Floral pomanders are a colorful addition to weddings, bridal showers, baby showers or any special celebration where flowers are part of the decorative theme. Pomanders are well suited for flower girls to carry down the aisle or as decorations for the church or wedding reception area. Created as a gift for a birthday, anniversary or romantic holiday, each pomander is crafted with a special event or person in mind.
Soak the floral foam in water until saturated, then remove and set aside on paper towels. Use floral foam specifically designed for use with fresh cut flowers, or use regular foam forms with artificial flowers.
Cut a piece of 3/4- to 1-inch ribbon long enough to create a loop to attach to the top of the ball in order to carry or hang the pomander.
Place a thin coating of hot glue at the bottom end of the ribbon. Press the other end of the ribbon against the glued ribbon section and secure until dry.
Place a strip of hot glue the width of the ribbon across the top of the foam ball. Press the glued ribbon piece into the hot glue and hold in place until dry. Insert a floral pin through the top of the ribbon into the ball for additional security.
Trim flower stems to 2 to 3 inches in length. Cut stems shorter for small foam balls and a little longer for larger foam balls. If the stems are too long to accommodate the size of the foam form, the ends will poke through the sides.
Begin inserting flower stems around the base of the ribbon. Place the flowers so that the glued end and floral pin are hidden by the petals.
Insert more flowers, alternating colors if more than one color is used, from top to bottom until the foam ball is completely filled.
Add final touches such as pieces of greenery or baby's breath to highlight the primary flowers or add decorative items such as pearl-topped stick pins to the pomander.