Pomander Balls

Hello and welcome back.
Does this remind you of your Nanna?  

pomander, from French pomme d'ambre, i.e. apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name), musk, or civet.[1]The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against infection in times of pestilence.

For both of the balls I only used the smaller die of the Judy's Blooms set.  I just wanted to show that you can create lovely items with very few dies.  Until you can afford to splash out (wouldn't that be nice!),  you can still do a lot of creating.

To make these pomanders, all you need is a styrofoam ball, a bit of ribbon or lace and some pearls or brads for the centres. I just cut multitudes of the small flowers from Judy's Blooms, placed one on top of another and glued them into place around the ball.  I inked the edges and glimmer misted all the petals and then spritzed the whole lot with water and lavender essential oil, (for the purple one and water and rose essential oil for the pink one.).

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Till next week,  Celeste


  1. Oh Wow this is fabulous, now I need to add those flowers to my wish list!! Just beautiful!

  2. Celeste a very unique project! I think they are fabulous! That was a lot of die cutting too; very ambitious! I love them!!

  3. These are so dainty and precious! I can almost smell the scent
    Beautiful job sweetie

  4. Oh i rembember haveing one of these when my sister goy married 40plus years ago Fab idears brought back to life x

  5. Beautifully done! These are just so pretty and elegant! And you made them smell great too! Awesome!

  6. Celeste, these are just so beautiful and very clever. What a wonderful gift these would make. Fantastic work.

  7. Dear Celeste, i can't find words strong enough to tell you how much i love these projects of yours. So much tenderness and delicatess in those.
    Absolutely beautiful and very poetic too!
    love from France, Kianel.

  8. Just GORGEOUS! Love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Fabulous creations Celeste, and a lot of work went into cutting out the flowers and the inking of them.
    Donna xx

  10. Oooooh, how pretty! What a great gift idea! Very clever, you are! Who wouldn't love to receive these?! Your flowers are beautiful!

  11. Absolutely beautiful and so springy!!!!


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