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
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.

Photo Credits

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