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How to make a kissing ball holiday craft

Who hasn’t dreamed of sharing a kiss under the mistletoe? Romantic… but unoriginal. Instead of mistletoe this year, hang a kissing ball!

kissing ball holiday craft

Under the kissing ball

Kissing balls are a fun addition to any home during Christmastime. Sure, a sprig of mistletoe is more traditional, but this ball is a fun variation on the same theme. Hang a few outside or inside — both would be adorable. It’s great way to get into the festive spirit and brighten up your home or porch.

Tying a ribbon on the kissing ball

This pretty craft project offers many different ways for you to get creative — using different ribbons, garland colors or styles, and a variety of greenery — and you could even try a live evergreen ball. As holiday decorations, these also look beautiful hung from a chandelier, or hang them in groups of three — using matching or complementary ribbon colors.

kissing ball holiday craft

No matter how you choose to create your sweet little kissing ball, it’ll be worthy of that iconic Christmas smooch.

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Start adding the pinecones to your kissing ball

Pinecones on foam ball

Supplies & tools for each kissing ball decoration

  • Foam ball
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Pinecones
  • Strand of a garland
  • Christmas branches
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

Add small pieces cut from a Christmas tree garland


Directions to make this Christmas craft

  1. Begin by looping burlap ribbon at the top, then tie a second section around the foam ball.
  2. Tie at the bottom and trim edges.
  3. Hot-glue pinecones all over the foam.
  4. Glue small pieces of the garland around the pinecones on the foam ball, completely covering the foam.
  5. Hang your kissing ball in an arch or doorway.

Enjoy your beautiful finished kissing ball Christmas craft!

Completed kissing ball holiday craft

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