How to Make a Pomander Bouquet Out of Crepe Paper and Old Newspaper
Having props which have universal purpose will save much of your time and budget because you can use them on any type of occasion and theme. What you only need is an extra care of what props you have produced which has universal purpose just like what you are going to make today. From this point, you will be learning how to make a pomander out of crepe paper and old news paper.
Tools and Materials:
- Crepe Paper (you can choose any color)
- Old Newspapers
- Barbecue stick
- Scotch Tape
- Ribbon (about 2 maters)
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Stapler and staple wires
Procedures – How to Make a Pomander
Step 1. Make an artificial flower out of crepe paper by folding a strip of crepe into our desired petal size as shown in the illustration below. We need 10 petals for each flower that we are going to make. In this example, each division that represent the petals measure about 2in x 1.75 in..
Step 2.To give curly effects to the petals of our artificial flowers, we need wrap the tip of each petal to the barbecue stick (2a), push the both sides of the petals to its center (2b), then pull the barbecue sticks out (2c).
Step 3. After we have done the Step 2 to all the petals (3a), we need to coil them (3b) to form a flower them staple its base (3c) to bind the petals together. It is almost similar with the procedures on making plum blossoms out of crepe paper.
NOTE: For a pomander bouquet which is about the size of a basketball, you need about 100 pieces flowers that we did in Step 3.
Step 4.Now, we are going to create a spherical base for our pomander out of old newspapers. We simply crumple one sheet of newspaper then wrap it with another sheet until we reach the desired size for our pomander bouquet as illustrated below.
Step 5.We are going to tightly seal our newspaper ball with scotch tape (5a) and tie it with a ribbon (5b), which will be used for hanging.
Step 6. Finally, using a hot melt glue, we are going to stick the flowers that we made in Step 3 allover the newspaper ball that we made in Step 5 as shown below.
Our final output of our tutorial on how to make a pomander ball is this.