DIY Pomander instructions
- Last updated on November 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm
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I made tissue paper flowers as a trial idea for my BM's, but once we decided on the ceremony location I realised I'd prefer the tree to be 'carrying' the pomanders instead of my BM's.
A few people have asked me how to make the tissue paper flowers, which are then stuck into a foam/florists foam ball and hung by ribbon or fishing line for that 'floating' look.
So here are my step by step instructions on how to make a tissue paper flower :)
What you will need
- tissue paper in your prefered colour
- florists wire
1. Take a rectangle of tissue paper in your prefered colour, then place 4-6 layers on top of one another.
2. Start folding the tissue paper, accordian style, from the short side. The folds should be approximately and inch wide.
3. Then gather the folds together and fold in half
4. Take a 20cm ( or 8 Inch) length of florist wire and bend in half
5. Slip the wire over the tissue paper and secure by twisting the wire
6. Cut curved edges on the two ends of the tissue paper
7. Fan the tissue paper out
7. Gently start lifting up one layer of tissue paper at a time, it's ok if it tears, no one will notice.
8. Keep going till all the layers have been pulled up
And there you have it, a tissue paper flower.
Stick a heap of them in a foam ball and you have either this