(Closed) Carnation Pomander Center pieces- help

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The carnations with the larger bases are definitely harder to work with but it can be done. The trick is to use lots of glue and only put a section of the base into the styrofoam ball. Another trick is to remove the base…but you will have to hold the carnation together until it’s glued and inserted into the styrofoam. I used carnations from the Dollar Tree as well as some that I ordered from eBay to do the ones for my sisters weddings.

I am too lazy to search for the threads =) so here is a pic of what we will have for my sister’s wedding.

Post # 5
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Were you removing the stems entirely on the silk flowers? I’m not a florist but I’m a DIY enthusiast and floral obsessive ; ) – when I’ve done pommanders I’ve left stems of about an inch or more and just pushed the stems in- carnation stems are firm enough to push into soaked oasis floral foam for sure, it’s much softer than styrofoam. 

The base of the flowers will cause the flowers to stand up a little bit and the sphere to be bigger all around than the foam ball is – but as long as they are all standing out the same distance from the ball it will look uniform (hope that makes sense!)You can also wire stems / heads, but it’s not necessary for hard stemmed flowers like carnations.  This video is a pretty decent how to walk through:

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