One of the first wedding projects we took on were pomanders to hang off of the pews.  It’s a good thing we started these early because they are very time-intensive.

To make one pomander you need:

  • 1- 4″ styrofoam ball
  • 1/2 yd x 66″ non-fraying fabric
    We used a thick cotton that felt like a t-shirt.
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun/glue
  • Ribbon- length will depend on how long you want them to hang and how wide your pew is.

Cut the fabric into 3 inch wide strips.  We used a long ruler to keep lines as straight as possible.

Then cut each strip into 3 inch squares.  You should get 22 squares per strip.

Fold each square in half then in half again.  Round off the non-fold side to create circles.

Fold circle in half then in thirds.  Put a spot of glue (see blue dot below) near the tip and roll into a flower shape.  Repeat until you have at least 130 flowers…yes that’s right 130…I warned you this was time-intensive.

You are now ready to attach everything to the styrofoam.

For the ribbon we glued and pinned the overlapped ends then glued flowers over top.  Pinning is optional.  It just made it easier to hold everything in place.

Gluing the flowers worked best/fastest with three people, one to hold the ball and two to be gluing/holding the flowers in place until they dry.

To keep them fluffy, we hung them off of hangers in the dining room.

Ready and waiting for the big day!

We used them on the pews in the church and setting in candle holders at the reception.

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