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Crepe Paper Flower Pomanders

By: Karisa Tell, Editor for

When you're looking for DIY centerpiece ideas for your wedding or a fancy dinner party, consider making these Crepe Paper Flower Pomanders. The pomanders cost a fraction of the price of real flowers, and they're so easy to make. All you need is some white or red crepe paper, a foam ball or some newspaper, and a hot glue gun.

These DIY paper flowers are adorable and can look very elegant if done right. The key is to place the blooms close enough together to cover up what's underneath and make them look like a real bouquet. Follow the easy tutorial below to learn how to make your own paper flowers.

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  • Foam balls (8" would work best for my vases) OR wadded up newspaper
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Streamers (200 feet per pomander)
  • Glue dots



1.  Start by making the rosettes. First I cut my streamers into strips about 3-4 feet long. I didn't measure them first, so of course none of the rosettes are uniform. I think that makes them look more realistic though.


2.  Roll the end of the streamer a few times.


3.  Then you'll continue wrapping the rest of the strip around your roll in a spiral, except that you'll twist the strip as you go. I found that it works best to twist it often and randomly, and not too tightly.


4.  When you're finished wrapping and twisting, secure the end of the strip to the rosette using a glue dot or a dab of hot glue. Your rosette should look like this:


5.  Once you've made enough rosettes (for me it was when I finished off the entire roll of streamers), glue them to your ball using a hot glue gun. Most pomander tutorials will advise that you use a foam ball as your base. However, since I need to make 20 of these and I need a fairly large ball, I really couldn't justify the expense. It would have cost me about $275 just for the foam balls! Instead, I rolled up a few sheets of newspaper and taped them into a spherical shape and called that my ball. Then I glued the rosettes to my newspaper balls.


6.  Once you have the entire ball covered in rosettes, set it on the top of your vase, and you're done!


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These pomanders blooms remind me if ranunculus flowers. A tip to helping cover up the newspaper ball, either consider using white or blank newsprint paper or other plain paper, or do a final wrap,with the crepe paper, or paint the newspaper white or the color of the blooms before placing them on the ball. For extra sparkle, glue a tiny glass gem here and there on the blooms! Great project!

This is an versatile craft. I have an in home child care facility and this is something the older children can do. It works well in colors to suit the season. Table decorations for all times of the year. Really love the use of newspaper to make the spheres. Will use that idea for other crafts requiring spheres that will be covered. Thanks


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