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She Makes The Infamous Kissing Ball That Began In The Middle Ages And Continues Today (Must See!)

If you haven’t heard of kissing balls it’s about time you did! Some people call these Pomander Balls. Just today, I saw this DIY project on TV, which reassures me that these are still the rage these days. You can make these out of any type of fresh flower, silk flowers or make them the way the gal in Girl 100 does in the attached tutorial…crepe paper roses and they sure are lovely!

People are accenting their wedding flowers and decor with silk kissing balls. They use these hanging decorations to dress up the wedding aisle, decorate an outdoor arch, or as an alternative to flower girl baskets.

Reference.com defines the history of Kissing Balls: The kissing ball is a tradition that started in England during the Middle Ages. The holiday kissing ball, which was referred to as “holy boughs” during that time period, is designed to be hung over doorways as an omen of goodwill to all who visit. It is also a sign that the homeowner embraces or welcomes visitors.
This is a very inexpensive DIY project, especially if you make them with crepe paper and they last much longer than fresh flowers do! People also use silk flowers to make these and you can pick those up fairly cheap, at your local craft store, especially if you have a coupon (which most of them usually offer). Silk flowers are a great alternative to fresh flowers. Today’s artificial flowers are created with the true realistic look and feel of nature. With no wilting, no watering, and at a fraction of the cost of fresh, realistic silk flowers can be enjoyed hassle-free all year.
Watch how she makes these beautiful roses, and puts them on her kissing ball, in her step by step tutorial so you can get busy making flowers!

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