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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Baby's Breath Pom Tutorial (And What NOT To Do)



I had seen several beautiful examples of Baby's Breath Pom's on Pinterest and in magazines but I couldn't find a tutorial for one despite looking and looking. I figured it couldn't be hard so I thought I would give it a shot and take pictures as I went. I tried making part of one at home a few weeks before and used floral foam that I soaked and I was really happy with how it turned out. For Lola's party we just went with dry foam, figuring that would make them lighter and easier to hang - that was a big mistake. We made them on Wednesday and the party was going to be Saturday evening. By Friday they were already getting kind of dried up and shriveled looking. =( So, here is a step by step how we made them, but I would HIGHLY recommend getting the floral foam that you can soak if you are going to make them more than a day or two ahead of time. I have to say I was really disappointed in how they looked by the time of her party. They had looked so beautiful just a few days earlier!

So, with that little disclaimer, here is the step by step:

First we bought those long logs of floral foam at Michael's. They came in a pack of four. Going that route was WAY cheaper than buying spheres. One sphere alone was more expensive than the whole pack of the rectangular foam which we could get 8 and 12 of our own "home-made" spheres out of.

We took one of the rectangles and cut it into three square cubes.

Then we used a knife and kind of "whittled" away at the corners to make it more of a sphere. It doesn't need to be perfect, or anything close to perfect. You just need to get a vague shape.

Then we cut down the baby's breath into little bunches like this.

Now for the fun part, start poking them into the foam!

And before you get to far into it, tie some twine or raffia around your foam so that you can hang these.

And then you just keep on going. Once you have it all filled in cut some little bunches in different lengths that you can use to fill in spots to help make it into a nice looking circle/sphere. And that's it!
 I really loved the light, airy look of these and plan on making more in the future - I will just make sure to go back to use the floral foam that can be soaked!
 You can see more pictures from Lola's party here.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my, these are precious! Haha, every time I think to myself, "I will just do it this way instead this time..." it always comes back to bite me :( if it's any consolation, they still looked adorable dried :) thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

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  2. They're so sweet... I want to make one now! I love anything round, don't know what that's about, just do

    Cindy

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  3. I love how these turned out! So delicate, and I really like that you can see a touch of green through the white flowers. Nicely done!!! and they look fab on the window!

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  4. They are really lovely. I am giving a bridal shower this summer and think these would be so pretty all over the living room and buffet table. So sweet and feminine.

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  5. Love this.....and it could pass as a "hidden mickey" too which my kids would love!

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  6. Gorgeous! I LOVE all the greens. It's perfect!

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  7. I haven't seen these before but now I love them!

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  8. I am wondering if I used dried babies breath to do ahead of time with the dry foam if that would work? I am going to do these for my daughter's wedding. I guess I better to a dry run so to speak ;)

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  9. You are right! This is the only tutorial I found on these. Thank you so much!

    Do I soak the floral foam first and poke the baby's breath in the wet floral foam? When do I soak the floral foam?

    ADORABLE! I want to do these for a baby shower.

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  10. I would say before. The catch would be making sure you use ribbon that won't break through the foam once it's wet.

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  11. How many bunches of baby's breath did you use? I'm THRILLED to have found this before my wedding. Thank you!!

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    1. It's been so long I really don't remember for sure. I'd say maybe five?

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  12. Dear Lillie, I had the same question as anonymous and you answered that you used about five bunches. With that said, how many stems would you say is in a bunch? I am ordering the baby's breath from Costco for my wedding and they have 100 stem boxes. I am trying to figure out how many boxes I will likely need. Thanks!

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    1. I am so sorry - this was a year and a half ago and I really don't even have a guess how many were in each bunch. =(

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  13. love these - where do you buy the baby's breath?

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    1. Thanks! They were from a local flower shop in NH.

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  14. I wanted to make them for my wedding this fall for aisle decor and perhaps one for my flower girl. How long do they last before they get crusty {read: how far ahead of time can I make them before they get gross}

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    1. Ours didn't last very long, but then again I didn't wet them so that didn't help. If you wet them they would definitely last longer, but unfortunately I don't have any kind of guess as to how long that would be.

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