How to Make a Layered Poinsettia Ball

by Christi Aldridge

A pomander, or ball that is covered in flowers, is the perfect addition to wedding or party decor. Using poinsettias will transform a regular pomander into a festive Christmas decoration. Silk poinsettias are easier to use and less costly than real ones and they are long-lasting.

Items you will need

  • Styrofoam ball
  • Artificial poinsettias, large and small sizes
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Stick pin
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Step 1

Snip the poinsettias flowers from the stems, leaving an inch of stem intact.

Step 2

Insert a large poinsettia into the Styrofoam ball, leaving a hole in the ball. Add a dab of hot glue on the stem end of the poinsettia before sticking it back into the hole to anchor it.

Step 3

Continue filling up the ball with large poinsettias until it is covered.

Step 4

Fill in any gaps and create a layered look by dotting the open spaces with smaller poinsettia flowers.

Step 5

Glue a ribbon curved into a loop to the top of the pomander with hot glue and allow it to dry. Push a stick pin through the base of the loop for added security. This will be the hanger for the poinsettia ball.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use florist stick pins to attach the poinsettias to the foam ball instead of glue.

About the Author

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.

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