patchwork orbs

Easy to create, these custom ribbon-covered spheres exude designer appeal.

A bowl of textured orbs is a popular home accent, and this trendy update adapts to any decorating scheme with different choices of ribbons. A crazy-quilt effect is created with various plaid ribbons in differing widths. The edges of the ribbons are pressed into plastic-foam spheres using a knife or scoring tool. Monobotanical spheres of fresh carnations, billy buttons and button spray chrysanthemums transform the collection into a contemporary floral centerpiece.

carnations, billy buttons (Craspedia) and button spray chrysanthemums from favorite suppliers; ribbons from Berwick Offray and Lion Ribbon; Styrofoam™ Balls from FloraCraft; Oasis® Spheres from Oasis® Floral Products.

This design was excerpted from the book Ribbons and Flowers, which combines ribbons with flowers in 40 floral design projects for a variety of seasons and holidays, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step how-to instructions.

To order, click “Bookstore,” or call (800) 367-4708. Softcover. 98 pages. $24.95.

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