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Monday, November 29, 2010

Kiss Me!

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.
Oh, hi.
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.

Lure your significant other over and pucker up.



Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Cute! And I really love the teal, silver, white Christmas mix of colors.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm loving the turquoise theme this year. Very Tiffany's!!

Sherri B. said...

Very nice...looks like someone will be doing a lot of smooching at your place!

We went to Walmart yesterday to get 'your' clip on poinsettia's but they didn't have the red that I, hoo.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Fabulous idea. Love the turquoise color. Hugs, Marty

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Well this is very, very pretty. I think I definately need one and I have the perfect place to hang it. Everybody likes kisses!

Tracie said...


Roeshel said...

It doesn't get much better than kissing, sparkly and aqua! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade. ;)

Have a great week!


the cape on the corner said...

love your "glitterific" mistletoe! i'm taking inspiration from blogland and using the blues i already have as my accents. why did i not think of this before? this would be a great addition!

Brandy said...

love it!! Love the color!!

Michelle L. said...

OMG, that is so beautiful! Amazing tute, Sunny! I am in love w/the off-center-ribbon-hung-ball-vase.

Cassie said...

I cannot resist the shimmer!!!
Fabulous project! Love it!!

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MJ said...

So cute! Am sure it will be used a lot ;)

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Very Pretty! It amazes me how you come up with these great ideas.Do you go to the store with an idea or do you get an idea when you spot something at the store? By the way I am having a giveaway on my blog and it ends Dec 1.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

ooooo Very snazzy!!

Unknown said...

I love your take on the mistletoe! Glittery and sparkly = fantastic in my book!

Are the kids going out of their way to avoid it? Haha!


Katherine said...

You're right, it's glitterific! I'm loving your color scheme for all your holiday decor. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

This is soo cute and sparkly! I love all the blue and silver! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party! Can't wait to see what you share next year!

Jami said...

I love how this looks like it is frosted. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up again! :)

Nikki said...

LOVE that!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up! :)

Erika said...

The colors are gorgeous and I definitely will be wanting to make one of these for the house.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is so cute. I keep want to make a kissing ball and I really like your take on it.

AllieMakes! said...

Those are fantastic! Fabulous job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So pretty--and right up my color scheme alley! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute~ love the colors !!! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Vanessa said...

Hi! That is so fabulous and "blingy"! I could see me and my hubby doin' some kissin' under that mistletoe! :-)
Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This so pretty! Love the shade of blue!

Susan Anderson said...

So many talented people frequenting Jenny's blog, and you are definitely one of them!


Jo said...

you are just always creating! love your kissing ball ... love the choice of blue ribbon!

Annesphamily said...

You are so creative! I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing and come see me soon. Anne

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Sunny, I can't get your awesome blue creations out of my head. I want to do everything in blue now,,, this is so pretty. I've never been one for the real mistletoe, this is so much better, he he.

THANK you so much for linking to **Amaze me August**, you know I appreaciate you girl!!

Oh and I so miss Florida, it is SOOO Flippin COLD here, and it was so warm there :(

Oh and I can't believe you haven't entered my giveaway girl, :(,, I did this for all of you, my wonderful supporters, and you are def ONE of them, so come on girl, there are SEVEN prizes, and ONE lucky winner, and you get extra entries, just for linking to my party,, but hurry, because tommorrow is the last day, Dec 10th. and then it's OVER...

Thanks girl, and come enter already :)

Bella :)

Unknown said...

Loving the sparkle!


NatureGirl said...

I am seriously loving this! The blue and white and silver are GORgeous together! Happy AlphabeThursday!

Judie said...

Permanent mistletoe! I love it!!

Jenny said...

Another amazing tutorial and gorgeous crafting idea. The aqua and silver and really perfect together...and so festive in a wintery way.

Thank you!

I am always inspired when I visit here.

I really appreciate you sharing your talents with us.