I spent about $10 per packet for the blue, I only needed 6 pomanders and I didn't use all of the 5 packets I bought. Now, the white I got for $2 per package I just bought the bigger pack and I didn't even use all of that one either.
The tissue paper pomanders are really pretty and I was planning to do them at first, but there were a few things that made me change my mind. 1) Tissue paper is SO delicate that I'm afraid they would get smooshed in storage, in transport, or by a clumsy guest. 2) If they get wet, they're ruined. 3) It took me FOREVER to make one of them....seriously, hours upon hours upon hours. 4) All the tissue paper started adding up and it would have been far more expensive than I wanted.
I decided to make fabric pomanders instead, and I personally like the look much better. Instead of buying fabric by the yard, I bought super-clearance sheets and cut them up. Mine look almost identical to the ones in the photo. If you want more info or a step-by-step, PM me!
Just sent you the longest e-mail in history. They're definitely both easier and cheaper, for me at least. DEFINITELY enlist help from the bridal party...even FH can help with this one! My fiance and 26 year old brother spent a long time cutting out circles with me...and were pretty damn proud of themselves for coming up with a better strategy to do it.
They are a lot of work.. I have already made 23 out of 80 YIKES! Out of tissue.... No turning back for me. I already bought 480 sheets of paper. LOL! I got a screaming deal tho My GF works at the above website I sent ya. I am on a MISSION! ha ha..