Eventually the flowers I had on this piece of furniture died so I had to find something new for my spring decoration. I came across this post on how to make pomander flowers and got straight to work.
I used my silhouette to cut out hydrangea petals from shiny pearl pink and violet paper ( you could use a flower punch). I made two 4 inch pomanders and one 2 inches big using Styrofoam balls. For the bigger pomander I cut petals about 3/4 inch big and for the smaller one I used petals that were about 1/3 of an inch. Curl the edges of all the petals (you'll need about two sheets of paper per pomander or one sheet for the small pomander).
Pull a bead through a sewing pin and poke it through the middle of a hydrangea petal. Then poke it into a Styrofoam ball. In the picture below you can see the different petal sizes I used. At first I was just going to use the small petals but it would have been so much work so I switched to the bigger petals and kept the small ones for my 2 inch Styrofoam ball. This was a very simple project, perfect for a movie night!
Oh and I finally found a place for my feathered wreath, the shutters open up and there is a mirror inside, I found it in a hobby store in Germany a couple weeks ago when I was visiting friends in Munich.
I have three of these gorgeous birds that I bought a while back but so far I've had a hard time finding the right spot for them.
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