DIY Sunflower Pomander

by Afloral
4 Materials
30 Minutes

Pomander or kissing balls are a popular wedding decorations. Whatever name you use, the flower bloom spheres are an easy item to decorate with. DIY pomanders are simple to create. Three floral products- faux flowers, styrofoam balls and ribbon, keep materials to a minimum. Making your own pomanders will allow you to customize flower and color choices to match your wedding theme. If you are already planning other DIY flower projects you can order your faux flowers in bushes instead of single stems. Don't forget to sign up for promotions to get the best deals on your wedding flower purchases.

Afloral’s pre-made sunflower pomander ball is a hugely popular Pin on Pinterest. But if you are a DIY-er at heart, you can always make your own.


Sunflower Bushes

Styrofoam Ball


Hot glue

Wire cutters

Tip: By using the sunflower bush you are going to get the most for your money. It is more affordable than buying individual stems for this project.

Trim sunflower blooms off the sunflower bush, leaving about 2-4″ of the stem, depending on the diameter of the styrofoam ball you are going to insert them into. (For larger balls you can use a longer stem...) Insert blooms around the circumference of the styrofoam ball. For a little more security, you can add a dot of glue to the ball before you insert the flower stem.

Add a ribbon or twine to hang the pomanders. Trim several inches of ribbon to create a loop then hot glue ends to the styrfoam ball, hiding the ribbon’s ends underneath the flower blooms. Pomanders are versatile decor items. Perfect for any rustic, outdoor, country or barn weddings. Pomanders can be used as alternative bridesmaid bouquets or flower girl’s baskets. Cutting the cost of traditional flower bouquets. They can also be used as a hassle free aisle or pew decoration, centerpieces, chairback decorations, and the list goes on.

If you would like a little something more for your flower girls then read how to make a floral crown for some inspiration.

Suggested materials:
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  • Sara Howard Sara Howard on Mar 04, 2019

    Hello!! Did you only use 7 sunflowers for this project?? I feel like 1 bush of sunflowers is not enough. Thanks!

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