Tania, our blooms specialist, gives us her expertise on how to make a DIY Pomander aka flower ball using fresh cut hydrangeas. Pomanders are a popular alternative to flower girl baskets and are often hung along the aisle for decoration.
Pomanders are a great DIY wedding project for bridesmaids and family members because it's a fuss-free project that always comes out perfect. Hydrangeas can easily be replaced with other more economical flowers such as cute poms, mums or carnations in the color of your choice.
Items you will need:
- Farm Fresh Flowers
- Sphere Flower Foam
- Floral Pins
- Bucket of water
Step 1: Hydrate
Let your flowers soak in water for several hours for the healthiest blooms!
Step 2: Wet the Foam
The flower foam is your flower's source of hydration between now and the event. Soak the foam until it turns dark green to ensure it has absorbed the maximum amount of water.
Step 3: Attach the Ribbon
Cut your ribbon to the length you desire. Next, tie the two ends of the ribbon together in a knot and place the knot on the foam. Use floral pins to attache the ribbon to the foam.
Step 4: Cut your flowers
Cut off the stems of your flowers leaving an inch from the flower.
Step 5: Assemble
Insert the flower into the wet foam until the foam is completely covered.
This DIY tutorial can also be used for a centerpiece. All you need to do is skip the ribbon, and if you like greens you can add the filler of your choice.