Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pretty Rose Kissing Ball

I wanted a few new Valentine's Day decorations so I thought I'd make them myself.  The first one I've tackled is a pretty rose kissing ball.  I've seen these kissing balls around the webs and figured it would be easy to recreate one.  I got my basic idea HERE.
I love how it turned out!  It was simple to do and only took me about 30 minutes total to complete.
To recreate my kissing ball you will need the following items which I purchased at Wal Mart.

(4) silk rose bushes - .97 each
(1) 5" Foam ball - $3.00
(3') Craft Ribbon - $1.97
(10) Pearl head pins - 2.97
Hot glue gun and glue optional

After I broke down the cost of supplies it took to make one ball, the total cost for this kissing ball was $7.72.
To make the ball, remove the buds and the leaves from the stems and start poking them into the foam ball until you've used up all the flowers and leaves.  I used 4 rose bushes and there was still some foam showing on the bottom, so I used more of my ribbon to cover it up.  Just fold your length of ribbon in half and use one of the pins to secure it.
I perched the finished kissing ball on an old black candlestick I had and it was done!  It will be going in on the mantel with the rest of the black and red vignette I've created in there.  What have you made for love day...please leave me a link, I'd like to visit you and see what loveliness you've come up with.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

I'm Linking to:

Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn

Between Naps on the Porch
DIY Home Sweet Home
Keeping it Simple

Thrifty Decor Chick

Not Just a Housewife
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Lil’ Luna
Clean and Scentsible

Lady Behind the Curtain
Green Eggs and Goats
4 You with Love

Two Yellow Birds Decor


Tatertots and Jello
Joyful Stamper

Positively Splendid
I Heart Nap Time

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I've got to run out and get these supplies!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Very pretty! Love the tucked in pieces of black ribbon! ...coming from Met Monday!

  3. I saw your link at Bloom Designs' party ... this turned out lovely!! Fantastic price for such a pretty decoration too! Well done ;) Thanks for sharing! :)

    - Brenda

  4. this is beautiful!!!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Joyful Stamper's Inspire Me Fridays, thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous. I'm a sucker for the color red! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party!


  6. Your kissing ball is super cute for Valentine's Day.


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