(Closed) My purple peacock pomanders… let me see yours too!! I need help!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Are you really stuck on pomanders? I can’t think of how to make them any faster unless you buy silk flowers or something pre-made. You could always do bows. 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Those look great! But yes, that is quite a time investment.

Close, but not entirely the same, but I made some topiaries by sticking fake hydrangea blooms into floral styrofoam balls. You can see here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-flower-topiaries

It went really quick and something like this could work for you if you find fake flowers in the right colours for the right price. Originally I wanted to use roses but I found the hydrangea blooms for a better price.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@NYshoppingirl: I actually think if you make some with the roses and the other with the tissue paper would look good. It would give it some texture.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

The tissue paper pomanders take me less than half of the time you’re quoting per pomander. And because the tissue paper flowers add considerably to the size of the pomander, a 4″ styrofoam ball is a perfect size.

However, it isn’t going to match your inspiration picture like the one of your own you posted does. They will look very different.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Can you teach a couple of friends how to make the flowers with you? Have them come over so you’re all together doing it…and do it a few different times to break it up.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@NYshoppingirl: I only needed the two, they are to decorate the guestbook table at the church, and then the gift table at the reception.

For the two, my total costs came to $30 CDN, but you won’t need the pots and plaster. So they didn’t come out quite as cheap as I though they would, but if you reduced the size from 3″ balls to smaller you’d need less flowers.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I don’t know if they’re significantly faster than the roses, but tissue “carnations” are pretty quick and can be made in any size. basically you take a stick like object (I used pipe cleaner for a bouquet but you probably want something non-floppy like a skewer to stick in the styrofoam) you cut circles out of the tissue (you can stack it and cut like a million at once) and snip a little hole through the center, then take thread them up the stick and scrunch them, putting tape on at least every few layers.

You could probably do pomanders of some roses and some carnations, and then they’d all match together pretty nice.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Bran that is a great idea, somehow rope your friends and family into helping you 😀 Stick in a movie and have a pomander party

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did some pomanders with artificial flowers from Dollar Tree and did all the ivory ones pictured below for under $50 (two large and 6 smaller).  I then decided I wanted more so I made the pink tissue paper pomanders.  I’m not sure how much I spent total, but easily under $30 – they were time-consuming but not too bad.  I still wanted more so I bought these vine balls at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 each and then weaved the flowers heads into them.

I think you’d be okay doing some with the roses and some with the tissue paper, as long as you had every other one or some sort of pattern.  I’m using mine on an arbor so I wasn’t concerned about them being the exact same size.

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