What's more traditional than a mistletoe kissing ball?
Of course, mine was a green plastic puddle when we found it during fire clean up, so let's have a little fun and make a new one for about $4. For this, gather:
Plastic mistletoe. These were two to a card at Dollar Tree. Can you resist the shimmer?
One iridescent clear glass ornament.
Clear silicone adhesive. Yes, I know, I have a crush on this stuff.
You'll also want ribbon and glitter.
First, remove the hanger from the ball.
Cut a length of ribbon about 24" long.
Squeeze a line of silicone around the ball just off center.
Wind the ribbon around the ornament meeting at the top just behind the opening.
Set it aside and allow it to dry.
Now, sprinkle a little glitter in the ball.
We also added some of Savannah's aqua fairy dust. Don't panic if you don't have any on hand. I understand this is not a common household item for some reason.
Shake the contents to mix and spread the glitter, although you want it pooled on the bottom.
Put two of the mistletoe sprigs back to back and slide them in the hole,
squeezing silicone in to fill it.
Next, take another piece of ribbon and tie the remaining sprigs along the length every 1 1/2 inches or so.
Sorta like this.
Take the tail of that ribbon and the one that's glued around the ball and tie them into a bow. I slipped a little glue into the knot.
This should trail off the ball to balance it. Put a dot of glue on the ball and afix it in place. Set it aside, go have some soy eggnog and allow the whole mess to dry for an hour.
Hang it from a conveniently located smooching spot.