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How To Make a Kissing Ball

Don’t you just love kissing balls for the holidays? Want to learn how to make a Kissing Ball for Christmas using fresh herbs, cedar, and dried oranges? It is easy, looks great, and smells even better.

Y’all, did you see the cedar and orange topiaries that I made? I love them so much and decided to add a Kissing ball made from similar materials.

Materials needed

  • 5 inch Styrofoam ball
  • floral pins
  • hot glue gun
  • jute string
  • dried oranges – see how to make your own here.
  • sage sprigs
  • cedar sprigs

Adding Sage Sprigs to Kissing Ball

First, use a ice pick or another sharp object to punch a hole in the ball. Add a drop of glue and insert a short sprig of sage.

Then gather sprigs of cedar and using the floral pins, surround the sage with cedar. This will form a flowers like look for each sprig of sage.

Continue this process until the ball is covered with sage and cedar.

Add Dried Orange slices to Kissing Ball

Next, this is how to add the orange slices to the kissing ball. Just add a drop of hot glue and randomly press the orange slices onto the ball.

In order to keep real greenery fresh longer, be sure to read this post.

Add Jute String for hanging Kissing Ball For Christmas

Finally, using a floral pin, attach a piece of jute string to the ball. Add a drop of hot glue to secure the string.

This fresh herb kissing ball is perfect for your Christmas decorating.

Paperbag Snowflakes

I also made some super easy snowflakes from paper bags. I have a video tutorial that you can watch.

Hang your ball

Hang your DIY Kissing Ball in an area where you can enjoy the smell and maybe a kiss or two.

A similar project is the Dried Fruit and Herb Garland that hangs in the kitchen window.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Margie Clements

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Love the kissing ball but I really have got to try the paper snowflakes! Thanks! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!🎄

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Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Margie, I know what you mean. Those snowflakes are amazing.


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

It looks amazing Rachel and the stars look gorgeous too!!! xoxoxo

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Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Stacy, I really appreciate you for stopping by.