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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:


  • 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


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


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


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!


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.


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

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About Dana

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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  • Jessica

    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.

  • 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

    Great idea! Simple to make and on the budget!

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