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Faux Silk Pomander Square 2

I love DiY but the past month or two has been a little hectic.  There has been very little time for creativity and I hate that!  For me, the process of creating something beautiful has a life and energy all its own.  No matter how dark my day,  I can’t help but feel like I’ve accomplished something when I finish a cool craft project.

Thus, I figured the best way to motivate myself to tap back into my creative side would be to do a handmade gift series this holiday season.  Nothing like a little public accountability, right?  From now until Christmas, every Friday I will feature a new handmade gift idea.  My goal is for all the projects to come in at under $10, and hopefully most of them will be less than $5.

how to make a pomander

Today’s project, a faux silk pomander, is super easy to make!  The total cost for the materials was about $2.50–the fabric, a silky polyester is regularly priced at $8 a yard, but was on sale for 50% off at Jo-Ann’s.  I needed a half-yard to complete one pomander, making it $2 worth of fabric.  The pack of styrofoam balls was regularly priced at $5, but I used a 40% off one item coupon, making them about $0.50 each.  The ribbon and stick pins were both things I had on hand.

homemade-christmas-gift-ideasStep 1:  With a sharp scissors, cut a 1/2 yard of fabric into 2″ squares.

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Step Two:  Once the squares have been cut out, cut a 12″ piece of ribbon and pin it securely to the styrofoam ball.

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Step 3:  Stick a pin into the center of a square and stick into styrofoam; repeat with all the squares, spacing them approximately 1/4″ apart.  If found it to go much faster if I pre-stuck a lot of squares first, then stuck them all into the ball.

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It took me about an hour to complete one ball–totally worth the effort!

Faux Silk Pomander

7 Comments

  1. November 18 at 05:57PM

    Cute! I’m definitely going to try this.

  2. November 19 at 12:23PM

    The boys and I made snow globe soap for our top secret Christmas craft. Haven’t posted the story on my blog yet, and won’t til after Christmas (since it’s a surprise), but it was lots of fun and turned out really cute! Princess and Trouble would love it!

  3. November 27 at 07:48AM

    pretty, ruth. i think they’d look great on trees and wreaths, too… 🙂

  4. November 28 at 03:51PM

    Very nice pomander. I´m definitely be making some to hang on the Christmas tree 🙂

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