So I finished my first pomander. I got the mini carnations from silkflowersfactory.com and the styrofoam ball from Michaels (with a 40% off coupon of course). I wanted to try it out and see how they came out so I only bought one. It was super easy to make and didn't take a long time at all. I plan on making about 10 of them to hang outside during the ceremony. I'm also thinking of using them as centerpieces. It would be a lot easier since it's not using real flowers and I can do them far ahead of time.
The picture I took is the pomander sitting on top of a vase. I figure I could fill the vase with pebbles or sand/seashells (since we live in Florida) and just sit the pomander on top. I love the dark purple and I also ordered white and what was SUPPOSED to be lavendar but is more like a pink/purple. I'm curious to see how the white come out. I ordered 12 styrofoam balls on ebay for $32. The flowers cost $25 for 250 flower heads. I used about 1/2 of them. Ribbon I got at the dollar store and I can use one spool for about 3 poms. So basically the cost for one pomander is $16. Not too shabby. Those would be some cheap centerpieces too. The florist was quoting me like $50 a centerpiece and I just don't have that in my budget so this would definitely work better.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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So I ordered the silk carnations for my pomanders today at http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/. I got dark purple, lavendar, and cream ones. I still need to buy styrofoam balls and ribbon. The Walmart near our new apartment has an AMAZING craft section so I will probably get the styrofoam balls there. The ribbon I can get at Dollar Tree. I plan on using the following tutorial from littlenikki on Wedding Bee (my favorite wedding site). You can see the tutorial here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/silk-flower-pomanders-1. I also found shepherd hooks at Dollar Tree so if I can't tie them to chairs, I can hang them from those. I am hoping it looks something like this: