I attended a wedding not too long ago that had the prettiest decorations. On the aisle, they hung silk flower balls by a ribbon on a shepherd’s hook. I thought it was lovely! Once I see something like that, my next thought usually is…I can make that!
Considering the cost of silk flowers, I thought this might be a great project to tackle, so I decided to make it as a project with the gorgeous gold CutCardStock options – and it turned out so great, I wanted to share it with you!
This project starts with a 6″ foam ball from any craft outlet. I picked up some short stemmed pearl pins used for sewing projects and then picked out the Classic Linen Gold Pearl card stock, which is a lovely paper – perfect for special celebrations, like weddings.
You could use any 4-5 petal flower punch, die cut or cut out shape you’d like from an electronic cutting machine. I happened to choose a shamrock shape, however, because the negative piece reminded me of a lilac flower.
Then, I started cutting for assembly. This size project took about 45-50 flower shapes to fill in completely, and it is about 2″ in width. I cross-crossed 2 shapes, rolling the leaves of the top flower for dimension.
Once my flowers were cut, I chose an Ivory Sheer Organza Ribbon, which is a lovely complement to the Classic Linen Gold. I cut a piece to loop up at the top and secured it with a couple of the pearl pins.
I pinned on the flowers, working my way down from the top, and layering them slightly over each other as I pinned. If there were gaps, I’d move a flower or twist them occasionally. My suggestion would be that if you don’t like the white showing through underneath, paint the foam ball with a base color prior to adding the flowers.
That pin goes right into the foam ball without any need for glue. However, I do recommend if you want it to hold up in storage or with a lot of handling, you may want to use a bit of hot glue as well.
After all the flowers were added, it was time to hang it. I like the look of it at an outside wedding, but this project would also make great holiday decor, either hanging from a tree or doorway.
Adding sleigh bells at the bottom with more Ivory Sheer Organza Ribbon is a festive touch too. Where would you add floral decor like this in your home? I’d love to hear your ideas below!