A sweet pomander can make for a beautiful floral detail for your flower girls
Soak a floral foam ball in 2cm of water. Make a ribbon handle to fit a child's hand and a separate ribbon bow. Attach both to floristry wire. Wrap waterproof floristry tape at the handle's base. Insert the wire at the centre through the ball and curve the ends at the base. Wrap floral mesh around the ball. Insert rose stems to fill. Finish by sliding the bow in the foam.
Pomander, £70 (Lydia and Bombastic spray rose); spray roses, £4.50 per stem, jamieaston.com. Floral foam, £13.50 for 12cm sphere; floristry wire, 72p for 24 wires; floral mesh, 35cm x 5m roll, £9; tape, £2.16 for two rolls, rainbowfloristssupplies.co.uk. Ribbon, £3.95 per metre, vvrouleaux.com. Dress, £45, monsoon.co.uk
As seen in the September/October 2012 issue of Brides