Right about now I need a little spring- it’s still dark out and my world is shrouded in white. How about a little spring kissing ball to brighten things up? It’s easy, and your glue gun will be your best friend on this one!
- Styrofoam ball- 4″ is good
- Sheet moss
- Glue Gun & sticks
- Hot Glue Gun Helpers (optional, but barely!)
- Silk flowers (great for upcycling old arrangements)
- rhinestones (small)
Start by covering your Styrofoam ball with moss. You don’t have to be super-perfect about it, just cover it so you can’t see the white.
Then add some ribbon. I circled around the ball twice, dividing it into four quadrants. Again, a glue gun is perfect for this, and my pressing wand made it easy.
Next, layer on some silk flowers. I used a three layers of them, hot-gluing in between each layer. Add a rhinestone in the middle of your smallest flower.
I also added a layer of 2 flowers before adding some ribbon for a hanger (2 loops and a longer hanging loop worked for me, but modify as you like for your design and weight of ribbon.)
For the bottom, and added 2 layers of flowers, 4 ribbons to hang down, and lastly added a small corded tassel I made from some leftover crochet yarn. You could buy a tassel or just omit it. It’s up to you.
My little final touch was a silk leaf attached to the ribbons. Because that’s how I roll!
But really, make it how YOU like it…take the idea and run with it. And watch where you hang it- you might get smooched!
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