Post # 1
Hi Lady Bees-
i TOOK THESE PICS WITH MY BLACKBERRY SO THEY AREN’T PRIZE WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY BUT YOU GET THE IDEA! THIS IS MY FIRST MADE KISSING BALL/POMANDER, I AM ON NUMBER 4 NOW AND ONLY HAVE 12 MORE TO GO. Big D, my wonderful fiance has taken over now, he is a very artsy guy that grew up on a Large Cattle Ranch. Obviously he wasn’t allowed to play with flowers so now he is! I hope everyone likes! I will take some better pics tomorrow!
Post # 3
Ok so the pictures didn’t post, I am going to try again! Wish me luck.
Post # 4
Good job! Those look great!
Post # 5
NICE! Just to have an idea, how many hours will take to do each kissing ball if is going to be me doing them (1 person)… <span class=”Apple-tab-span” style=”white-space: pre”> I just want to have an idea…I may do the same. :)Thanks for sharing…
Post # 6
Those look incredible!!! beautiful!
Now do tell how you created them!
And how much for supplies?
I’m seriously considering DIY’ing them too..but have this fabulous design in my head and can’t get it out..I love what this designer did with a pomander and shells and flowers!
I’ll post it on the pomander/rose petals thread.
Yours are great!!!
Post # 7
Thanks ya’ll so much for the compliments! I only have twelve more left! After going over cost of supplies it will end up costing about 7-8 dollars a ball. Actually the most expensive part of the pomanders was the foam balls. I went to Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and Michaels and used my coupons but out of those three stores I was only able to buy 5 total because that is all they had! I guess everyone wants to make the kissing balls or something. Actually after you get the hang of it the balls probably take about 20 minutes at the most. Actually my fiance took over and did them. I am probably going to take some of the ribbon and tie a small bow at the top. It was just difficult to do that with the ribbon we used for the handle. I bought a bright orange satin ribbon (for pop of color) and then a broze/dark gold satin ribbon same width for the other half of the balls. We will alternate the ribbon color balls down the aisle. The flowers I found were at Hobby Lobby and I totally wiped out two hobby lobby stores! I also bought some really small brown flowers to add for an extra pop! really quite easy and I love them. I was going to rent pomanders for $5 each but now I will have these and not have to send them back because they are all mine…………. I am getting married in a wedding pavillion so these will add some color, I am also thinking about getting a dark chocolate brown aisle runner (colors are orange, dark yellow/goldish, brown) b/c the flooring is concrete. I will try to add a pic. Also I am tyring to find some kind of material to drape over the lattice work, i don’t like the stark white lattice for my fall wedding. Probably going to do a type of drapery on rods to cover it up. I got a quote for a pipe draping for that back wall and they wanted to charge 1600.00 which is just crazy. FYI Joann’s has awesome drapery material on sale for 50% off!!!!!
If anyone knows where to get cheaper foam balls please tell!
Post # 8
Ebay has the foam balls 4inch balls in a pack of 10 for 12 bucks. Not sure what they cost but thought maybe it was worth mentioning it. Oh and free shipping. They look great by the way
Post # 10
They are so pretty!! I love them!!
Post # 11
Thanks again everyone! I took them to my ceremony site and put them on the chairs and they look awesome. The florist and i decided to only put the balls on every other chair and then the chairs that don’t have the balls we are going to put chocolate silk bows with gold tulle accented on them. My FI will be so happy that we only have to make 3 more balls, since I am so A.D.D. that he has tried to hint nicely that I suck at making the balls and he would rather make them! 🙂
Post # 12
Those look great! I just finished mine too (for flower girls) and just an FYI to anyone who wants to make them – I found 3" styrofoam balls at the dollar store for 6 for a dollar (some stores had 3 for a dollar) so look there first!
Post # 14
wow! so pretty they look professional, too
Post # 15
I love it! You’ve done a great job. Good luck on the rest!
Post # 16
They look really good. I did my own and I was impressed by how great they looked and how easy they were. I used 3" balls and materials from Hobby Lobby, I think mine ended up costing about $15 a piece, but it depends on the flowers and ribbon you use and how closely you place the flowers (closer means more flowers) for the cost.