(Closed) DIY Pomander for Centerpieces, roses or carnation ?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Melex:  Carnations look beautiful when they are all clumped up together. If you have a Sams near you, you can get carnations for pretty cheap – unless you would prefer to go with the silk/velvet.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I would go carnations! Do you have any inspiration pics or links to see?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Heres a picture of the trial run I did with the black/red roses from silkflowerfactory.com . I love the way it turned out.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Carnations are definitely better than roses and look fluffier IMO. Another option is to go with mums. We went with carnations since it was one solid fluffy ball when it’s done.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Melex:  

I ordered the 5inch balls and was really worried they would be too small.( I went with the 5 inch because the 6inch were so much more expensive for a full dozen) Once I got the flowers on there it was the perfect size to go on top of the candle stick. In the picture I posted I used 55 flowers. On the second one I spaced them out a bit more and was able to get it down to 45. I also painted the balls with two coats of black poster paint too so if I had to get really crafty with the flowers I could space them out a lot more and people wouldn’t be able to see the white. I ordered the velvet flowers.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Carnations for sure. They look less fake, too. I ordered tons from saveoncrafts.com and did 12 pomander balls for our gazebo – all different shapes and sizes. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Melex:  We used all different size balls… up to 3 inches across, I think. Man, I should’ve documented better; I can’t remember how many we used for each. We did use the mini carnations. I want to say it was like 50-60 carnations for the bigger balls. 25-30 for the small ones. I think we spent, including styrafoam and glue, around $110. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We love the way ours turned out 🙂

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