Post # 1
I made my first two pomanders yesterday. The first one took me over an hour but I had to start over about 20 min in because I could not figure out the optimal tissue size and everything was uneven. The second pomander took me less, only 30 min. But they are a pain to make and it feels like they take forever.
My question is, when do I start making them? The wedding is in October and right now I have some free time, so I thought it would be a good project to do, but then I realized that not only I have no idea how and where to store them, but also they might get dusty in the next few months.
So, when do you, bees, think pomanders should be made?
Sorry for a crappy iPhone picture and the mess. It’s the first one I did yesterday. I think it turned out pretty nice 🙂
Post # 3
It turned out great!!
I will making these too and getting married in October.
I’m thinking of buying the tissue paper in the next couple of months and start making them.
I have a couple of plastic totes that I’m using to store wedding stuff in.
I figure it’s one less thing I have to worry about plus I get to cross it off my to-do list.
Post # 4
Your tissue ones turned out great! I’m using silk flowers for mine! My tissue attempt ending with me ripping up all the tissue paper in a blind rage. lol They store easy so why not just get it out of the way.
Post # 5
I second the suggestion to start now. If you have free time, put it to use, because you may not have it later.
If you have the space a great way to store them is to get wardrobe boxes that you use for moving. You can hang the pomanders inside , close the box to keep it dust free and they won’t get crushed.
Post # 6
I think they look great 🙂
If you have a lot of them to do, I would start now and do a couple a week or so.
I made silk hydrangea ones quite awhile back and have them stored for the wedding. I am glad I did them early because I keep adding other things to my “wedding to do” list. I swear I am driving myself crazy with all of the little things, but I know they will all be worth it. If you are doing mostly DIY, I highly recommend following in my footsteps and getting stuff done early because there will always be something else that you will want to do.
@Miss Tattoo: lol, that is exactly why I did not even attempt the tissue ones. I know my limits 🙂
Post # 7
i’d do anything you’re comfortable doing early as early as you can. It seems like I just keep finding more things I need to do and I’m glad I did a lot of stuff early. I bought a couple of plastic storage bins for all of the wedding stuff to keep it safe.
Post # 8
I started tissue ones for my sister and did the same thing as Miss Tattoo….I went tasmanian devil on that tissue paper b/c I got SO frustrated with the ripping paper. Yours turned out tons better than my one attempt. I ended up doing fake carnation pomanders. Definitely start now b/c there will be weeks when you can’t bear to look at another styrofoam ball.
Post # 9
Thank you, bees!
I decided to continue making them and storing in boxes at my FI’s place (his place is bigger). Hopefully they won’t be destroyed when we move into a new house.
My second pomander turned out better than the first one so I feel very encouraged.
I’m attempting to do lots of DIY in hopes to save money and to add personalized and unique touches. So far, I bought 3m of orange ribbon, 8 foam balls, 43m of wire and a big bag of yellow tissue for 4.25+tax at a dollar store – I think it’s great value. Now I need to find orange tissue since the colours of the wedding are Autumn with primarily Orange and Brown.
Post # 10
I think that you should totally start now, if you have the time. Things creep up later on, so it might help to start.
Also, you can make them (accordion fold) but not fluff them yet so that they can look more “fresh”.
Post # 11
@neontl: Oh, that’s a good idea. I can make a bunch of those accordians and store it like this. Then fluff and stick them into the foam balls closer to the date… Maybe I’ll do that