- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
- Styrofoam ball
- Coffee filters (4 cup basket style)
- Spray bottle for water
- Pearl head pins (1.5″ and 3″)
- Watercolor paint
- Wax paper
- Paper towels
Step one: Flatten the coffee filteres down so they are a smooth round circle
Step two: Draw out 3 flowers shapes (which ever you like) doing one large, one medium and one small, please note with the flattened out coffee filter you should be able to fit all three on there.
Step three: Once you’ve drawn out your flowers layer the coffee filters about 7-8 deep to save time (and your hands from getting sore!!! 🙂 Cut them out.
Step four: Lay down some wax paper and grab a small container to mix the water color paint, i did a large dolip of water color paint to about a cup of water, mix it up really well.
Step Five: Place down as many coffee filter flowers down as will fit on your wax paper, please note: make sure they are not stacked or touching eachother because as the dry they can tear if they are over lapping when you try to seperate them!
Step Six: Put a wash of water color paint over all of the flowers, then take your paintbrush and dip it in some pure water color paint then gently wipe the edges of the flowers with the paint to give them a two toned look, Dont worry if the paint looks way darker than the wash, as it drys it lookes some of the tone.
Step seven: the hard part, let it dry, leave it alone, dont pull at the paper to see if its dry. depending on how thick your paint they typically take about an hour to dry!
Step Eight: Repeat as many times as needed until you have enough flowers! (for mine i used two packages of coffee filters)
Now that your flowers are dry its the fun part where you get to see the fruits of your labour!
First, to give your flowers some dimension so that they don’t just lay flat, each petal will need to be gently wrinkled up into a loose ball. Now carefully open each piece, leaving them a little ruffled (don’t flatten them down too much). Next, stack them, and be sure to rotate the petals so they don’t all line up with each other. There should be four large petals on the bottom, and then three medium petals, and then two centers on top.
To hold your flower together, stick a small pearl head pin
Now take the flower you just made and begin assembling your pomander ball. You simply stick the pearl head pin that’s holding your flower together, into the Styrofoam ball. You can fluff each flower as you go, but you might also need to do some fluffing once the pomander has been completed. Try to evenly space your flowers on the ball. Each ball needs 12 flowers.
The final step is to attach a piece of ribbon to the top of your pomander with a small pearl head pin.
Hope that helps!! Please message me if you have any questions, i am happy to help!