Mrs. Brock
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DIY Kissing Balls Help

Mrs. Brock, on March 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 7
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Where is the best places to order silk or real touch flowers from?

& what size stryofoam ball did you use?

if i want a 8-9 diameter with the flowers.. what size ball?

& how many flowers did you use??

Joann & Michaels no luck.

Thanks

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Latest activity by Linda E: Fairy Godmother, on March 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM
  • Buffee
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    Buffee ·
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    Having such a small finished pomander will depend on what flowers you choose. Here's a thought...you know those whiffle balls with the holes in them? Those are perfect to glue with flowers like roses. If you're gonna use styrofoam, flat flowers like daisies would be best, I think. I've done it both ways...I preferred the plastic balls simply for less mess. :-) Best place to get the styrofoam would be a craft store...get a coupon for your favorite store (Michael's, Joanne's, Hobby Lobby) and buy a pack at a time...probably at least 3" diameter...or 6".

    stuff4crafts.com has a pretty good price. Do a search. You'll find a good deal, I'm sure! Remember that most styrofoam doesn't work well with many adhesives either....

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  • Future_Lobos
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    Future_Lobos ·
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    I'm making these but with felt. First I bought a 6" but it looked too big so I went down to 5"....haven't finished one yet or I'd post a picture.

    I'd suggest buying a small amount of supplies to test out what you like best.

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  • teenageloveaffair
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    I went to dollar tree and got my flowers and foam from there for 6 to hang on the chairs in the chapel total was less than $20 excuse the toes my daughter insisted on helping me LOL


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  • Mrs. Pitcher
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    I'm making these. But this is paper. May not be the look you want.

    http://www.bumpsmitten.com/2011/09/diy-tutorial-pomander-flower-balls.html

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  • Bee
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    If you want an 8" diameter try a 6" Ball, that will give you an inch on all sides to have the flowers stick out I cant tell you the exact area unless I knew the area of the flowers. I am surprised you didnt find anything at Michaels, I know they are all a little different but I went today and found hundreds of flowers (spring) for 50% all of them. I really cant think of anywhere where you could get that much of a selection in person. :-/

    Mine were paper stuck on with corsage pins, but I can tell you it saves a lot of materials to start in the middle of the ball and work your way up and down. So start by making saturn rings around the ball with the flowers, then make another ring above that ring, then another etc. This makes a 'honeycomb' pattern of fitting the flowers in, which helps save you having to stick extra flowers in random places to cover up small gaps where the styrofoam is showing. My first one I did a random pattern for the flowers and it took forever, buy the third one


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  • Bee
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    I had it down so well it used HALF the supplies of the first and took half the time! :-)

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  • Linda E: Fairy Godmother
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    Linda E: Fairy Godmother ·
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    I used white sparkle hydrangea for mine (bought the flowers at Michael's during a half-off sale). It took about 1-1/2 heads of hydrangea for each ball.

    I used the 6" white styrofoam ball - here's a tip - don't get the really smooth styrofoam balls as they are very difficult to poke holes in for the flowers - get the regular white styrofoam instead.

    If you want real-touch roses go to Hobby Lobby. They have a good selection of colors and if you wait for a half-off sale they will run you about $2 to $3.


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