Post # 1
DIY Pomanders/Kissing Balls
Supplies/For this project, I used the following:
- 8 – 4″ white foam balls
- 30 Hydrangea Stems and 18 Hydrangea Bushes (11 Stems per ball or 3 1/2 Bushes per ball)
- Long Screwdriver to drill hole in center of each ball
- 1 roll of 5/8″ ribbon cut in 11 to 12 inch strips to use for hangers
- Drill hole through center of each ball with screwdriver
- Fold length of ribbon in half and use screwdriver to push ribbon through to other side. Be gentle, so you don’t mar the ribbon.
- Tie the ribbon ends in a knot at the bottom of the ball, and gently pull the looped part of the ribbon to tighten
- Cut flower ends off of stems and bushes at the stem, leaving approximately one inch to attach to ball
- Attach cut flowers to ball by pushing the end into the foam ball with your thumb and/or pointer finger
- Attach your next cut flower approximately 1/4″ from the first one
- Continue until done
You can use glue to attach the ends to the foam, but I didn’t. If you pack your flowers close enough, they should hold each other in. For the last pom, I just used the leftover cut flowers and arranged the colors evenly around the ball.
Post # 3
Those are beautiful! Thanks for the info!!
Post # 4
I love these! I can’t decide if I want them for mine since we’re trying to limit buying flowers for a winter wedding.
Post # 5
Thank you Tonya and Toffee.
@Tonya: You are very welcome 🙂
@Toffee: I wasn’t sure I wanted them either, but I decided they would be nice to have and Joanns was having a sale that was too hard for me to pass up 🙂
Post # 6
Those are awesome! At the risk of sounding stupid…what exactly do you use these for? Are they for the bms? Or for decoration?
Post # 7
Thank you Laura.
I am using them for decorations for the ceremony. They will hang at the end of every other row.
You could use them for the bridesmaids or the flower girl.
Post # 8
That’ll look very pretty. Too bad my reception venue doesn’t let you hang anything…those would look pretty awesome hanging from the ceiling.
Post # 9
Do you mind me asking roughly how much each one cost to make?
Post # 10
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you Tonya. Depending on the flowers, it cost between $25 and $46 to make each one. That was because I used the more expensive flowers and I got a discount. I also packed in the flowers for a very full effect. You could make them for less, if you used less expensive flowers, bigger flowers, and didn’t pack them as tight.
Post # 11
How cute!! Thanks for sharing.
Post # 12
I am making these as my pew decor. I am just using dollar store flowers and I find they look pretty dang good! I made mine basically the same. My ribbon I just pinned on with sewing needles and reinforced it with a bit of glue gun glue. The flowers I made a hole in the styrofoam, put some glue in the hole, and stuck the flowers in. Mine cost about $5 per ball. I will post some pics soon.
Post # 13
I am using mine for ceremony decor also, and maybe incorporating them into double duty at the reception.
Good luck with yours. I look forward to seeing your pictures. The dollar store here doesn’t have the quality that I was looking for.
Post # 14
Love these! Thanks for posting! 🙂
Post # 16
i love pomander balls – yours look great (i was only able to open the first pic though) i’ve done one so far and can’t decide if i’m going to use them at the end of the pews or for my girls. the jury’s still out on that one lol