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My DIY Silk Pomander for the little ones

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#1 mzthan6

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    Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:57 AM

    Deciding on a pomander rather than flower basket was out of sheer convenience.  I know I wanted to do my own bouquet and centerpieces so i figured why not get the easy stuff out of the way.  This DIY was the easiest and it only took me 30 mins to make two pomanders.  My inspiration....


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    Instructions (Easy Peasy)


    I started by poking a hole all the way through the ball for the ribbon.  I just used the stem tip for this part. I couldn't find our long screw driver so i just improvised  :( 




    Feed your ribbon through the hole and tie off a knot at the end to secure it.





    Now the easy part, if you are not using the pins; Clip off the flower stems (leave about 1-2 inches of stem) and start poking them into the ball. I used the pearl headed pins to secure my flowers.




    Voila,... here's the final product.



    so now i'm thinking, maybe i can use these as my centerpieces as well.  Any ideas ladies? Instead of the clear vase, i can use blumebox  (http://www.blumebox.com/)



    #2 JennyBenz

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      Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:12 AM

      Hey MZTHAN6!! These are BEAUTIFUL! They look amazing, and it only took 30 minutes, fabulous!!!

      I've never heard of a blumebox, but these are really fun ideas to display your pomanders during the reception.

      I like the idea of putting them atop a vase, but I think the vase might be just a tad too big. I think if it was a little lower in height it would be more proportional to the pomander.

      Are you only having 2 centerpieces? Not sure of how large your wedding group is or where you're having the reception- But, I think these would be beautiful even hanging from nearby overheads [trees, in between lighting, sides of chairs]. Just a thought, not sure if it would work with what you're doing. I'm sure you've seen those paper lanterns that you can hang in various shaped & sizes above your reception area- I'm thinking something to that affect. But if it's only 2, I would stick with keeping them on the tables LOL

      Hope this helped

      #3 JennyBenz

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        Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

        PS- How about doing square or rectangular vases? That would look great with a pomander topper

        #4 mzthan6

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          Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:54 AM

          Thanks JennyBenz. I'm not using the vase the I have on this picture. I was thinking of more something like this. 



          This vase is from blumebox. I'm still undecided whether to use pomanders as my centerpieces; If I decided to use them, I was thinking of making them on 5" and 4" styrofoam balls.

          #5 JennyBenz

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            Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:03 PM

            Super cute! i think it's a great idea! That way, you get two uses with the same thing! And it's also less that you'll have to pack ;)

            #6 NeeNeeLeake

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              Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:23 AM

              WOW! those are adorable! great job!

              #7 fenikjo

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                Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:12 PM

                great job.  

                #8 RachelHolmes21

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                  Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

                  These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

                  #9 traylynn

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                  Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:09 PM

                  Those are nice

                  #10 Bride2B26

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                  Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:23 AM

                  very cute!

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