Showing posts with label pomander. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pomander. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2011

Inkling: lotus blossom pomander ball

I made this pomander ball out of wax paper. It reminds me of a lotus blossom.

I love the way the paper is slightly translucent and catches the light.

To make a pomander ball like this, you’ll need:
  • A Styrofoam ball – I used a 2.5” ball.
  • String or thread
  • Wax paper
  • Glue – I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Start by poking a small hole through your ball. You can use a long needle or a barbeque skewer.
  • Thread your string through the hole and secure with either a bead at the bottom or glue.
  • Cut out your petals. Fold up the wax paper to cut several at a time. Make your petals different sizes.
  • Starting at the bottom, glue the smaller petals and work your way around and up until you reach the top using the larger petals.
Tip: I put my Styrofoam ball in the top of a small vase so I wouldn’t have to hold it as I glued the petals.

Planning a wedding? Use larger balls and make several for pretty but inexpensive impact.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Show and Tell: paper flower pomander and egg

I love these paper flower pomander balls and eggs found on Whipperberry, Bliss Bloom and Pizzazzerie.

Pizzazzerie made these beautiful pink pomander balls and they include an easy to follow tutorial on how you can make these.

Whipperberry, one of my favorite blogs was inspired to create their own beautiful pomander balls using the same technique.  
I love the soft colors they chose for their pomanders.


With perfect timing for Easter, Bliss Bloom made these paper flower eggs.

All of these projects are just beautiful and I was surprised to find out how simple the process seemed in the tutorials.

This is definitely on my project to-make list. Thank you for the inspiration Pizzazzerie, Bliss Bloom and my friends at Whipperberry.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sew and Tell: pomander or kissing ball

I wasn’t sure if I should call this a pomander ball or kissing ball. A pomander ball typically is made of fragrant materials such as; flowers, oranges or spices and was originally carried as an aromatic scent. A kissing ball is made of holly, greens or mistletoe. Kissing balls originated in Victorian times to encourage modest ladies to give or receive a kiss or embrace.

My holiday ball is made of fabric flowers and gold berries. I’m leaning more toward the kissing ball since it will be hung for holiday d├ęcor.

To make this kissing ball, I started with a small styrofoam ball and glued on fabric flowers. The flowers are made out of white quilt batting and I used the same method to make the flowers that I used on my paper flower wreath and tacks. I was going to use white felt but I liked the fluffiness of the batting. I added a string and gold berries.

This kissing ball is ready to stand under.

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