(Closed) How Do You Make Pomanders?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Re post title-If you enter “DIY Pomanders” in the search box at the top of the screen her on weddingbee, you get this  http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-tissue-pomanders as the first result.

I do think your junior bridesmaids should carry something. Could you have a simpler version of the bridesmaids’ bouquets made for them?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you wanting to have them carry something different than the maids? If not, how hard can it be to pick up a spray of mums or a gerbera daisy, tie a ribbon around it-done!

The pomanders would be cute, or:

 a parasol?

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

heck yeah it’s easy… I can’t believe you didn’t call me :P…. Go to dollar tree, get a styrofoam ball and a lot of flowers that you want to use, attach them to the pomander by simply sticking them in, I usually pull it  back out and put hot glue in the holes and then put it back in to make it stick.

 

since you are carrying them for your flowergirls, you may want to attach a ribbon to the pomander first by tying it around the foam ball and then using the flowers to cover it.  for little girls I would get the smallest size foam they have.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Okay since they are faux you can get away with putting the ribbon at the top and securing it with a straight pin… I will find diy pix for you tomorrow…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

How about wands? All you’d need is some kind of wooden dowel, maybe 12-18 inches long, glue, one fake flower each, and lots of ribbon!

This pic is from Martha Stewart weddings.

 

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Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PrncssDva: Pomanders were really among the simplest and easiest DIY projects I had for my sisters wedding. They have tons of tutorials on here but you will need:

  • Styrofoam balls – They sell these at the Dollar Tree and also at Wal-Mart
  • Hot glue gun and glusticks – Wal-Mart, Family Dollar, etc.
  • Flowers – I got mine at the Dollar Tree…the types vary but I think either roses or carnations look best for pomanders
  • ribbon – I got mine at Wal-mart

To make the pomander:

  • measure your ribbon length folded in half. Some people use pins to secure the ribbon but I felt that threading the ribbon through the center of the ball was more secure.
  • using a screwdriver, poke a hole through the center of the styrofoam ball.
  • Thread the ribbon through the hole folded in half (I use the screwdriver to guide it through.
  • Knot the bottom end of the ribbon and put a dab of glue in the hole to hold it in place. That makes the handle that the girls will hold.
  • Pop all of the flowers off the stems and glue onto the styrofoam ball by putting a tip of glue on the base of the flower and poking it into the styrofoam  ball.
  • I used about 25 or so flowers for each pomander.

The end result looks like this (using carnations)

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

They are really easy! I made 21, with 4.5 inch styrofoam balls, in about 2 hours (with a few people helping me!)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PrncssDva: Hmmm…that’s weird b/c I see both my picture and Lindsay’s picture

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am re-using some round paper lanterns, that ussed on a birthday party and i wont use anymore becouse they aré green, so: I am spray paintingthem, and covering them whith flowers from the dollar store, or paper flowers, it all depends on the color you want to use and the time you have to work on it

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