Ring of Roses – Pomander Ball

Ring of Roses

Pretty as a picture this fragrant pomander of Roses and Gypsophila will delight a little bridesmaid at a summer wedding. Carry the theme through by hanging clusters of the OASIS® Netted Spheres above the wedding table and then decorate the backs of chairs with the hanging designs to give dazzling impact.

Don’t just keep these romantic globes for weddings, for a garden party hang groups from trees to gently sway in the breeze.

  • If cost is a consideration then omit the roses, and use only Gypsophila and Diamante Pins, this will give a frothy romantic look.

The pomander is made on an OASIS® Netted Sphere using inexpensive short Roses decorated with Diamante Pins and finished with trailing ribbons, wire and beads.

Ring of Roses Step 1

Step 1

Float soak the OASIS® Netted Sphere for hanging designs and then leave to drain away any excess water. Do not over soak as this will make the Sphere too heavy. Secure a long wire or tie a strong ribbon to the top of the Sphere for hanging designs. Secure the bottom piece of netting into the Sphere with a Mossing Pin.

Ring of Roses Step 2

Step 2

Fill the ball with short pieces of Gypsophila, ensuring that the stems push well into the floral foam for security and to absorb water. Space the Roses evenly around the ball and again push the stems firmly into the floral foam. Add a Diamante Pin to the centre of each Rose.

  Step 3

Step 3

Make a long gossamer garland by using several strands of Metallic Wire. Then twist tiny pin wheels along its length. Thread Beads onto a long wire. Add some narrow Organza ribbon, wire all the strands together and use a pin to secure the garland into the foam sphere at one side. Add trails of lace also if desired. Spray with water and suspend securely.