(Closed) Pomanders take FOREVER!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I can’t help you at all because I’m totally not creative, but I love that you have the phrase “big balls holy jebus” in your post.  I work nights and just got home, so it gave me a nighttime chuckle =)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My best advice would be to assembly line it with some added wine to make it more bearable, hahaha.  And don’t try to get them all done at once, have a few pomander and wine parties between now and the wedding!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@MandaMack: Honestly, I admire folks who DIY stuff. If I hadd to think that I would spend evven 2hrs on one ball, I would just pay someone for the balls ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I bought all my supplies yesterday to make my pomander balls…. I have 15 of them to make.. I tried one last night and it really didnt take me all that long to do.. but i am also using silk flowers so I dont know how long it takes for the tissue and how differently you have to place it in your ball.. do you glue it or tack them into the styroform ball?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m making ribbon pomanders for my bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets, and hell yes they take FOREVER. AUGH.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have been hemming and hawwing about the pomanders I want to make. I originally was going to do tissue paper but decided on silk flower pomanders for 2 reasons: the silks are much easier and quicker to make and also, I was afraid of the ‘smush’ factor if I did the tissue paper ones too far in advance; I had nightmare visions of them getting smushed and crumpled up and the thought of having to uncrumple them terrified me! Big kudos to you for doing the tissue ones! Post pics when they’re done! I just did a trial of the silk flowers and absolutely love them

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I thought the silks would be super expensive also HOWEVER I saw a post by another bride on here for a website called silkflowersfactory.com where she got hers at a great price! a bunch of 252 carnation stems for only 24.99! And I loved how hers came out! ..here’s the link: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/my-first-attempt-at-diy-pomanders

 

For me, I will need 500 stems to do 10-11 pomanders for my ceremony aisles, so that will be 50 bucks. Everything else I need (ribbon and styrofoam balls) I’m planning on getting from Michaels with a giftcard I received from xmas! So the cost for me will not be too bad; definitely worth how much easier it will be than tissue paper!  And definitely more durable!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Kudos to you for making them, I feel your pain! I’m doing them too after Mrs D’Orsay inspired me… and they do take forever – 4/5 hours per pom is about my average, so I’ve enslaved enlisted my BMs and best friends to help and on Saturday night we made 3 poms in 3 hours (with 4 people working on it like a production line and 3 bottles of wine to ease the pain!).

The worst of it is I decided to make 24 poms for our table centerpieces!! I started back in September, wedding is on 30th April and I have 7 left to make still, so overall pretty good progress I think. I am actually using the method described here (http://foldingtrees.com/2008/08/flower-week-tissue-paper-carnations/) rather than the method Mrs D’Orsay used… I’m not sure its any faster but I find it a bit simpler; and you can use a circle punch to punch out a whole lot of sheets of tissue at once which is pretty handy! The cost is definately worth it (provided you DON’T factor in the time it takes to make them!!).

The big hanging poms are much quicker to make if you use the method on Martha Stewart Weddings here: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/pom-poms-and-luminarias

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve been working on my pomanders since August…I work on them everynight (or alternate with invitations).  After I completed my mock ups, we calculated how many  tissue paper flowers each centerpiece and pew marker would need and are now just focusing on making the flowers (and a few extras). 

We will begin to assemble them when we are closer to the wedding, since that is the quickest part of the process.

It does take a lot of time, but a few hours every day actually helps me relieve stress!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

OMG…I feel sorry for you guys ๐Ÿ™

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