Kissing balls have history dating back hundreds of years. It started in England in the Middle Ages. They were used as a sign that the homeowner welcomes visitors and also a sign of goodwill to all who visit. That's perfect for modern-day holidays, that are sure to bring many guests to your door.
You can make your own kissing ball with just a few ingredients. You can choose assorted greenery, succulents, or even mistletoe. Typically, you can buy them, but that's always more expensive than DIY. These are pretty simple to put together, too, so why not give it a shot?
1. Sunflower kissing ball
You can use fresh greenery from your own yard or buy artificial ones from the store to craft this handmade kissing ball. Sunflowers offer a bright and cheerful look that easily adds color to any room. You can easily replace the sunflowers with your favorite flower. Get the full tutorial here.
2. Succulents make a gorgeous kissing ball that's low maintenance
Cool Creativity features succulents in this DIY tutorial. The secret is two hanging baskets at the center. It's really a genius idea to make the perfect kissing ball that's unique and gorgeous. Plus, succulents are on trend and don't take much work at all to keep looking beautiful all season long.
3. Make a one-of-a-kind kissing ball using pine cones
Consumer Crafts shows us how to make a kissing ball that will definitely stand out among the rest. This pine cone kissing ball has just the right amount of greenery as an accent. It also stays looking beautiful all season long, and if you just replace the fresh greenery, you can use it year after year.
4. Mix and match all different kinds of greenery for a unique look
View Along the Way shows us how to arrange fresh greenery and hang this lovely kissing ball. You can also check out the pros and cons of using craft foam versus floral foam. This one has a wide variety of greenery to make a unique ball. There's even a tip on how to get free greenery for your kissing ball!
5. Two simple steps to make this holly & ivy kissing ball
This holly and ivy kissing ball from Better Homes & Gardens takes just two simple steps to complete. The plaid ribbon is perfectly festive for the season, and you can make this your own as well. You can decorate it any way you wish and can make more than one, since they are so easy!
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