Making a DIY kissing ball is a fun craft project that yields a pretty ornament to hang in your home. A simple sprig of mistletoe may be the familiar prompt for a holiday kiss but you can make your own holiday kissing ball to hang indoors or out. Use a large plastic Christmas ball and adorn it with ribbon, fake evergreens and bells.
How to Make a DIY Kissing Ball Without Styrofoam
Kissing balls come in all different shapes and sizes and can be created from natural or artificial materials. If you buy one from a florist it can be pricey and will only last one season. With this tutorial I will show you how to make a holiday kissing ball from inexpensive supplies from the craft or dollar store and it will last for years to come. Hang it indoors or out where ever you would like to receive a smooch.
Where do Kissing Balls Come From?
People have been creating kissing balls for hundreds of years. The history of Christmas kissing balls dates back to the middle ages when they were called holly boughs. People in villages would wind together twine and evergreen branches in the shape of a ball. They would place a clay figure of baby Jesus in the center.
During the Victorian period, herbs and plants depicted love, affection and a variety of other emotions. By the end of the 19th century kissing balls represented romantic love. Ballrooms were often adorned with kissing balls hung from the ceiling.
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