(Closed) Do DIY poms/kissing balls save enough money to make it worth it?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes, they did.  Basically for me it broke down to this – I bought 1,000 silk carnation picks on Ebay for $150, including shipping.  The balls were around $2 each, plus say, $5 for a glue gun and glue.

A standard carnation at a florist is $1.50, give or take.  Each of my pomanders took 40 carnations to fill.  At the florist, this would have cost me about $60.  I made 25 balls for the price of 3 at the florist.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did artificial ones as well, with ivory mums from The Dollar Tree.  Each bunch had about 12 flower heads and I got each bunch for $1.  I put approximately 15-20 flower heads on each small ball and more on the bigger ones.  I did eight of them total – two large and six small.  TOTAL cost for mine was under $30 – TOTALLY worth the savings (and it was a “fun” afternoon activity).

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Post # 6
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@milesbella: Mums would have been a much better idea.  Ours took soo many damn carnations to fill it up, LOL!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Linz1231:  Yeah, I stood in Michaels and held bunches together to get an idea of what would fill in easily.  Then I just happened to luck out and they had ivory mums at The Dollar Tree – doesn’t get any cheaper than that.  I’m happy with how they turned out and I really doubt anyone is going to get close enough to know they’re from Dollar Tree (and honestly, for the savings, I don’t care if they do).  Smile

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We were going to do real ones at a cost of $65 eachX8

Did tissue poms instead, cause I can’t stand fake flowers

got the same look, added a fun funky mix to it and it was only the cost of some tissue paper and a pipe cleaner.

pics-http://www.californiaweddingwave.com/2011/01/17/real-wedding-amy-david/

 

Look at the aisle, the red poms are shown, we also used black to hang off wall sconces and white to hang from upper balcony over the guest tables

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I found a seller on etsy making them out of tulle- I love them. 

 I am making my own keeping with my shabby vintage theme- here is a pic… I estimate I will spend 20.00 each and I am making 10.

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