DIY Pomander & Topiary Tutorial: You can make these beautiful flower crafts for special days and everyday

Tutorial for Topiaries and Pomanders

Dispaly these beauties on a mantel, coffee table, dresser, or the kitchen counter.

As promised, today’s tutorial is all about the beautiful pomander and topiary  featured in the wedding spread in the April issue of Crafts ‘n Things magazine.  These designs aren’t just for weddings, either, and would look so fresh and spring like displayed just about anywhere.  

They’re fast and easy to change up, too – switch around the flowers and the colors to match your mood.  If you change out the flowers, the basic instructions will remain the same; only the number of flowers required will change, based on the size and type you use. 

Here’s what you need to make the Ranunculus Pomander:   

DIY Pomanders for weddings

Chage it up with hydrangeas, or any other flowers of your choosing.

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:  4” ball
  • 25 silk ranunculus in shades of cream, green, lavender & purple
  • Tools:  floral shears, low temp glue gun & glue sticks
To make the pomander:

1. Trim the flower stems to approximately 2” and insert stems into the ball of STYROFOAM brand foam.

2. If needed, remove stems, add a dab of glue, and reinsert stems into foam ball.  Continue adding ranunculus till ball is completely covered. 
 

Original Topiary with Ranunculus & Hydrangea

Here's a variation that mixes hydrangeas with the ranunculus.

Here’s what you need to make the Ranunculus Topiary:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:  12” cone
  • 60 silk ranunculus in shades of cream, green, lavender & purple
  • Tools:  floral shears, floral pins, low temp glue gun & glue sticks

To make the topiary:

1. Trim the flower stems to approximately 2”.
 

2. Starting at the bottom and working up, insert the stems into the cone of STYROFOAM brand foam.  If needed, remove stems, add a dab of glue, and reinsert stems into the cone. 

3. Alternate colors and continue till cone is completely covered. 

4. Display “as is” or place on a decorative pot. 

Do you make flower crafts?  I’m talking with designer and artist Diane Flowers about creating new floral designs, and I’d love to know what you would like to see.  Are you looking for new ideas for wreaths?  Centerpieces? Topiaries?  Do you have favorite flowers?  Leave a comment below and let me know how we can inspire your flower crafts. 

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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5 Responses to DIY Pomander & Topiary Tutorial: You can make these beautiful flower crafts for special days and everyday

  1. Romastella says:

    this has inspired me to make my own table decorations for my wedding next year – the theme is vintage rose. Can you recommend a website where I can purchase the foam cones and flowers etc?

  2. The color is really gorgeous. It’s really beautiful flowers arrangement.

  3. ooooo so pretty! but then, i am partial to flowers and the color purple! thanks for the great ideas!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for your admiring comment, Patty. If purple wasn’t your “thing”, these would be so easy to create in another color. Sharon

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