(Closed) Pomander query

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends on what type of pomander you make and what size they are.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For tissue paper pomanders – I made 10 (along with other projects).  Here’s what it took me:

  • About 2 hours total to cut paper.  I was using it for a lot of projects, so your time would likely be less. I used a rotary cutter and yardstick on a plastic table to cut a lot faster.
  • About 2-4 hours cutting wire to the proper length (again, I made almost 1,000 flowers so a lot of time)
  • Averaged 2 minutes to fold and wrap each flower.
  • Add another minute to round the edges (I would wait to cut them until I ahd a lot to do)
  • 3 minutes to fluff them (took longer at first)
  • A minute or so to cut the ribbon to hang them with
  • The actual ‘building’ goes pretty quickly as long as you have a bunch of flowers ready to go.  I used a 4″ styrofoam ball as a base (the largest size I could buy in 2 packs which is cheaper than singles) and it took on average 40 flowers for each… which is also about what fits in a plastic grocery bag when they’re fluffed ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s definitely a labor of love, but I’m so glad I did them!!! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

And… the worst part I thought was cutting the 22 gauge wire!  That’s tough… and the actual building of them will start to hurt your fingertips ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You’re welcome!  Here’s the post I just made showing everything I completed… I’m likely adding some napkin rings in, but at least the big stuff is done!

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I made my pomanders using silk flowers. I used carnations because they are nice and full. I just popped the heads off the stem. I used 4″ styrofoam balls and just glue gunned them in. It probably took me about 30 minutes per ball just because I had to let the glue dry before I entered another one in or else the last one would fall out. I did 6, so when one was drying I would start the next one. All in all, it took about 3 hours and they look great. I started off using 5″ balls but after doing 1 I realized the ball was closer to 7″ with the flowers. I will have to take some pictures. It was a nice watching tv craft. Good Luck.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was going to use silk flowers but I think it’s going to be too much for my pocketbook. I have a meeting with church soon to see if I can even do this, or if I have to use something else. I’ll be crushed if I can’t!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used silk flowers but it didnt cost a lot. I only made 3 pomanders anyway

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I just went to the dollar store and they had stems that had about 5 or 6 flowers on them so i think it probably cost me about $40.00 for all the flowers. Another reason why I went with the carnations because I could use less on each ball. I like the paper ones too, but I dont know if I am crafty enough to pull them off:p

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I made the ribbon pomanders for my FSIL’s bridal shower and they took 4-5 hours per pom.  I wouldn’t recommend doing these if you needed tons; I was going pretty crazy by the end of it!  They were super fun to look at, though, and we got loads of compliments. I guess the crazy was worth it!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I just started my tulle pomanders and one took about 4-5 hours..but it was waaay worth it they look great and each one prob cost me about $3 MAYBE ๐Ÿ™‚

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