Good morning everyone, I hope you had a Merry Christmas! It's Anita here today to share a fun Christmas project with you. We always have a kissing ball here at our house, and this year I decided to make one I could use year after year. So I pulled out a Smoothfoam ball and went to work.
3 3/8" Smoothfoam Ball
Paper flowers of varying sizes
Wired Leaves and decorative berries
1" Gold floral pins
paper piercer or small awl
Beacon 3-In-1 Adhesive
1. Cut a length of ribbon and fold in half; staple the open ends together about 1/2" from the ends. Spread the two small end pieces apart and pin to the ball using floral pins.
2. Start by stacking two flowers together. Push a floral pin through the center of the flowers then insert the pin into the ball. Continue adding flowers until the ball is covered.
TIP: Start with larger flowers to fill in the background, then add smaller flowers to cover the gaps.
4. Use a paper piercer to poke a hole in the ball near the ribbon (move any flower petals out of the way). Apply glue in the hole and insert the end of the wires. Repeat for a total of 3 sprays, spacing them evenly around the top of the ball.
5. Shape the leaves in a downward direction.