Monday, May 17, 2010

DIY: Ribbon Pomander

After I found out that we were going to have a smaller number at the reception than I thought, I decided we would have a designated table of fun for the kids to hang out by throughout the night.  I'm not sitting anyone at it during dinner, but it will be there for after with coloring books, games, toys, etc.  It also needed a centerpiece =]
So I made a cute ribbon pomander...with a bit of a twist.  I had started a tulle pomander and never finished it because I changed my mind three different times for the flower girl.  So I used that and added ribbon to it.  I stuck it on a balloon stick and stuck it into a pail that I also thought would be for the flower girl at one point.  Here's what it looks like:
It's not as full as most ribbon pomanders, but the tulle makes up for the other space.  I really like the way it turned out.  I don't have a tutorial for it, but all you have to do is cut strips of ribbon and loop it.  Then use a straight pin and pin through the ribbon and into the styrofoam ball.  Then repeat MANY times.  Be sure to use lots of different widths, textures, and colors of ribbon.
It's a really easy project, it's just a little time consuming.  I was able to do it with all things that I already had, so there was no cost associated with it.  It was a great way to use up extra ribbon that I didn't have a use for anymore.  And I got to use the failed tulle pomander as well!

What's your favorite project that came about from failed projects or leftover supplies??


  1. Looks awesome! Good job!!! I made my ceremony programs from leftover supplies!!!!

  2. Sigh, another awesome craft. It looks so cool! Perfectly festive for a kids table, yet not childish-looking at all. Well done!

  3. Again, you never cease to amaze me with those wonderful thrown together projects. So adorable! Our kids corner was not hugely packed, but we did have 2 babysitters in there who had a couple kids in there with them throughout the night :)

  4. Oh my gosh. Did you know I was doing one for my kids' table? I blogged about it here: But I finally finished it last week! I'll have to blog about mine soon! Love how yours turned out!


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