(Closed) flower suggestion for diy pomander ball?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I got all my flowers at Hobby Lobby and I used roses for mine.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used ivory mums from Dollar Tree.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@summer7911:  I got them last August (pre-fall).  They had them in ivory, burnt orange and mustard yellow.  To order them online, you had to have a mix of all the colors, so I went to four different stores in my area and bought up all the ivory ones.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used carnations

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am making these huge pomander balls for our reception. I have them up on huge candlesticks (to take up some space) the first one you do will def. be a trial run anyway. I don’t think you can mess them up honestly. Igot better and better with each one i did and then just went back and added more to the first one i did and it looks great. I bought all of my flowers from the Dollar tree,too. My momand I scoured everyone in 2 countiesand got lots of daisies. The perk of the DOllar tree is you get about 5-7 flowers per bunch, as opposed to one flower for one dollar somewhere else. You don’t need any couponsor anything. The styrofoam balls were the most expensive thing. we used the biggest ones and they were $20. I needed 4. We bought 2 from hobby lobby and 2 from michaels ALL with coupons!! I even bought a little bag of floral pins and used them in spot to make sure there was enough coverage. You could also go back with a little paint that’s the same color and touch up some areas. I pulled the flower off at the top and pushed it into the styrofoam first to make the hole, the pulled it back out. Then, I put glue on the end of the small back and put it right back in the hole. I think it helped alot because once that hot glue gets one the plastic green part, it kinda melts the point, so that way it’s not just stuck to the outside, it already has the hole there. i just tried to put them as close together as i could. It’s a little time consuming but we all sat around and drank wine and it was actually fun. Watch ur fingers though!!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

also, you can’t order flowers from the dollar tree website in the color you want…i think they send you and assortment of colors. you have to actually go in the atore…I tried to do it….maybe I just couldn’t figure it out, but i don’t think you can.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

this is what i am doing….these are not mine….i think these are made with real flowers.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Carnations. Even if you chose to do real carnations, they are inexpensive, and really sturdy little flowers. They last a long time. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@summer7911: It seems that you buy them by the stem. Here seems to be a decent place for pink carnation stems, and they also have pre-made kissing balls. http://www.afloral.com/Silk-Flowers-Artificial-Flowers-Fake-Flowers/Carnations

The cheapest I found though, were the real thing, here: http://www.bloomsbythebox.com/pub/showvariety.cfm?categoryid=8

I’ll dig around some more and see what I can find. Good luck!

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