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How to Make a Pomander Bouquet Out of Crepe Paper and Old Newspaper

By on January 7, 2012 — Updated on February 24, 2013

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..

How to Make a Pomander

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).

Pomander Balls

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.

how to make pomander balls

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.

Pomander Ball

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.

How to Make a Flower Ball

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  1. Itin Bique Calvo

    April 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Since when did a man learn to be crafty like this? Isn't this a woman's pastime? This is such an intricate DIY project.


    April 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Awesome! I wanna try this… seems not so difficult by just looking at the tutorial… but i guess its the other way around but still i wanna try–

  3. Franc

    April 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    It's a crative way to have fun.

  4. Jyppe A. Quidores

    April 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Itin, gender is not a hindrance to creativity.

    I am a visual merchandiser and it's part of my job to create props which will enhance the saleability of the products being displayed in the store where I am working.

    If you want to enhance your creativity, you should not be selective on learning creative projects, which ranges from a very small beads craft to a large festival themed display.

  5. carmel

    June 22, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Hmmm… how many minutes (on average) did it take you to make one bouquet?

    Nice tutorial. 🙂
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  6. tatess

    June 22, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I like this project ,a newspaper and crepe paper are the star of the project. Money saving but came out to be a beautiful bpuquet.
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  7. RonLeyba

    June 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I admire people who can create stuffs from papers like that. It’s an amazing skills that you can use whenever there is a family event or something like that.
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