Feb 19, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

CIY: Paper Pomander

I had a special CIY request to show how I made the paper pomanders I had at my wedding.  Well, here you go!

Supplies:

– Tissue Paper (I bought mine in bulk from www.papermart.com)

– Floral wire

– 1 and 1/2 inch styrofoam ball (the larger the ball, the bigger your pomander will be)

– Scissors

– Wire cutters

– Measuring Tape (a yardstick or ruler will also work)

Wedding Paper Pomander

Step 1: Lay out four pieces of your tissue paper. One on top of the other.  Mark your tissue paper every 6 and 1/2 inches.  This will give you 5 strips.  The last strip will be about 5 inches.

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Step 2: Cut where you marked your tissue paper.  As you can see, I clearly didn’t cut all that straight. :)

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Step 3: Cut your strips in half.  You will now have 10 strips of tissue paper.  Once again, not straight.  It really doesn’t matter. :)

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Step 4: Take one of your strips of four sheets and fold them over about an inch.

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 Step 5: Take your tissue paper and turn it over.  Fold your tissue paper over about an inch again.  Keep doing this until you get to the end.

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Your paper should look like an accordion.

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Step 6: Measure out 6 inches of your floral wire and cut.

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Step 7: Fold your wire in half and wrap it around the middle of your folded paper.

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Step 8: Twist the wire all the way to the end.  Use your wire cutters to cut off about a half-inch.

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Step 9: Take your scissors and round the ends of your paper.

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Step 10:  Open up your strip of paper so it looks like the beginning of a flower.

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Step 11: Hold your flower by the wire.  Grab one sheet of tissue paper and pull it up.

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Keep pulling up each piece of tissue paper.

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After you pull up all of your tissue paper, your flower should look like the one below.

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 Step 12: Since I didn’t have a styrofoam ball lying around, I just used a decorative ball that was about the same size as the styrofoam ball you will need.  Take your flower and push the floral wire into your styrofoam ball.

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Take your completed flowers and push them into your styrofoam ball until it is full.

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For the ribbon, I bought gross grain ribbon and cut 2 ft strips.  I folded the ribbon in half and used floral pins to attach the ribbon to the styrofoam ball.  I then made a bow and tied it over the ribbon that was attached to my styrofoam ball.

© 2012 Katherine Murray Photography

3 Comments to CIY: Paper Pomander

  1. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 9:53 pm

    Love it!

  2. Jackie
    February 24, 2013 7:04 pm

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