(Closed) Pomanders with tissue paper

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I haven’t made them yet – but am planning to. If you search on Weddingbee for “pomanders,” you’ll find a ton of posts with examples, pictures and directions on how to do it. I  suggest this because I did the same thing and found some awesome reference! 🙂

Post # 4
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I helped make DOZENS of these for my sister’s wedding a couple of years ago. 

We used full-sized sheets of tissue paper. We basically followed this tutorial from Martha Stewart, although we may have actually used 10 sheets per ball instead of 8. They were actually pretty easy and pretty fast to make, but we did have a team of about 8 people working on them. 

Keep in mind that they take up a lot of room to store, and they do crush kind of easily.

ETA: In answer to the other questions in your post, we hung them from the ceiling for her reception; I don’t know how much they cost but I believe she may have bought jumbo packs of tissue paper from the dollar store–so pretty cheap.

Post # 5
1140 posts
Bumble bee

here you go my bees


DIY Tissue Pomanders


I am making mine with real touch flowers instead of tissue just in case it rains a little.

Post # 7
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i made so many of these for my wedding.  i think i made over 1200 tissue flowers for these pomanders.  i also used them on the hearth of the fireplace and different sized ones in front of the personalized backdrop.

here are some examples.

Post # 8
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2005

@Mrs McCain 2012:  I used this DIY to make mine!


I did alter it a bit though.  I used 5″x10″ rectangles.  It was easier just to cut a 20x25inch piece of tissue in half.

I also used 5 different colors, one sheet of each.  I did a dark green, light green, dark pink, light pink, cream.  They look really nice.  I liked the smaller balls so I put them on 3″ Styrofoam balls and they turned out really neat.  I have sooooo many more to make but I am getting there. It takes about 15 flowers per 3″ foam ball and each flower takes me about 3-5 minutes to make.


There is another option thought that you (and I) may try.  Just layer 8 or more whole sheets together and fold accordion style.  Place a wire or band or whatever in the middle and then fluff them out into a ball.  This way you don’t have to make individual flowers.  However, I preferred the dimension the different colored individual flowers gave. 

Post # 10
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@gonnabeMrsHH:  thank you.

i cut approx 5″x5″ tissue squares and used 4 squares per flower.  i folded each one exactly the same (9 times) into an acordian type fold and then wired the middle.

i made mini ones too for the 2″ balls.  they were 3×3″ squares.  those balls i used for decor in large clear glass vases.

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