Pomander balls, also known as kissing balls are typically crafted for fragrance, however today I’m going to show you how to create Fabric Pomander Balls in a few simple steps. Perfect for spring, these can be crafted for home decor, a special birthday gift, weddings, and more. With the versatility of crafting the Pomander Balls using fabrics in any color, the possibilities are endless.
- 60-2 inch x 2 inch fabric squares cut, using pinking shears, from coordinating fabric
- 1-2 inch Styrofoam ball
- Hot glue gun with additional glue sticks
Step 1: Wrap fabric around pencil tip.
Step 2: Add a small amount of hot glue to tip of fabric.
Step 3: Insert pencil into Styrofoam ball. Remove pencil. Fabric will stay in place.
Step 4: Repeat until ball is completely covered. Fabric can be as close together or as far apart as you like.
Step 5: Cut a strip of fabric for the hanger. Fold strip of fabric in half and hot glue the ends together. Insert the hot-glued end of the fabric into the Styrofoam ball using the steps above.
Note: Cutting the fabric from pinking shears keeps the fabric from fraying on the edges and gives a nice look. Medium weight cottons work best, but play around and use a variety of fabrics. Everything from tulle to flannel has been used to make these.
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