Post # 1
I was hoping you guys could help out! i am trying to make pomander’s for my aisle decorations and maybe centerpieces So, I did a test run with cheap flowers from the dollar tree and a styrofoam ball. It was super easy. i did it in less than 5 minutes and it looked ok. But I didn’t like the quality of the flowers. I wanted to buy nicer ones that looked real. All I did was cut each flower leaving about 1.5″ of the stem and stuck it in the styrofoam ball. I didn’t need glue or anything because the flowers held themselves in. So, I found these flowers at Micheals that I fell in love with and tried the same thing. But it was soo hard to cut the stem and then the wire bends so much that I could not get it to stick in the foam at all! Any advice on what I am doing wrong? I am new to this DIY stuff.. But I am loving it and really want to make these. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! I have attached a link from Micheals that I found as my inspiration. I want to do this in my colors of blue and purple!
Post # 3
First I think you need better wire cutters to trim the stems. If the stem seems unstable you can wrap some floral wire to add strength. Also you could push the stem in the foam then put a little hot glue on the stem and stick it back in the foam. With that just be careful to not add to much glue because it will melt that foam.
Post # 5
You can also put the flower buds on a stronger “stem”; just pop the flower buds off of their stems and then hot glue them on to a sturdier wire. If you have any stems left over from your dollar store flowers, this would work perfectly. And yes, some of the nicer flowers are harder to cut; like PP said, get a good pair of needle nose pliers, and sometimes it helps to cut some of the plastic casing with scissors so that you can get to the wire more easily.
Post # 6
Thanks! I am going to play around with it! I went to Michaels and one of the employees also suggested that I use these floral picks. So I am going to try that as well. Thanks for the suggestions. I will try that and then post some pictures!