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Wedding Flower Ball

 

A pretty little project

​perfect for a bridesmaids bouquet.

 

 

​Finished size approx. 11cm x 40cm (4 1/4" x 16")

including the ribbon loop and tails 

 

What will you need?

  • 8cm (3") polystyrene ball
  • 10m x 25mm (11yds x 1") double-faced satin ribbon​ in a colour of your choice
  • ​1m x 15mm (1yd x 5/8") double-faced satin ribbon
  • ​2m x 3mm (2yds x 1/8") double-faced satin ribbon (optional)
  • ​Sequin pins (optional)
  • Glue gun
  • ​A metal skewer or large knitting needle

Instructions for the ribbon rose can be found at

​Ribbon Rose Instructions

 

You will need approx. -

  • ​7 x 5cm (2") roses made with 60cm (23 1/2")of ribbon
  • ​11 x 4cm (1 1/2") roses made using 40cm (16") ribbon
  • ​5 x 3cm (1 1/4") roses made using 30cm (12") ribbon

​The quantity of roses may vary depending on how tight you make them.

  • Take your polystyrene ball and push the skewer straight through the centre and wiggle it around to make the hole big enough for you to push your ribbon through

​Polystyrene balls usually have a mark at the top and bottom if your doesn't  you need to measure round the ball to find the central axes.

  • Now take the 15mm wide piece of ribbon and fold it in half
  • ​Push it through the centre of the polystyrene ball using the skewer, don't push too hard you don't want to make a hole in the ribbon

  • Now take one of the largest roses and stick it to the polystyrene ball. It needs to be half way between the top and bottom.

  • Measure out roughly where each rose will be positioned around the circumference of the ball so you are not left with a gap
  • ​Stick your roses onto the ball
We've used four different colours and positioned them randomly, but you can use as many as you like, just one colour can look equally attractive. 

  • Secure the ribbon by tying a knot at the top just above the ball
  • ​And tie a knot at the bottom of the ball

This should give you a loop at the top and two tails at the bottom.

​You can trim the tails at an angle to the length you require, you may want to leave this until you have finished adding the roses.

  • Now you can continue with the roses by adding a row of medium sized blooms above and below the row you have already done. 

This will leave you with a gap at the top and bottom of your ball where the ribbon is.

  • ​Stick the smallest roses into these gaps, you might need to squash them a bit to fill all the space in
If you are happy with the look of your flower ball you can leave it at that, or if you have a number of tiny gaps around the ball you can add a little ribbon bow.
  • Take approx. 20cm of 3mm (8" x 1/8") ribbon and either tie a bow or just make a couple of loops
  • ​Push a sequin pin through the centre of the bow , add a blob of glue to the pin and push it into the gap securing it into the ball

​Repeat this as many times as you wish to fill in any gaps.

You can now remove any glue strands and trim the ribbon tails to the length you want, if you haven't already done so.

 

Your flower ball is now finished and ready for the big day.