Oversized Mistletoe Balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam

I’m trying to decorate on a budget for the holidays and wanted to design something to spread love and cheer throughout my home. So what’s better than mistletoe, right? But not just any little mistletoe, an oversized collection of mistletoe balls!

Pretty cute, huh? The project was inexpensive and easy to make, perfect for the upcoming holiday season!

First I gathered my supplies…

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:

  • One  5″ ball
  • Three 4″ balls
  • One  3″ balls
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Other materials:

  • (3) Garlands of various mistletoe & poinsettias (from Dollar Tree)
  • (1) Garland of evergreen
  • (150) Greenery pins
  • (3) spools of wired ribbon
  • Scissors
I started with preparing my garlands of mistletoe and evergreen. I snipped pieces apart with a pair of scissors and set off to the side.
Next I got my greenery pins ready. You can find these from any craft or hobby store. I found mine in the same aisle as STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam!
OK, now the fun part! I started pinning the mistletoe garland pieces into the balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.

For the smaller balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam,  I used the mistletoe and poinsettia garlands. I used my greenery pins to secure each piece in place.

Some sections of the garland with larger stems I was able to just stick directly in the balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.

For the larger 5″ ball of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam I covered the exterior in an evergreen garland. Since this ball didn’t have too much pizzazz to it, I added a large green and red checkered holiday ribbon to the top along with one piece of holly!

Once I had all 5 of the balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam covered in mistletoe and evergreen, it was time to add the ribbon! I chose three different ribbon designs to add a little spunk to my creation.

I cut two pieces of the white holly ribbon into 24″ sections, two pieces of the red and green glittery ribbon in to 14″ sections, and one piece of the green snowflake ribbon into  an 18″ section.

I used another greenery pin to add the ribbon to the top of the balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.

And that’s it! The Oversized Mistletoe Balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam are ready for hanging!

I used a curtain rod to hang the Oversized Mistletoe Balls for now, but I might dispurse them out throughout the house to spread the love and cheer! Wouldn’t some of these look adorable hanging from the Dining Room chandelier?
Thanks so much for letting me share this fun holiday project with you. Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. SallyL says

    I love these!! I found your blog using stumbleupon and I am so happy I did. You have great ideas, thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  2. says

    You know I don’t have a mistletoe in our house! You’ve inspired me to make one this year. I really like the oversized mistletoe idea. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m your newest follower and would love for you to come check me out too :-)

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