I couldn't find carnation balls anywhere online so I figured they couldn't be that hard to make myself. I'm in love with a website called www.save-on-crafts.com They have a ton of craft stuff for wholesale prices. So I bought some styrofoam balls, a truckload of carnations and went to town!
I started with a 5 inch styrofoam ball because I wanted them to be like the size of mini basketballs so regular sized ones. haha
I just got about 250 carnation stems which were like $20 from Save-On-Crafts
Then I pulled all the blooms off
And started sticking them in all over the styrofoam ball.
Here's the finished product. Super easy, relative cheap and took me about a half hour to do all three.