(Closed) DIY Pomanders/Kissing Balls

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I actually found a cute project that used ribbon instead of flowers. i wish I still had the link. I am using ribbon and the small flowers you find in the wedding aisle at craft stores.  I will post pictures after I make mine.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I got our silk flowers (daisies) at Hobby Lobby with a coupon.  I did 8 pomanders and I think I spent about $100 total on all the flowers, balls, wire, ribbon, etc.  Our florist quoted us at over $600 if she made them with fresh flowers.  We used them as decoration on the aisle, and then moved them to the reception for decor there, so we got our money’s worth.  I think they would have been cute on the tables too.  And no one could tell that they weren’t real.  I think they turned out beautifully! 

 

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Post # 7
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420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

this is a beatiful alternative too!  as far as flowers, i haven’t researched enough yet for any recs.

Arkansas

Post # 8
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2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My mom is making 6 and has gotten all the flowers at Michael’s.  She just waits until they have a coupon (and they have them pretty often) and then goes and buys enough for a ball or 2 each time.  THey look amazing too!

Post # 9
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946 posts
Busy bee

I really like the ribbon ball.  I don’t understand this step though:

Step 5: Once the ball is as “full” as you like, remove the heads on the flowers.

What’s the head of the flower?  Couldn’t you just stick them in by the stems, rather than use the toothpick?  (I’m not very crafty…so I need simple explanations…lol)

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I just did a trial run for my DIY center pieces.  If you’re at all interested in using real flowers,  I used spray roses: 8 stems of spray roses from the grocery store- $8 (they we on sale, usually $10 for 8 stems).  I used a 4.5″ floral foam ball- $3.  Maybe not too expensive for your budget & I think it looks great!  And if you keep the floral foam moist, mine looked great for 4 days (then I stopped watering it lol).  But just a warning, the floral foam can get heavy when it’s soaked.

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ellea12: How big did the ball get once the flowers were on it and how big is that vase?

 

Post # 12
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Newbee

We made 16 red/white rose ones for the wedding venue.  We got them from Hobby Lobby and they look amazing!  They have 2-3 different styles to choose from but the ones we got were the ones you can’t tell aren’t real.  They run 50% off sales all the time! 

We used 3″ balls and used approximately 40-44 roses on each ball.  Total cost for flowers, ribbons, balls, was $200!  Good luck with your project 🙂

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