- Mrs. Spring Roll
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
From the moment I laid eyes on tissue paper pomanders, I knew I wanted to make them for our aisle decor. The pomanders reminded me of tissue paper carnations I made as a child. My mom still has a bouquet of tissue paper circles crinkled atop pipe cleaners that I gave her for Mother’s Day well over a decade ago. Last week, I relived my childhood, as my mom and I made hundreds of tissue paper carnations. We then turned the carnations into pomanders.
If you too would like to make tissue paper pomanders, I’ve put together a little tutorial:
- Tissue paper in desired color (8 sheets of paper made approximately 2 pomanders)
- Floral wire (I used 26 gauge)
- Wire cutter
- Styrofoam balls (I used 4 inch balls from the Dollar Tree)
- Hot glue gun
1. Separate tissue paper into groups of 4 sheets, and fold.
2. Using a template that is 3 inches in diameter, trace circles onto folded tissue paper, and cut. Use a paper clip to keep circles together as you cut.
3. Repeat as necessary, cutting 8 sheets of circles per 2 pomanders.
4. Using wire cutter, cut wire into 4 inch pieces. Fold wire in half and twist bottom, leaving a needle-like top.
5. One by one, place 4 circles on wire, crinkling each circle as you go.
6. Cut a long piece of ribbon. Fold a small piece of wire in the center of the ribbon, twisting the ends together.
7. Place the wire end of the ribbon into the Styrofoam ball using a hot glue gun to secure.
8. Tie a bow at the top of the ribbon to create a handle.
9. Place wired carnations into Styrofoam ball, hot gluing to secure. Each pomander requires approximately 30 carnations.
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