Hi ladies so here is a DIY project that I've been working on today. I went on Dollar Tree website...
I really like the idea of pomander's at the ceremony. However, it seems like it will be a bit pricy. I have been looking for alternatives to fresh flowers as a way to personalize the wedding day as well as reduce costs. I don't really want to use fake flowers, but if I found something I liked enough, I'm sure I would. I have found some interesting and creative takes on kissing balls. I have yet to decide which one is the least likely to test my patience.
I found this great idea for Pomander at OnceWed.com where you first wrap a styrofoam ball in ribbon then pin paper flowers to it. Very cute.
What it cost:
Seam binding $1
Styro-Foam Ball -$.50
Cameo button $.50
Total = $5.00
I also found an additional pomander idea on Ruffled.com made of loops of ribbon pined to a styrofoam ball.
The third pomander idea I found seemed like a much more detailed and time extensive project, as well as much more costly. I found it at Something Old, Something new. Handmade paper flowers were made and then glued to a paper lantern. However, if done right, the look is quite beautiful.