my dollar store pomander

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Those look great!  I can’t even tell that there are two different types of flowers in there.  I’m glad somebody else is using something other than the traditional styrofoam ball.  Those are kind of expensive and add up quickly!  I actually came up with an even cheaper idea.  I take old newspapers and make them into tight balls.  Then, I take several (5-6) rubber bands and wrap them tightly around my ball.  Hot glue the ribbon and flowers on, and nobody will be the wiser (well, maybe your bank account!).

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Awesome ideas, thank you bees!  Ive been looking for more inexpensive ways to make that round base for small pomanders….Im so excited to be able to do it now!! and ChentelleyLace, they turned out great!  you totally can’t tell they’re different flowers 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Awesome ideas, thank you bees!  Ive been looking for more inexpensive ways to make that round base for small pomanders….Im so excited to be able to do it now!! and ChentelleyLace, they turned out great!  you totally can’t tell they’re different flowers 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

woo hoo!! i see a dollar store trip in my future…

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

hey i can relate im on a low budget and im making everything my self if possible and im also getting married in june of 2011 but it looks awesome we r starting on ours to because i want evrything done before the week of my wedding heheh good luck and congrats

Post # 7
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Wannabee

Oh My goodness thanks so much for sharing this I wanted to do this for my daughter but couldnt figure out how to do it cheap. Your idea is great and thanks so much for the blessing you gave a happy mother of the bride.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thanks for sharing this! It’s so great to see someone take a popular decoration and make it budget friendly!!!! 🙂 and on top of it all you can’t even tell the difference!

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

These look amazing. How many flower heads did you use? I am getting married in October and was going to attempt to make one before buying them from another bee. Thanks. please PM me.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

it turned out adorable! i was planning on making pomanders for my wedding too, which isn’t until next september (but you can bet i’ll be starting on them way early like you did!) great job!

Post # 11
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Wannabee

How much did you spend total on your supplies and how many balls did it make?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

WOW!! They love awesome… wonder if I could make one using this as an inspiration…  I bet it’d be supercute~!

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Aimee, your inspiration pomander is soo adorable. I hope that this trick helps you to make these. Love the starfish idea… I am also having pomanders at my reception, my mom will be making them for me. I will be having a huge one hanging from the ceiling (like a disco ball), with red roses and white daises. And two small ones for the candy buffet that I will be putting on top of vases, Im thinking those lime green cute flowers for those…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Very pretty!! It turned out great! Always good to make something pretty AND save lots of money doing it 🙂  


I made mine also! It turned out a little lumpy in some spots, but now we know how to make them better for the next round 🙂

 

Here are pics of the “test-run” that we did. My actual wedding ceremony pomanders will be light pink, most likely roses, but these were the cheapest flowers (I think they’re supposed to be mums? or maybe dahlias?) that we could find for the tester.

We chose to make smaller balls (they are about 6-7″ in diameter) to put on every other row of the aisle seats and we’re making 10 total (2 extra, just in case). The total came out to $9 for each pomander. We’re literally saving about $200 for each pomander – crazy! Good crazy.

 

SHOPPING LIST:

– 1 glue gun (went thru 2 sticks of glue)

– 4″ foam ball

– 40 fake flowers (each flower is about 3″ wide and 1″ tall)

– 24″ of ribbon (about 1.5″ wide)

– 2 sewing pins (we glued & pinned the ribbon on just to be safe)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That looks great, indyjeep, great inspiration for autumn brides there! I’m def gonna do this – so great to get one whole project out of the way months in advance.

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