Pomanders or kissing balls are beautiful… the flower girl at my wedding carried one as she walked down the aisle. They are not very expensive to buy, but making one allows you to be creative in color choices. Pizzazzerie has a blog entry on making them so I thought I might as well try.
What you need:
- Styrofoam balls
- Bunting pins
- Card stock or paper
- Hydrangea flower punch
- Candle stick holder
First pick card stock or paper and matching bunting pins. I selected yellow pins with blue and yellow paper for a more spring look. Use your hydrangea punch and punch out lots of little paper flowers.
I habitually sit on the carpet instead of my furniture. My habit worked in my favor today because I found that pinning the flowers on the carpet was easier than in the air at a table. The carpet reduced unwanted paper crinkles and pokes to my fingers. As a bonus the carpet slightly bent the petals up making the flowers look more realistic. If you prefer a table to the carpet you may want to try pinning the flowers into a folded up beach towel.
When your flowers are pinned start placing them on a styrofoam ball. Make a circle around the ball once then a circle the opposite direction visually cutting the ball into quarters. Then fill each quarter with flowers.
Once all the empty styrofoam is covered place ball on candle stick base and you are done. The most tedious task of this project is the cutting and pinning, even so It didn’t take too long and the end result is really fun!