Post # 1
I would love to see everyone’s DIY pomanders – I don’t care what kind (tissue paper, real flower, fake flower, ribbon) but please answer the following questions:
- If you did real or fake flowers – how big of a styrofoam ball did you use? How many flowers did you use?
- If you did ribbon – how big of a styrofoam ball did you use? How long was each ribbon loop coming off of the ball?/
- If you did tissue paper – how many pieces of tissue paper did you use? How long was it before you started separating the different pieces?
If you have pictures of them “in action” (at your wedding) that would be even better or if you just a have picture where there is something that you compare the size to that would be great too!
Post # 3
Here is my pom making tutorial. And some inspirations pictures. Originally, I used 4″ styrofoam balls, but then I decided they were too big, so I took them apart and redid them with 3″ styrofoam balls.
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Post # 4
Those are lovely! How big across were they in the end?
Post # 5
Let me go measure. They are in a box, so it might take me a few minutes.
Post # 6
Ivory pomanders with fern green ribbon (matches David’s Bridal Fern) – used 1.5 – 2 bunches of flowers each, and a 5 inch ball. They are large, almost soccer ball sized.
I was told our chairs for the ceremony would be flat backed and you could hang things from them… which is why I made these and didn’t purchase shepherd’s hooks. Turns out they were round backed, and had to be tied to the chairs. I didn’t know this til the ceremony. Oh well.
You can kind of see them here before our ceremony:
By The Way, I’m selling all 8 if anyone wants to buy them. Not sure about a price, probably best offer. Shipped from Fargo, North Dakota. Someday I’ll get around to putting everything on classifieds.
Post # 7
I did tissue paper poms. What a serious pain in the ass! lol. Kind of a shame for something that will be used for like 30 min! Anyways… how I made them:
I first folded all my flowers but did NOT fluff them. I used 4 sheets of 5×10 tissue paper for each flower. I made 200 flowers total for 10 poms.
Then I fluffed up all the flowers. This made a big-ass box o’ flowers.
Then i stuck 20 flowers each into 4″ foam balls (and hot glued them in). Behold… the longest freakin wedding project ever:
Post # 8
Okay, they are approximately 22″ around and approximately 8″ across.
And thank you for the compliment
Post # 9
I just saw Martha Stewart white tissue paper pomanders premade at Michaels. I’m thinking about going that route :). How long did it take you to do each one, Noritake?
Post # 10
Mine are fake mums from Dollar General. I did 6 of them on smaller styrofoam balls (tennis ball size) and they ended up about 5-6″ across. The other two were on bigger balls and measure about 8-9″ across. I used crossgrain ribbon and will probably put some sort of decorative jewel or pearl on the ribbon to dress it up some (they’re sort of plain right now). As far as the length of the ribbon, I just estimated how far I wanted them to hang down and then added a little bit that would be hidden under the flowers. Mine were easy to make – sat and watched t.v. and put them together.
Post # 11
i used about 22-25 flowers on a 4 inch styrofoam ball
Post # 12
@cllyons those are super cute!
Post # 13
I cannot remember the size of the styrofoam ball but after trial and error my suggestion is to go a size smaller than you think. I used about 2 1/2 to 3 bunches of fake roses. I don’t have all my pics on this computer so these pics aren’t the best but can give you an idea.
They were ivory with purple ribbon. I also made larger versions for the flower girls that were purple with ivory ribbon but don’t have any pics of them.
Post # 14
I wish I had pictures!! 🙁 I’m planning to sell mine, so I should have some soon to post!
I used 4″ balls – and silk flowers – all white roses. It took probably about 25-30 flowers per ball. I did a 10 inch loop (used them to hang from pews) – but it took 1.5 yards of ribbon (to do a double wrap (criss-cross) around the ball.
Final size was about a soccer ball size…
Post # 15
Ladies- thank you for posting and chatting about this… i am hoping to do this for my flower girls… how do you attach the flowers- with pins through the center? Did anyone use ribbon flowers?
Post # 16
How long do these take to do? I would love to do them myself but if they take that long, I might be pm’ing some o’ y’all to sell to me when done.