- Last updated on October 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm
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I purchased 500 silk roses off eBay, clipped off the stems, and stuck them into styrofoam balls. I made 10 of them. These will hang every other chair row at the ceremony. :D I am getting many messages about these, so here's some details:
To yield 1 pomander at about 8" in diameter
- 35 open silk roses (I bought mine from eBay: http://myworld.ebay.com/clairsflowers1/)
- 1 4" styrofoam balls (green ones work better if your roses aren't white, more camouflage) Wirecutter (or some tool that can cut through wire)
- Ribbon of some sort
- Styrofoam Glue or hot glue gun (the latter will probably work a bit better)
Wrap the ribbon around the styrofoam ball. Knot one side with a loop long enough so you can place it on a chair or pew. Clip the roses off the stems, leaving about 1/4" of stem left (enough to stick into the styrofoam). Open up the roses if they were flattened in transit, such as rubbing the flower on flat surface. Squeeze some glue onto the 1/4" of stem and stick the rose into the styrofoam ball. Repeat with additional roses spaced out about 1" from each stem. Enjoy your pretty pomander!
Manzanita Flower Tree
We got the manzanita branches from Ikebana Arts in San Jose, the pitcher from Marshalls, the silk flowers from eBay, and everything else from Jo-Ann. The talented Miss Cindy helped me make this a reality! That girl works black magic with a hot glue gun! Instead of using plaster of paris to secure the branches, we used styrofoam. This will be on the front table in the foyer at the ceremony and on the reception table.