September 5, 2012

Confessions of a DIY addict

I simply love DIY projects. I just love seeing the transformation from every day items into beautiful crafts. The DIY weddings series will feature tutorials on how to make or customize certain elements of your wedding decor.  First up in the series is DIY pomanders. Pomanders are beautiful and so multi-functional! Some of the many ways they can be used are as folllows
  • Carried by flower girls in place of the traditional basket of petals
  • Carried by bridesmaids in place of bouquet
  • Aisle decoration
  • Centerpieces
  • Ceiling decoration
  • Arch decoration
The sky is the limit on how these can be used.  I posted this tutorial of how I made my DIY pomanders and here are the photos of my first attempt and the final result






A couple of things to keep in mind.
- Dont bother buying a mini glue gun, it is much better to buy a full size one. The mini guns can get annoying to use and constantly need to be refilled with glue.
- When working with styrofoam, ALWAYS turn the hot glue gun down to the lowest heat setting.  I learnt this the hard way when I melted the entire center of one ball by using glue that was too hot. The rubber band was eventually replaced with ribbon!
-You dont have to use flowers in your pomander, you can also use tulle, or even ribbon.

For insiration on how to incorporate pomanders in  your wedding check out the photos below.



 
 
 
 

 







3 comments:

  1. Oh this such an awesome and accessible DIY. As a fellow addict I just might have to try this one out. Great post!

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  2. You did a great job on yours! I also like to see the transformation of a diy project from idea to final result.

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  3. Thanks Fatou and Marian!

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