Thursday, January 19, 2012

Free Kisses?

Gotta love something that can serve two holidays. It was never really my intent, but like normal I found the ingredients and then the project came together!

While wandering around Big Lots with Lisa, I found these gigantic red roses that were meant to be clipped onto gifts or perhaps on a tree? I loved them plus they were cheap!

She and I had been talking about making Christmas Kissing Balls with real pine, so this was meant to be a template for those. I mean, it's a round ball of foam, how hard can it be? Plus, I thought using fake flowers and material would be nice so then I could reuse this next year. I did take a few minutes to watch a video on the process. 

I completely underestimated the sheer volume of material I would need. This ball was 6" however with all the items added, it probably would measure 12" in diameter. 

I think I bought 12 gigantic roses, cut apart a candle centerpiece with pine greenery & red berries that I was recycling, and then added the variegated holy to fill in and STILL didn't have enough!

I  had bought a white foam ball and wished it had been green so it wouldn't show through. I think next time I'd cover it with some sphagnum moss hot glued on. 

Needing more "filler" I then added the white snow flake ribbon and those weird twirly red things....

Here is another view.

It is designed to hang, well, it is a KISSING BALL!

I used some of Shirley's eye lash ribbon to hang it with!

Now my only complaint is that I have hung this in the corner so can't cash in on any free kisses!


  1. OMG...those weird red twirly thingies are the heat!
    Probably best you hung it in the corner though. Would hate to knock yourself out with it in a doorway.

    Another amazing project. :)

  2. This is cute! I love all the "stuff" you put in it. :)

  3. Absolutely amazingly fabulous....LOVE it:):)

  4. I love it. All of the add-ins make it perfect. Especially like the red twisty things.

  5. I think this is gorgeous!!! Now I want to make one too. You did a wonderful job!

    So I checked the mail today and got those absolutely wonderful flowers. I can't thank you enough! They are beautiful and I can't wait to use them in my projects. Thank you bunches!!!


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