Post # 1
Ribbon – differant widths and your color scheme. I used with my various colors roughly 30 metres of ribbon to make one pomander ball. (but i wasnt exactly scrimping on my ribbon, so it may take you less)
Pins: estimated Packet of 100 per pomander ball ( you can use one pin per ribbon strip, but I like to be doubly sure so I used two per ribbon strip.)
Scissors: obviously for cutting ribbon…
Styrofoam ball: I used the 5 inch ball, but depending on whats available in your craft store or individual need.
String/rope: to hang your pomanderball – can be cut into various length depending on your need.
Step 1: Cut all ribbon into about 4 inch strips (you will have MANY strips not really sure on a count)
Step 2: Form each strip of ribbon into the shape of a circle overlapping the ends.Step 3: Put the pin through the two overlapping ends
Step 4: Stick these pins throughout the Styrofoam ball. For a tighter look stick the ribbon closer together.
Step 5: Once the ball is as full as you like
Step 6: Attach rope – I used a simple knot… and Pinned into the ball (about 4 pins) You could probably get away with 2, but i like to be sure!
So many uses for these ribbon pomandersyour flower girl can carry one hanging from a ribbon down the aisle, pew decor, centerpieces
the options are endless!
Post # 3
This is fantastic…and seems super easy to do! Thank you!!
Post # 5
I would say estimated 20 AUD dollars to make one BUT I could have done it cheaper. I was just really picky with my ribbon. 🙂 That includes pins.
Post # 6
Those are so cute! I love them! If I hadn’t already made my flower pomanders, I’d definitely try these. I think I might do one as a topiary for my kids’ table.. Kind of like this:
Post # 7
wow!! Great tutorial Crane! I love how clear it is and your pictures are so helpful!
How long did it take to make these?
Post # 8
daydream- 2 episodes of gilmore girls each 🙂 haha
Post # 9
love, love, love this!!! thank you! I started my first one last night while watching The Bachelor and love this project! I will say that it takes quite some time to make 1 ball, but very worth it in the end! they look great! my sister and fiance were quite impressed. I will hang these on the chairs at our outside wedding and then bring them into the tent to decorate some of the chairs in there.
Post # 10
I loved this immediately when I saw this project. We are getting married out of town, my fiance and i originally discussed making fresh pomander balls and found out how expensive and time consuming it would be. I read through these and found I could bulk order the supplies online and get everything fairly inexpensive. The only thing I did different was I took the 4″ pieces of ribbon and hot glued them in a circle, it expedites the process and only takes 1 pin to secure it to the pomander.
Post # 11
hello! where did you find bulk ribbon online? i know lacrafts.com has great deals on the styrofoam balls, but have had a hard time finding bulk ribbon? Please let me know. Thanks!
Post # 12
I ordered ribbon for my wedding on http://www.theribbonretreatwholesale.com/. If you sign up for their e-mail list, you’ll get notices when they are having sales and you can also order samples for cheap if you are really obsessed with getting the exactly perfect color like I was. 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks so much for the step by step!! I wanted my flower girl to have a pomander and I love this idea! Might even have some made for my brdesmaids instead of bouquets to cut down on cost. Just hope mine turn out as nice as yours
Post # 14
great idea! Wonderful pictures and tutorial. Please let us know how they turn out at your wedding!
Post # 15
Here is my finished ribbon pomander! It definitely took a long time (about 7 hours while watching tv) and more ribbon than I thought but it turned out great!
Post # 16
awww they look awseome!! how big was the styrofoam ball you stared off with.. it looks massive!