Something about that empty cake dome made me feel a tad melancholy. I don't generally feel down about the changes we've been making, so I wanted to do a little something for that empty cake dome that brightened my mood whenever I looked at it. And I didn't want that little something to involve fake food of any kind. The last thing anyone needs is a pretend cake staring at you, daring you to eat real cake. (Heh, that kind of reminds me of a short film I wrote. Perhaps I'll post an excerpt of it for you tomorrow!)
Fortunately, a recent blog post on The Idea Room caught my eye, and I knew right away I'd found my cake dome decoration. Paper pomanders! So I made a pair in purple and yellow, to reflect our sideboard color scheme. Here's my step-by-step:
|These are all of the supplies needed. Easy-peasy.|
|Pair up two of the punched flowers, aligning them so they alternate petals. Attach them to the ball with a corsage pin.|
|Fluff up the petals to make the flowers more dimensional.|
|Repeat in a row around the diameter, and then follow with parallel rows for flowers, until you cover the whole ball.|
|Here are the finished pomanders, in their cake-dome-home!|
I think they turned out well, but I would recommend using a punch with a fuller/rounder petal, and pins with more petite heads.
We had a pomander at our wedding (carried by our darling flower girl Julia) and now every time I pass the cake dome, I think of her and our very happy wedding day.
Hurrah for leftover supplies! I have enough for two more pomanders, so if any of you are interested, I can make one for two of you (or two for one of you.) First-come, first-served, so if you want one, post a comment here or on Facebook. If only one person wants a pomander, I will make two for you. If more than one person is interested, I will make one pomander for the first two people who request it. We can talk color preference after I announce the winners.
In other news, I made it through Day 2 of #100DayChipQuest with all three rules met, hurrah! The second day was much easier. I think that the rule-breaking rebellious part of me that was rearing up has been soothed - for now, anyway!