Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY Kissing Ball Project

Supplies list
  1. Five to six inch wet foam ball, clink on this link to see.
  2. Decorations such as: pine cones, red berries, mini X-Mas balls, ribbon at least 3ft long, and wire.
  3. Bucket.
  4. 4 large pine branches cut into pieces into 6-7 inches long with about a 2 inch stem to stick into foam ball.
  5. Wire to hang ball, I recommend bending an old wire coat hanger.
  6. Make sure you wear long sleeves and gloves because the pine is very prickly.
  1. Soak foam ball in bucket filled with cool water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Send your Stud Muffin outside to cut the pine branches.
  3. Place wire through the wet foam ball leaving a 3 inch stem at bottom then bend it at a right angle. This will stop the ball from slipping back out and you will have a spot to hang the ribbon on the bottom wire. I recommend you do this over a sink or a bucket as it will drip the whole time.
  4. Start at the bottom of the ball and start sticking pine cutting into the ball in a random order about an inch apart.
  5. After the ball is full of greens then randomly add decorations.
  6. Attach ribbon onto the bottom of wire sticking through the ball.
  7. Hang outside and spritz with water everyday. Last year our lasted for many months.
      This is a messy project and it would be best done in a utility sink, basement or garage.


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