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How to Make a Ball of Flowers

Below you will find instructions on how to make a ball of flowers using oasis. The balls can be used as your wedding reception table decorations they are quick and easy to make.


The ball of flowers can also be called a kissing ball or pomander. It is a very versatile piece that can be used several ways for a wedding.

The traditional way was to hang it from a chandelier over the reception table of the bridal party.

It can also be hung on the backs of chairs, on pew or aisle ends, over door knobs or in doorways.

The most common use for the pomander is as an alternative bouquet for the flower girl. It hangs from her wrist which leaves her hands free for other duties.

To make a kissing ball follow the instructions below but use a smaller oasis which has been covered in wire. Use hardy flowers but try not to use too many, because if it is too heavy it may be difficult for the flower girl to carry.

The oasis balls can be purchased already covered in netting, if you can not purchase this use some chicken wire to encase the ball.

The use of the netting will keep the ball from falling apart, provide additional support for the flowers, and give you a place to tie your ribbon (tie the ribbon to the chicken wire first before arranging the flowers).

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Make a Ball Of Flowers For Your Wedding Reception Table Decorations

Expert florist Trish Haunton shows how to make a flower ball using an oasis.


How To Make A Pomander Of Flowers With An Oasis

The wedding ball of flowers centerpiece can be made using fresh flowers, or if you like to be well organized you can make these months before your wedding by using budget silk wedding flowers.

You will need

Step 1

Soak the oasis ball in a bucket of water, it is completely soaked when it sinks to the bottom of the bucket.

Step 2

Using scissors cut the flower stems at 3cm to 5cm from the base of the flower head.

Always cut the stems on an angle, to enable maximum water absorption.

Step 3

Start at the top of the your oasis ball, gently push in the stem of your first flower, making sure it goes all the way into the the base of the oasis ball.

Keep adding and placing the flowers head in a straight line until the ball is ringed with flowers. Then make a line halfway around and fill in the quarters. Make sure the flowers are evenly placed with no gaps.

Step 4

Gently place your pomander ball in the middle of your table.

Ideas on How to Use a Flower Ball

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Use the kissing ball to decorate the aisle for an outdoor wedding
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Inexpensive flower balls for quick and easy decorations

If you like the idea of using a large number of flower balls at your wedding but are worried about the cost of using fresh flowers then why not consider using premade silk flower balls.

These can be purchased ahead of time and can be used in many areas of your wedding where you might need multiples of the same style such as: decorations for your wedding chairs, down the aisle, hanging as a backdrop to the head table and much more.

With most of these premade flower balls you can easily personalize them by adding elements or a color that will compliment you wedding theme.

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