Post # 1
I’m making pomanders out of silk carnations for my FGs and I want to start them now. I’m just worried they will look crushed and old by June, or fall apart. How far out did you make your pomanders and how did you store them. Is it too soon to make mine now?
Post # 3
I made mine 11 months ago, and they are fine. I have them stored in cardboard boxes and I take them out every couple of months to turn them and fluff them. I even have them layered, but not squished on top of each other; just two layers though. They do get a little, not much, flat on the side they are laying on, but they fluff right up when I work them them a bit. I really don’t think it is too soon to start working on yours. It will be one thing you can get out of the way, so you can check it off your list and start on something else. Mine are located here, if you want to take a look.
Post # 4
I agree with noritake22. This was my first DIY project and my wedding isn’t until September (I did them back in October…maybe even sooner).
I store mine in boxes and fluff them frequently as well (plus, I just love to see them). I’m really happy with how mine turned out. It does take a lot of time and patience, but they are SOOOO worth it (and so much less expensive than buying them).
Post # 5
Yay thanks for the responses and thanks to both of you for sharing your pictures; they look great!
Post # 6
I’m making them! Our wedding is still like 16months away. But starting soon bc I have a lot of diy projects!
@milesbella: Did you use silk flowers? coffee filters or tissue paper? I love how they came out!
Post # 7
@MsSparklyBee: Thanks! They are actually artificial flowers that I got from Dollar Tree this fall (they were the cream colored mums). It was literally $1 for a bunch of about 12 flower heads. I went to all the Dollar Trees in my area (five of them) and bought them all up. I saw similar mums at Hobby Lobby but they were more expensive (still not terribly priced though).
Post # 8
IF you want to use Dollar Tree flowers, you can order boxed and have them shipped to a store for pick up…that’s what I did for my tissue paper and some other “bulk” purchases for the wedding
Post # 9
I made mine and hung them up in an empty closet after the wedding. I just sold them to another bee to use in her wedding!
Post # 11
If anyone is interested: I tested making my own with real flowers….just used tons of mini carnations! All you have to do is add the ribbon to the flower foam ball, soak it in water, and then add the carnations (or whatever flower) and it stayed nice for 4-5 days!
Post # 12
@katiekate: Can you PM me how you made yours exactly, what you used, and how much they cost?
Post # 13
My wedding is not until next may and I have already started my carnation pomanders so far I have done,five..and they are hanging on my closet door I just love looking at them everyday. :-> they are just si pretty.
Post # 14
I made mine about 8 months away. You just need to fluff them up when it comes wedding time.
Post # 15
@katiekate: Can you tell me what size ball you used and about how many carnations it took. I am gonna try and make them using fresh carnations too. Thanks!