How to make a sunflower kissing ball for the holidays using a Styrofoam ball

Christmas and traditions go hand in hand, but it's always refreshing to switch things up a bit. While sunflowers are not flowers typically found during the holidays, they offer a bright and cheerful look that easily adds color to any holiday-inspired room.
No gluing is required in this project. Simply poke the flowers, branches and berries into the Styrofoam ball to create a kissing ball. Once finished, hang the kissing ball in front of a window, inside a doorway or in a bare corner to dress up your space for the holidays.
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Materials
- Large Styrofoam ball
- Floral staple
- Decorative twine
- Scissors
- Faux sunflowers
- Pruning shears
- Glove
- Skewer
- Faux pine branches
- Faux berries
Instructions
1. Place a floral staple into the top of the Styrofoam ball.
2. Cut off a section of decorative twine and loop it onto the floral staple attached to the Styrofoam ball. Secure the twine in place with a knot.
3. Tie the other two ends of twine together and cut off any excess twine using scissors. This twine piece will serve as a hanger for the kissing ball.
4. Cut off the majority of the stem of a faux sunflower using pruning shears. Leave approximately half an inch of stem on the flower.
5. Pierce the Styrofoam ball with a skewer to create a hole, then press the sunflower into the hole.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the Styrofoam ball is covered with sunflowers.
7. Pierce any empty patches of the Styrofoam ball with a skewer to create a hole, then press the faux pine branches into these holes.
8. Press faux berries into the Styrofoam ball next to the faux branches or in any remaining bare patches.
9. Hang the kissing ball.
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