Post # 1
I used the idea I got from you ladies to make the base of my centerpieces. I added the braches and blossoms for some added height. Does the pomander base need to be fuller? Do I need extra branches or blossoms. Opinions Please!!!! Thanks
I know it looks a little lopsided in this pic, but its just how we had it sitting up there. The next pic is a bit better situated up there. Im using a skinnier and taller vase also!!!
This is my inspiration pic:
Post # 3
Looks good! Just bend the stalk flowers so they curl out a bit (not so straight up), and spread the sticks out a bit more. It looks really great!
Post # 4
Great job! I think it would look pretty with little candles around the base!
Post # 5
Wow! This is the first post I have read here on wedding bee….looking forward to many more!
These look stunning…So very elegant! Great job… 🙂
Post # 6
Love it, please share the instructions on how you got this far. [email protected]
Post # 7
It wasnt as hard as I thought it would be. I bought curly willow branches, ivory blossoms, carnations and a 2X8in styrofaom disc and went with it. I used the directions that I got from alot of the diy things I saw on pamanders to create the bottom portion of the base. I just cut the carnations off the stems, leaving a small bit to stick into the styrofam until it was full. Since this was a mock up, I have since learned that I need to do the bottom row first and sort of let it grow outward as I increase the rows to have the fullness I want in the base. When I got to the top, I did about two rows around and then inserted the blossoms and curly willow, and filled inopen spots with a few more carnations. I plan to do another mock up since I now see how I really want them to look and see how that goes. Ill post pics of the other one too.
Here are the links to if you are wondering where to purchase from:
Side note: the carnations are mini’s, but I still liked them. There are 252 per order, so depending on what you are making you may not need as may as I will. Im making 12 centerpieces, so Ill need alot of them. I at least used 40 per centerpiece, and Im probably underestimating that cause I didnt really keep count.
Hope this helps a little though. 🙂
Post # 8
That is pretty, you did a good job. What did it cost you?
Post # 9
Breakdown of Prices shipping included:
* 141 Ivory Plum Blossoms @1.80 per blossom =$273.40
* 7 packs of Curly Willow Branches @ 3.19 per pack for 12= $32.26
This is the correct link for the curly willow branches. I attached the wrong one above.
*2 sets of carnations= $56.93
* Styrofoam disc are about $3.20 per disc, when on sale at Hobby Lobby= $38.40
Total Spent so far $400.99.
With the 2 more pack of carnations that Ill probably need I’ll end up spending about $457 total which I really dont feel is horribly bad. I would always love it if were cheaper…
I need 12 of these centerpieces so Ill rather have more carnations than not enough. If I have a good bit left over, I plan to just make some pomander balls that I have seen on here. 🙂
Post # 10
I love it. Yes I would add just alittle bit more for the bottom. You don’t won’t to be able to see space between the flowers. I never thought about adding branches. I have the same clear glass vases that you have and I have been wondering how I would be able to add some height. Do you plan putting anything in the bottom of the vase? I’m still trying to figure mine out. We are having like three long tables, so I am planning to have like four different centerpieces. Big vases(being the biggest centerpiece), med. vases, and table top candelabra and the I spy’s. The carnations, what are you using to keep them in place from falling out?
Post # 11
your centerpieces are absolutely stunning! great job!! you have motivated me to try a new centerpiece
Post # 12
Thanks ladies but I actually changed them. Please look at my new centerpieces.