Friday, March 4, 2011

POMANDER FLOWER BALL: decorating with Whimsy

We found this adorable and Whimsical DIY that would be great for any party or general decoration... these precious Pomander Balls are the Perfect DIY.. and oh so easy!!
You'll Need:
– 4” white Styrofoam ball
- 90-100 pearl tipped corsage pins
- Two sheets scrapbook paper 
Martha Stewart hydrangea punch or scissors.. its simple to cut out the shape
martha stewart hydrangea punch
Step 1. You’ll need to punch 180-200 of the hydrangea petal shapes, which will take around a sheet and a half of 12×12 scrapbook paper.
Step 2. After the shapes are all punched, curl the edges of the petals upward and to the center. This will give the flowers some dimension when they are complete.
Step 3. Stack two of the flower petals and turn them a bit so it looks like a full flower. Stick a corsage pin straight through the center of your petals.
Step 4.  Push the end of the pin into the Styrofoam ball, the repeat until your ball is covered.
I started mine by making a row around the center and filling in each half a concentric row at a time. Make sure your flowers are close enough that the petals cover the Styrofoam. If you’re going to sit them flat by themselves on the table as I did for my centerpieces, you can leave about 2 inches on the bottom bare of flowers so the balls have a bit more stability. If you cover the entire ball, these would look pretty in a bowl or with ribbons pinned among the petals to hang them.

And that’s it! A very simple project for a very elegant and impressive display.
Good Luck

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