).
Where to begin?
Topiary should be done, starting with the preparation of the ball, which will become the base and crown, on which it will be possible to attach flowers from satin ribbons.It is not difficult to do it yourself. To do this, take the newspaper and squeeze it to the shape of the ball. The size must be adjusted independently. If there is not enough newspaper, you can take a few, until you get the basis of the required size.
For reliable fixing of newspapers in a round shape, it is worth wrapping it with threads, as shown in the photo. There is a master class on making topiary using ready-made basics. They are made of dense foam and are sold, as a rule, in flower shops or on trays with similar products for needlewomen. They are usually used when used for the trunk of a tree wire.
In the finished ball you need to make a deep hole, equal in size to the thickness of our stick. To do this, you can use a regular or stationery knife. It is worth pouring a lot of glue into this hole and inserting a stick, after clearing this part of the bark.
When the base in the form of a newspaper ball-crown and a stem-stick dries, you can continue the master class. The tree of happiness at this stage should be put in a pot and pour a solution of gypsum. It will look like in the photo. But do not immediately release the barrel, otherwise the topiary will be inclined. To make the product perfect, keep it in the pot for several minutes until the plaster dries.
Now you can paint the blank. Choose any color and apply it on the base. It is preferable to use paint in the form of an aerosol. So your topiary from satin years will be easy to decorate in the future due to an even layer of paint. While the paint dries, you can start making flowers for the ornamental tree.
There is not a single master class that clearly teaches how to make topiary of satin ribbons. We give only two. They will tell you how to perform a wedding topiary and for the interior.
Method number 1
This master class will demonstrate how to make a magnificent decorative tree with roses from satin ribbons with your own hands. To do this, you can use red and white ribbons of any width.
For one rose, you will need a piece of material with a length of 35 cm. Take the ribbon by the edge and fold it away from you. Then we begin to twist it, as shown in the photo. For reliability, you can fix the resulting roll approximately in the middle with a string.
Having wrapped several layers to form a core, you can begin to form flowers. The rose is more similar to the present, if you bend the edges of the ribbon towards yourself, thereby grabbing the tip of the previous bend with a needle and thread. Continuing to make bends on themselves, we twist the rose to the required size. In our case, until we reach the edge of the cut. We sew it from the back side so that the flower does not fall apart.
The final stage, which describes this master class, is to assemble the product. For this you need to attach the resulting flowers to the workpiece. Topiary made of satin ribbons will be very neat if you use an adhesive gun for this purpose. Drip a little hot glue on the back of the rose, put it on the ball-base and hold until glue hardens. To make the tree of happiness, made with your own hands, look more impressive, you can alternate white roses with red (see photo).
To decorate the resulting topiiarii from satin ribbons can be bows, beads or sparkles. The surface of the gypsum can be hidden with the petals of real roses or made with the help of corrugated paper "weed".
Method number 2
This master class will focus on how to make a wedding topiary from the same material. The technique by which the base and flowers should be made, as well as the tools, will be needed the same as in the previous method. But for such a ceremonial tree, you can use additional accessories in the form of white or pearl beads, rhinestones, or a few feathers.
Also in the beginning we make a ball out of newspapers, or we take ready foam. We fix in it the trunk (stick or wire), and the other edge is filled with plaster in a pot. Then proceed to the manufacture of flowers. Wedding topiary made of satin ribbons can be made white, gold, silver and other occasional colors. The barrel can be wrapped with silk, dyed or covered with sequins.
Having made flowers according to the technique described in the first method, we attach them to the base. Between them, to give a more attractive look, you can arrange the decor. You can insert several feathers, or wrap the resulting happiness tree with beads, fixing it in several places with a glue gun. You can get an unusually beautiful tree of happiness, for example, as in the photo.
Such a topiary made of satin ribbons will be an excellent gift for a wedding. Not only the newlyweds, but also the guests will be delighted with the tree of happiness, which you will make with your own hands.