How to Make a Christmas Kissing Ball
Christmas Kissing Ball
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A kissing ball is a fun holiday decoration that can add to your Christmas decor. Kissing balls can be made to coordinate with any of other decorations and can be made in fresh greens or artificial. I will show you how to make an artificial kissing ball you can display throughout the holiday season.
I am sharing all of the directions for how to make this kissing ball today, but the really exciting part of this craft project is that I will be leading a Facebook LIVE Group Project on October 13th. You can order your supplies from the list below and then tune into Hometalk on Facebook on Friday, October 13th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time and follow along step by step as we make this project! I will be LIVE so I can answer any questions as we make this together!
At the bottom of this page you will find the list of all of the supplies needed for this project! If you want to craft along with me on October 13th you can just buy these from Amazon and have them delivered right to your home!
Take your ribbon and wrap it around the ball, securing the ribbon with a spot of hot glue on the bottom of the ball. Pull the ribbon around to the top and tie it on in a secure knot. Take a second, longer piece of ribbon, the length you will want to hang your kissing ball. Feed the longer ribbon under the knot and tie it around the knot.
Time to begin using the hot glue to attach the pinecones to the Styrofoam balls. Hold them in place until the glue has dried and the pinecones are secure. Continue to move around your ball gluing the pinecones as close together as you they can easily fit together. When you have gone all the way around your ball will look like this above.
These are the spaces you will have between the pinecones. Do not be concerned if some of the spots appear large, you won’t see them at all as you complete your kissing ball.Take your green pine sprays and cut each of the tips off of the stem. Cut each of these tips into 3 or 4 shorter tips. Apply a little hot glue to the end of your tiny pieces and push them down between the pinecones where you have white space showing. The green arrow shows where I have tied the hanging ribbon onto the ribbon around the kissing ball for hanging it for display later. I will fill this white space with the pine tips right up around the ribbon.Your kissing ball will be coming together as you work all around the ball until you have filled all of the empty spots between the pinecones.The kissing ball is looking pretty good, but now for the “window dressing”! Pull each tip of the holly off of the stem where the blue arrow is. Take each tip of the sparkling holly spray and cut it into small pieces with the wire cutters, as shown above. Each little tip will give you one sprig with berries and two with just leaves. Glue these onto your ball in a random pattern. After you have added all of your holly pieces, pick all of the hot glue strings off of your ball so it will be ready to display.
…and your Christmas Kissing Ball is ready to hang, to display and to enjoy! I hope you will join me on October 13th on Hometalk’s Facebook LIVE to make this pretty project together! Make sure you order your supplies right away, so you have them in time to join in our LIVE Group Project!
Supply Shopping List
One 4.5 inch smooth styrofoam ball
Red 1/2 inch satin ribbon (you will want a minimum of 3 yards)
2 Bags of snow tipped pine cones
Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
Green Canadian Pine Spray – 6 pieces
Artificial Sparkling Holly
Pretty kissing ball. I made some once but they were the soft pinks and whites. I have used them for bridal showers, baby showers, tea parties and more. About a year ago they got tossed out by accident in a box with trash. My heart sorta hurt as I had so much time and money in those cuties. Thanks for sharing your Christmas kissing ball. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Chloe, another great DIY. These would be excellent gifts…thanks for sharing your creativity!
Thank you Tim!
love it i did mine but i cant find the 4.5 inch i got the 5.8 hehe but is cute one and big i put by my bay window Thank Kathy
So happy to hear you did this project, I am sure it looks lovely in your bay window! Happy holidays!
Hi Chloe, I missed your live tutorial on this. Is it available at a site online.?
Hi Ginny! Yes, I was LIVE for Hometalk in NYC for this project. Here is the link! https://www.facebook.com/Hometalk/videos/2389183801099162/
I so want to make this for my outdoor porch! How big did it end up being after all was stuck in it?
It was a couple of years ago, but I think it was about 14 inches across.