(Closed) Did anyone do paper mache instead of floral balls?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It would work, I thought about it, but ended up scratching the idea off the list because of how long it would take. I didn’t have the time to do layer after layer and wait for it to dry. My solution was this- 1)Find a coupon, buy several rolls of duct tape. 2) Save old newspapers. 3)Ball up sheet of old newspaper.  4)continue to ball up newspaper until it was the size I wanted for the pomander. 5)wrap in duct tape 6) Hot glue the tissue paper flowers to the pomander. 

The “balls” weren’t perfect circles, but by the time I had them completly covered in flowers you couldn’t tell. 

Post # 4
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I haven’t tried it, but I saw on here where a bee used the round bath poofs as the center (she got them at the dollar tree) and glued the flowers to that. Looked the same as a pomander with the floral foam underneath to me. Much cheaper.

Also, There are 6packs of the small foam balls at walmart, so if u want to do the paper mâché, you could use those s a sturdy base. they are like 3-4dollars for 6.

Post # 5
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@nikkialys:  omg, im totally stealing this idea, i tried the paper mache thing and it just was to much work so i scratched doing big balls hanging from trees in the yard but this my friend is a brilliant idea. thank you for posting!!!!

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