St. Patrick’s Day Kissing Balls

Back in early January I shared my pink flowered Kissing Balls that I like to keep on my mantel throughout the year. Well the Irish in me wanted to create something similar for the upcoming holiday, so here’s my St. Patrick’s Day Kissing Balls.

st patricks day kissing ballsI gathered my supplies:

  • Fake bouquets of flowers from the Dollar Tree (10 total)
  • Two styrofoam balls
  • Scissors or wire cutters

st pattys day kissing ballsI trimmed each flower down to about a 3 inch stem. Then just start filling in the styrofoam balls with the flowers. Stick the stem straight into the foam balls and space them out a bit to let the petals and leaves hide the gaps.And that’s it!

st patricks day kissing balls

st patricks day kissing balls craftCheap and easy décor for the holiday season.
And it seems to go perfectly with the theme “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”

st patricks day kissing balls

 

Linking up here:

Serenity NowTip JunkieCarolyn’s HomeworkSugar Bee CraftsUncommon Slice of SurburbiaShabby Chic CottageBeyond the Picket FenceHouse of HepworthsThe 36th Avenue, Today’s Creative BlogNot Just a HousewifeShabby NestMonday FundayTatertots and Jello

Flower Kissing Balls

Have you ever heard of kissing balls? I’m sure you’ve seen them before… either little flower girls carrying them down the aisle or a version of holly or mistletoe during the holidays. Well I love making flowered kissing balls as part of my home décor, especially to adorn the tops of large candlesticks. Super easy and cheap to make!

flower kissing balls craftI gathered my supplies:

  • Fake bouquets of flowers from the Dollar Tree (6 total)
  • Two styrofoam balls
  • Scissors or wire cutters

kissing balls suppliesI trimmed each flower down to about a 3 inch stem. I used a pair of old scissors but wire cutters would probably work a little better.

cut plastic flowers kissing ballsThen just start filling in the styrofoam balls with the flowers. Stick the stem straight into the foam balls and space them out a bit to let the petals and leaves hide the gaps. I varied the colors with different shades of pink as well to give the kissing balls a little depth.

flower kissing ballsAnd that’s it. Seriously a 15 minute project from beginning to end for about $11 per pair of kissing balls.

flower kissing balls craftAnd yes, these are actual fake flowers from the Dollar Tree. Not too shabby, right?

pink flower kissing balls

flowered kissing balls

flower kissing balls craft

MAKE YOUR OWN KISSING BALLS