(Closed) Cheaper alternative to styrofoam balls??

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I cant think of anything exactly that could replace them but I got all of mine on Michaels coupons. Plus when you buy something you get a coupon for the next week plus the ones you print. So many coupons and with a little time it saves a lot of money.

Edit: How big do you want your finished pomanders to be?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Try signing up for emails from Michaels.  Sometimes they send out whole purchase discount coupons that might help defray the cost.  I used a styrofoam ball to put in the flower girl basket for my goddaughter to carry.  The flowers stuck in there without a problem and hold well.  If you’re concerned, you can poke the hole in with the flower, put a drop of hot glue into the hole and then put the flower back in.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We did hanging pomanders on our pews and used bath poufs from the dollar store! Just hot glued the flowers on.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You don’t actually need a ball to get a round shape. Go to the dollar store and get a block, trim it, or just trim the flower stems to the same length and space them accordingly.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Styrofoam balls are less expensive on Ebay and Amazon.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lutzbride:  I saw another bee on here that used crumpled up newspaper wrapped with clear packing tape.  She used hot glue to attach the flowers.  They looked really good.  I didn’t need too many styrofoam balls (12) so I just ended up buying them one at a time with the 40% off coupns from Michaels. Probably spent more on gas than I saved; but it makes me feel better about spending the money.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you can get away with 5″ styrofoam balls the savings could make the difference. if your flower depth are an inch and a half you would end up with your 8″ pomander.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The cheapest place I found for styrofoam balls was at lacrafts.com, I ordered 5″ balls from there for $12/dozen.  They have 6″ balls for $36.00/dozen.  Hope this helps!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@miss bloom:  That is brilliant!  I wouldn’t have thought of that.

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