Pomander or kissing balls are a popular wedding decor item. What ever name you call them by, the flower bloom spheres are an easy item to decorate with. DIY pomanders are fairly simple to create. Three floral products, faux flowers, styrofoam balls and ribbon, keep materials to a minimum.
Making your own pomanders will allow you to customize flower and color choices to your wedding theme and also coordinate with bouquet flowers. If you are already planning other DIY flower projects you can order your faux flowers in bushes instead of single stems or possibly get a discount on bulk purchases. Who doesn’t love saving a little money?
Afloral.com’s sunflower pomander is a popular pin on pinterest, actually it is one of the most re-pinned pins from the afloral.com site. Keeping in mind it’s ease and versatile lets take a look at how you can create your own sunflower pomander.
Tip: By using the sunflower bush you are going to get the most for your money, it will be more affordable than buying individual stems for this project.
- Trim sunflower blooms off the sunflower bush, leaving about 3-4″ of the stem. Base this measurement off the diameter of the styrofoam ball you are going to insert them into.
- Insert blooms around the circumference of the styrofoam ball, keeping blooms close together until the entire surface around the ball is filled.
- Optional, add ribbon to be able to hang pomanders for decor. Trim several inches of ribbon to create a loop then hot glue ends to the styrfoam ball, hiding the ribbon’s ends underneath the flower blooms.
Pomanders are versatile decor items. The sunflower pomander would be perfect for any rustic, outdoor, country or barn weddings. Pomanders can substitute for bridesmaid bouquets or flower girl’s baskets coming in at a fraction of the cost for traditional flower arrangements. To use them in ceremony decor, pomanders can be hassle free aisle or pew decorations.
Wedding reception decor ideas are endless with pomanders. Centerpieces can incorporate the faux flower spheres from displaying them in vases to hanging them from branches. Pomanders make simple and affordable chairbacks for the bridal party table. And as seen in our afloral.com sunflower pomander photo, they can be hung as decor items to dress up any venue space.