- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I made these as a trial run for my reception centrepieces, but the same steps could be followed to make paper pomanders.
For each carnation head, I used a drinking glass from my cupboard to draw circles on tissue paper. I layered the tissue paper so that cutting one circle with a scissors resulted in, e.g., 6 circles. One tutorial I read suggested using large paperclips to hold the paper together as you cut, but I found just holding them was fine. I then counted out the number of circles for a flower head (for the larger ball, I used a 5″ styrofoam ball with 12 circles of tissue paper per flower, for the small ball I used a 4″ styrofoam ball with 10 circles per flower). Using something sharp I poked 2 holes into the circles and using floral wire threaded it through as a stem. I twisted the wire, using a pliers to ensure the ends were flush with each other, and the wire was tight against the head of the flower. I just stuck the wire in to the ball without using glue and they have held up perfectly.
I’m not sure if I’m going to use these yet or not, but thought I’d share anyway!