Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

Pucker up!

Here’s a holiday craft that’s a true winner: it’s easy, looks fabulous AND is guaranteed to fetch a smooch or two. To DIY a festive kissing ball, you’ll use a floral hole punch and scrapbook paper to make the flowers. Then, you’ll secure them with Dritz® petite pearlized pins. Hang it with some ribbon, and voilà – you’re done!

Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

These are the supplies you’ll need to make one kissing ball:

Dritz® sewing supplies:

Other supplies:

  • 2″ Styrofoam ball
  • Sheet of scrapbook paper*
  • 1″ floral hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Wire cutters (optional)

*Quantity varies per size of Styrofoam ball


Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

1) Punch flowers from your sheet of scrapbook paper.


Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

2) Once all your flowers are punched, begin pinning them one at a time to the Styrofoam ball. Layer and stagger each flower on the ball and secure each flower with a Dritz® petite pearlized pin. (These pins are the perfect pin for a project like this, because they’re short!)


Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

Standard length Dritz® pearlized pins are a great option, too, you’ll just need to trim them with wire cutters first.


Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

3) When the entire ball is covered with flowers, remove one flower and pin set. Then glue a length of ribbon to the bare spot. While the glue is still hot, insert a tidy pin.

Then, replace the flower and pin set to cover the tidy pin.


Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

These are so easy, you’ll want to make more than one. We used a variety of scrapbook papers and pin colors, and then hung the balls in a cluster. What a statement!

Be sure to check out all of our holiday sewing and crafting ideas. And please, tell us about your favorite holiday DIY projects – we’d love to hear from you!

 

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