A few months back, I spied some adorable flower poms at a wholesaler floral warehouse. They were so big and cute and I had to have at least five for a party yet-to-be-planned. I thought they’d be cheap, but the small ones were $35 each — at the wholesaler. At. the. wholesaler. Couldn’t believe it. Time to make my own!
How to make a floral pom for less than wholesale by The Party Teacher

Supplies

  • Styrofoam ball – I used a 6″ ball, but you could use whatever size you like
  • Floral bushes – You’ll need about 36 flower heads for a 6″ ball
  • Wire cutters or strong scissors
  • Floral pins
  • Matching ribbon

Not counting the wire cutters, you’ll spend about $15 for these supplies.

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Instructions

1 – Snip the flower heads off the stems.

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2 – Position the flower head on the styrofoam ball. Slip a floral pin over one or two of the bottom petals. Keep the pins close the center of the flower. Push the pin into the ball at an angle.

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3 – Position the next flower close to the first and repeat.

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4 – I found it easiest to make a circle of flowers all around the ball and then start another circle. When you start the second circle, position the first flower in between two flowers from the first circle. Keep slightly overlapping the flowers to keep the styrofoam from showing through.

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5 – Before you add your last flower, pin one end of your ribbon to the ball. This will be how you hang your ball. Trim the ribbon to the length needed for your space.

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I think these would be fun for all your spring and summer parties. Make up a bunch and hang them above your dinning or dessert table. You could do these all in one shade with different flowers or with a variety of flower colors. Either way — so pretty!

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