- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Okay, so a couple of bees asked me to post how I made my ribbon pomander centerpieces
so here it is:
1st you will need the styrofoam balls. I originally tried to make them different sizes, but the small ones didn’t work very well and looked really strange. I found that the best size to work with is a 6 inch ball but 4 inch ones are okay, they just don’t look as full.
Next you will need your ribbon. I collected the ribbons a few months before I started making them so that I had lots of them. I use about three spools a ball, but if you use a lot of different colors, sizes, textures and patterns they stretch a lot further. You can use what ever you want, but I do reccomend different widths no matter what patterns or colors you use because they add deminsion to the ball. I have seen some using all the same size ribbon and they don’t look nearly as nice. I cut them into two to three inch long strips. I prefer two inch strips, but it’s really up to you.
Next, I roll the ribbon into a loop and connect the ends with a sewing pin (I think I got like 500 hundred of them for $3 at Michaels. The short ones are the easiest to use) And for wider ribbons you might need to use 2 or 3.
After that, I push them into the ball. I usually do a few (and don’t be afraid to overlap some and push them really close together. It will look really weird at first and you wont think you are doing it right, but just push through, because they look really great at the end).
Once you like where the ribbon is, squeeze a little hot glue under it and push it against the ball so that it stays (it’s easier to do two or three ribbons and then hot glue, if you wait until the end it will be a messy nightmare!).
It is sort of a tidious process, but the results are worth it! Hope this helps! If you have questions feel free to ask! 🙂