DIY Pomander Balls | The Budget Savvy Bride
The Budget Savvy Bride

Here’s an easy project for some super cute DIY pomander balls. My maid of honor helped me create these, and I’m getting double duty usage from them since I displayed them on tables at my bridal shower then plan on using them to hang in the windows of the church! 

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DIY Pomander Balls Materials and pricing:

  • Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch – Paid $5 at Michael’s (Reg. $9.99, I used a 50% Martha’s Paper Craft Coupon from Michael’s). You can also order it on Amazon for around $7!

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  • Pearl headed straight pin – Paid $5.00 with shipping for 960 pins on ebay (Note – these shipped from China and took over 2 and a half months to receive so plan ahead if you go this route! It’s considerable savings from most craft stores) You can also get them on Amazon for $6.78 for 500- not a bad deal if you don’t have the time to wait!
  • 4” Styrofoam Ball – $3.30/2pk (JoAnn Fabrics after a 40% off coupon – I purchased three 2-packs total to make 6 pomanders at a total cost of $9.90) You can also get 3 packs on Amazon for $7.59 with free shipping!
  • Scrapbooking paper – No new cost! I used leftover scraps saved from my wedding invites.

 

DIY Pomander Balls Instructions

1)      Punch multiple flower shapes in desired colors

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2)      Use (1) Pin and (2) flower punches assemble into a flower.  I played around with all black flowers and all white flowers, using news print and pattered paper. I ended up just liking the contrasting black & white colors the best

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3)      Begin placing the flowers around the circumference of the ball. Then, just fill in flowers for the remainder of the ball.

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As a time management tip, my Maid of Honor punched flowers as I assembled. It took us quite a bit longer than I anticipated creating them – roughly two movies per set of 4 pomanders!

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Total cost per ball = $3.32.  Not one of my cheapest DIY decorations, but they were fun to make and rather unique! Plus, I have the cost of the punch included in the price which I can reuse for future projects, and I have enough pins to make at least 4 more balls which would reduce the price per ball further. 

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What do you think of my DIY Pomander Balls? Is this a project you might try out yourself?

I'm a 30 year old engineer from Michigan. My fiance and I are in the process of planning our wedding for May of 2014. We love to travel and are incorporating many finds from places we've visited into our wedding. I'm also a self proclaimed, "Boarder-line Extreme Couponer" and love snagging a great deal on wedding stuff!

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  • Comments (3)
    • Jessica
    • March 25th, 2014

    There is a more budget savvy way to do this. You can take coffee filters and use water color paint to create a more realistic version. Google coffee filter pomander balls for full instructions – I work on them each evening when we are watching television.

  1. Great suggestion Jessica! I looked them up and they’re super cute as well! With my wedding colors being black & white, they might not turn out looking as nice (I’m picturing a dried up looking, dying flower in black!) but I’m going to keep it in mind for future, more colorful decorating projects! :)

    • Portugal Wedding Guide
    • April 1st, 2014

    Great idea! Simple to make and on the budget!