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.