- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
To make these pomanders took less than 15 minutes each. I opted to order silk carnations from efavormart and 3″ styrofoam balls from ebay. The balls (16 count) were around $10 and the flowers (252 count) around $31 with shipping. So each pomander is about $6.
The size of the styrofoam ball will affect how large the pomander is. Many people order 4-5″ balls, but I used 3″. This made the pomanders about 5″ with the flowers. The bigger the ball the longer it will take and the more flowers you will need to cover it. Mine took between 40-45 flowers to cover each.
What you will need:
- silk carnations
- styrofoam balls
- hot glue
Start by popping the flowers off of the stems. All you have to do is hold the flower at the base and tug away from the stem.
The easiest (and fastest) way I found to make these was to poke holes with a pen in a triangle shape and then squeeze in hot glue.
Place a flower in the hole until the base of the flower is flush with the ball. Then poke three more holes and repeat the process until you cover the whole ball.
With the flowers I ordered I was able to cover 5 1/2 balls.
Hope this helps any brides out there wanting to make a quick pomander!