Inexpensive Wedding Décor Ideas: DIY Wedding Pomanders

tissue paper pomander

Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate for your small wedding ceremony? Think DIY wedding pomanders.

Pomanders are a perfect way to dress up your wedding space. Whether you’re getting hitched in a church, in your own backyard, they look lovely lining the aisle! And you can make your own for super-cheap!

I discovered the above tissue paper pomander in the DIY Wedding section of Connecticut Weddings. Jessica, the crafty gal who made this, offers a great tutorial on how to make your own. The materials list only has four items:

Tissue PaperPaper & Printable Media at
Floral Wire
Styrofoam Ball

Amanda over at Ruffled also has a tutorial on tissue paper wedding pomanders. She made her own for her wedding - and they were gorgeous as you can see from the photo.

diy wedding pomander

If you don’t have the time for DIY, why not hop on over to Etsy and rent some silk flower pomanders (shown below) from Psalm 117. Talk about a practical idea!

silk wedding pomanders

First Photo: Jessica at Connecticut Weddings; Second Photo, Amanda at Ruffled; Silk Pomanders by Psalm 117

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  1. Posted by Myriam on March 19th, 2009 at 12:23pm

    WOW! I love how playful these are. I can see them (not only at weddings) but at showers, birthdays, and holiday gatherings. Have you tried this DIY project? Is it pretty simple?
  2. Posted by Christina on March 19th, 2009 at 8:59pm

    Myriam, I haven't made these myself. I sent a note over to Amanda at VintageGlam to find out how difficult they are to make and this is what she said:

    They are not hard to make if you have time and husband and I did little by little for a month or so while watching tv at night during the week. I've heard some brides doing a get together with friends and doing everything on a weekend!

    We made the pomanders in steps: first we cut the big sheets of tissue paper in the right size. Once we had a tall stack of paper ready to fold we moved on to folding and tying the wire in the middle. Then we worked on opening the flowers and lastly gluing the flowers on the styrofoam (which is the fastest part btw!).
  3. Posted by Jessica on March 20th, 2009 at 3:33pm

    They are not hard to make at all. They are however time consuming. I ended up making 26 pomanders in total and although while your making them you may feel like it will never end. . . remember in the end its worth every moment :o)
  4. Posted by Stevie on June 16th, 2009 at 5:50pm

    How do you make the tissue paper pomander?
  5. Posted by Alli B on August 2nd, 2009 at 9:20am

    Does anyone have a budget for making these pomanders? I'm curious to know how much the materials are? I would like to make about 25...
  6. Posted by Christina on August 3rd, 2009 at 9:55pm

    Not sure how much, but I'll check around and see.
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  9. Posted by Tom on November 13th, 2010 at 10:24pm

    Please be cautious when you purchase inexpensive candles if you are having lots of them. They can emit quite a bit of smoke. For a few, it is no big deal, but in our wedding event facility we have seen brides use 50 to 60 candles at a time and that many can produce more smoke than you would like to have.
  10. Posted by DeAnn on July 5th, 2012 at 2:37pm

    I am making thses not only for wedding decorations but my brides maids are going to carry these instead of expensive regulr flower arrangements that are normally used. They are simple to make but need patients and time is needed.
  11. Posted by rebecca on September 4th, 2012 at 9:52pm

    My friends and I actually purchased our wedding cake stands from a woman who makes beautiful cake stands with removable cake skirts. Seems that most bakers only provide those boring looking plain cake rounds to display your cake...why spend so much money on a gorgeous cake to just put it on a dull piece of cardboard? You can buy the stand kit I think it's called and it comes with a stand, a cake skirt and matching flower and ribbon for only $65!!! She has a good selection of fabric skirts and crystal ones too. The best thing about this cake stand is you can change the skirt over and over to match every event! This is the stand I purchased. Check her out on!
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