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Ribbon Flower Kissing Ball

I’ve seen ‘kissing balls’ popping up- I’m not sure where the name comes from! My daughter & I started to make one with punched flower shapes, and it got me thinking that it would be pretty to make one with ribbon ‘flowers’! The supply list is pretty limited: sheer/wrinkled edge ribbon, a Styrofoam ball, straight pins, craft glue & a bit of satin for hanging.

Each ‘flower’ takes approximately 8” of ribbon. I roughly counted & I believe there are about 26 +/- flowers on my ball, so this project takes close to 6 yards of the sheer/wrinkled edge ribbon.  After cutting several 8” lengths of ribbon, simply sew a running stitch down the center of the ribbon.

Next gather the ends, pull them tight & tie it off! First flower done!

Using straight pins to attach the flowers to the Styrofoam ball gives you a pretty center at the same time!

Start attaching! I started by spacing them evenly around the ball.

Once I was happy with my placement, making sure the ball was covered I pulled each flower out slightly and placed a small dab of Helmar’s Premium Craft Glue to secure them. I also added a length of 3/8” double faced satin to be able to hang the ball. I used a pin & craft glue for this as well.

Thank you for your time! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by: Jen Shears


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  2. ~amy~

    sigh…it's so very SWEET!

  3. erin

    Wow, that's some serious dedication.  Would be a lovely wedding present.

  4. Sue D

    Very pretty!

  5. sharon gullikson

    That would make cute decorations at a wedding.

  6. Vera W. Yates

    What a neat project, Jen!

  7. Kristie Maynard

    This is so pretty and yet so simple to make.  Just beautiful.  TFS!

  8. Karen H.

    That is so pretty – it would make a super wedding or wedding shower gift or favour!!


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