(Closed) Pomanders…the shortest time???

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Which is the shortest amount of time
    Paper : (0 votes)
    Ribbon : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Fabric : (0 votes)
    Silk Flower : (9 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Haven’t tried them yet, but based on all the different examples & DIY tutorials I have seen, I have to vote for silk flowers.  All it is is snip & stick.  Maybe snip & glue & stick.  You don’t have to actually MAKE the flowers, which you would have to do for all of the other options, so I would think these would be the easiest.

    Post # 4
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    to me its not a matter of time, its a matter of affect? and what style you like.. I havent tried fabric pomanders there a little fiddly with the glue gun, but it depends what style you make..

    I made ribbons pomanders and they were pretty quick.

    Silk flowers could be the go if your achieving a time record 🙂

    Post # 5
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    When I did my silk flower ones, I really don’t think they were that labor intensive.  Probably about 30 minutes a ball once I figured out what I was doing.

    Post # 6
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m making tulle ones and they are taking forever! Undecided

    Post # 7
    4675 posts
    Honey bee

    Alright, I’d vote but it wouldn’t be worth my time or effort because I have no idea what a Pomander is. Help?

    Post # 8
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @AXiD – it’s okay! It took me a while to figure out what a pomander was too 🙂 They’re round balls with flowers/fabric/ribbon stuck in them (traditionally live flowers, probably stuck into some sort of sponge to hold water) that you use for decoration. You can hang them, or flower girls sometimes carry them, or you can put ’em on sticks and use ’em as topiaries.

    The ones this post refers to will probably use a styrofoam ball (like you’d get at a craft store) and either have silk flowers stuck into it, or fabric glued to it, or ribbon loops pinned to it, etc. all around to completely cover it. The effect can be very pretty!

    They’re mind-numbing to make, but very time consuming.

    Post # 9
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We did real ones for our ceremony but I did mock ups with silk and was able to put those babies together in no time.  And they looked really good too.  I was dead set on using real flowers and that turned out to be a GIANT PIA.  Soaking the foam, which then weighed more than a bowling ball, finding a way to keep the ribbon from pulling thru, running out of flowers, etc.  Ugh, what a nightmare!

    Post # 10
    4567 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    LOL I thought this was going to be a contest thread… “HOW fast can YOU do it?”

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