Friday, February 8, 2013

Pomanders

Here's a nice easy one. These are actually from my wedding.

Get a styrofoam ball, about the size you want, some ribbon, a sharp needle/ straight object to poke a hole all the way through the ball you selected, spray paint in the same color as your flowers, and, of course, some fabric flowers. If you get a hydrangea stem, it goes a lot further, and the blossoms are a good size. Make sure the blossoms/flowers are fairly firm and like to stay open. It'll take fewer blossoms that way.

Optional: Spraypaint the ball whatever color your flowers are. This will make any gaps between petals less obvious.

Optional: Then take the needle and stab the hole through the sphere and thread the ribbon through the hole. Make a loop. Tie a knot at the bottom so it won't come back out. This is the trickiest part. If you don't care about your pomander being able to hang, you can skip it. I used wire and included a lot of extra ribbon so I could "skewer" the ribbon to thread it through and then cut off where I skewered it.

Then separate the blossoms from the stems of your flowers and stick them into your styrofoam. If they don't want to stay, glue them in.

That's it. The only necessary step is to stab flowers into a styrofoam ball.

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