Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Making Christmas - DIY Kissing Ball by A Bit of Sunshine



Merry Christmas everyone! My name is Rebekah and I blog over at A Bit of Sunshine. I am honored to be here today to share in Erin's Making Christmas series!!



We always have our mistletoe up during the holiday season it's one of my favorite traditions so I thought it was high time to create something a bit more special. Something that I could pull out year after year and enjoy. Today I am sharing a simple tutorial for a kissing ball or mistletoe ball that's easy, festive and fun!





I chose bright felt wool balls to create my kissing ball. There are tons of tutorials online on how to create your own felt balls but I ended up buying mine HERE. Either way your going to need close to 100 2cm size balls to create this size.





Supplies:



- 100 or so felt balls (mine are the 2cm size)

- 4" styrofoam ball form

- fabritac glue or glue of choice

- two eye hooks

- ribbon or bow and coordinating ribbon for the loop at the top





The first thing you need to do is to put a dab of glue on your eye hook and twist it into the top of the styrofoam ball. Do the same with the second one at the bottom of the ball.





Then just start gluing the felt balls all over the styrofoam as snugly as possible. It will take a little time but just keep gluing. 

When the entire thing is covered let your kissing ball dry completely. Then glue on your bow and add the coordinating ribbon at the top. The eye hook at the bottom will be almost completely hidden but it's there so that you can hang a piece of real mistletoe from the bottom. This part is completely optional but makes it a little more versatile.


All that's left to do now is hang it up and grab your sweetie for a little kiss under the kissing ball (wink)!


I had tons of fun creating this project a huge thanks to Erin for inviting me to be here today! Come visit me over at A Bit of Sunshine you guys I love making new friends!


Hope your holidays are full of lots of joy and love!

xo Rebekah

17 comments:

  1. Ok that's just adorable!!! On my must make list for next year :)

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  2. I know! I was so gushing when I saw Rebekah's project. I love it. I want to try to make something similar this year.

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  3. Ca-ute. Thinkin' this is going on Pinterest.

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  4. Rebekah is so talented! Love this simple and sweet project!

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  5. Oh I love this! It is so very cute!

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  6. This is just so precious. I am trying to stock pile ideas for next Christmas since we've done so many crafty things around here, and this is one I'm bookmarking. Love it!

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  7. This is the cutest looking christmas decoration ever!! I love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Ngaio May xx

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  8. this is just adorable!


    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  9. What a fabulous, unique tradition - I totally love it!

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  10. I love this - it's nice enough to leave up all year round (I like plenty of kisses!) ;)

    http://theaccidentalhoarder.blogspot.com/

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  11. Awww that's really cute!! I will definitely give this a try next year!

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  12. Really cute, I love the colors and the versitility of being able to hang real mistletoe underneath it. Super cute!

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  13. What a cute idea! I love those colorful felt balls.

    Cheers,
    Amanda
    igoyougoblog.com

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