Post # 1
My first of many pomanders for my wedding!
Since our flowergirl is on the younger side and can’t (sadly) throw pedals at the chuch, we wanted her to still have something that was cute, fun, and she could take home with her!
I started with a 4″ ball and used about 3 total stems of flowers. I finished off the center of several flowers with small green and ivory ‘berries’ to mimic the hypericum berries that will be used in the center of our bouquets, bouts, and centerpieces.
Post # 3
Very pretty! I was planning on making one, too, for the flower girl. (I m not sure if we’ll even have a FG now).
Post # 5
Nice. Where did purchase your supplies? I am thinking of making a few for our ceremony; enough decoration not to take away from the natural woodwork and beauty while adding a little color and style (but less expensive as it won’t be done by the florist).
I’ve gotten good, working templates here, now I just need to start the project off.
Post # 6
That is absolutely stunning! Are they real or artificial flowers? I am planning on *trying* to make something like this, havent had much luck so far…post tips!
Post # 7
BEAUTIFUL! Mine turned out to look pretty bad. lol This inspires me to try again!
Post # 8
They are artificial flowers! I got them all at the Flower & Craft Warehouse in Blue Ball, PA – if you are anywhere close to this place you NEED to go!! Aisles upon aisles of flowers in every and any color you could ever dream of. It was amazing.
First tip – use a green Floracraft foam ball! It really makes a difference. Everything seems to stick better.
It was really really easy to make actually – start with the ribbon first. I used long flower ‘greening’ pins that look like upside down ‘u’s to keep the ribbon secure.
I then just started sticking flowers. I started at the top and spiraled down, filling in as I went. The most important tip would be to keep everything tight! You will need more flowers than you think, so be sure to get extra. I would bunch the flower petals together in my hand before sticking them (with hot glue on the end) into the styrofoam to get them close together. This really adds size to the ball, so definitely take that into consideration when buying your ball. I bought a 4″ ball and it ended up being almost a 6″ ball.
Another tip would definitely be to keep pausing to twirl it and look at your progress. This will keep everything even and (if you’re using different colored flowers) make sure all your colors are spread throughout the ball!
Let me know if there are any other questions…. I’m going to be making more in a different style so I’ll be sure to post those too!
Post # 9
Gorgeous- I am going to attempt to make about 4, and this post really helped me!!
Post # 10
This is beautiful!! They look like real flowers!! Bravo!
Post # 12
what type of flower did you use? Making mine for sheperd hooks, looking for this look and colors!