Instead of mistletoe, hang this Holiday Kissing Ball in your entryway!
I love that when I am working on a Cricut project that I am constantly inspired. One thing usually evolves into another. I wanted to make something to use in place of standard old mistletoe. While I was whipping up my Paper Bayleaf Wreath the other day, I was inspired to create this kissing ball. It’s the perfect addition to my holiday decor!
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Create your own Holiday Kissing Ball
I used the same image to cut these smaller leaves that I used for the Paper Bayleaf Wreath. Simply size them down to about 1.5 inches in length.
I cut out over 50 bayleaves. (Which allowed me to catch up on some stuff in the kitchen as the machine cut!) Now, grab a styrofoam ball and get to work!
Then I began systematically hot gluing these paper leaves to the styrofoam ball. I started by gluing a ring of them around the middle. Keep adding rings next to previous ring. When I reached the end of the foam ball, I arranged the leaves in a star pattern.
To finish it off the kissing ball, I added a burlap ribbon and hanger with some jute twine.
I LOVE how this turned out! I’m using this instead of mistletoe this year! I think I will leave it hanging in the front entry way. It’s so pretty! Maybe I’ll try one with holly leaves next…
Do you hang mistletoe? Am I the only one that still does that?!
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