- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
In order to make a pomander for my flower girl, I borrowed a Valentine’s Day wreath tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets, via Living With Lindsay! And a seriously easy tutorial to boot. Just using a Styrofoam form, a ton of 2 inch squares of fabric, some glue and a pencil, my flower girl could make this wreath in about an hour.
You simply put your fabric over the tip of a pencil, dip the end in Elmer’s glue and stick in into the form. When the glue dries, the fabric is good and in there.
Here’s what you need for the pomander version:
- 3″ styrofoam ball
- at least 1 yd of scrap fabric
- rotary cutter & mat or scissors
- elmer’s glue
- satin ribbon
- straight pins
So, why not use the same idea to make a pomander? I ended up using maybe 3/4 to 1 yard of scrap fabric. I cut each scrap into 2″ by 2″ inch squares.
I made small indents on the top and bottom of the Styrofoam ball to glue in a ribbon handle. I was too impatient to wait for the glue to dry all the way, so I used a few straight pins to hold the ribbon in place. If anything else, the pins probably got glued good in there too, so it shouldn’t come out if my little flower girl decides to swing it around a bit.
After the ribbon was set, I took each piece of fabric, put it over the end of a pencil and dipped it in glue. Then I pushed the fabric into the ball.
I used a 3″ ball and tried to evenly place the five different patterns I had to get an even light blue/aqua look.
After about 30 minutes of good stuffing, the ball was full and I was done.
One aside, if you decide to make one of these, don’t set it in your lap while you work. The more the fabric rubbed against my jeans, the more the clean cut edges frayed. You can’t really tell from a distance, but I ended up with a lot of threads on my pants. I picked off the bigger clumps and then “sealed” the whole thing by spraying a layer of hair spray all over it. (Kinda like how you stop a run in your ‘hose!)
And for fear of it getting lopsided sitting in a closet for the next five months, it’s currently “in storage” hanging from my office curtain rod. And, it’s been hanging there now for about two months, so I think the ribbon is holding up really well.