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Cranberry Kissing Ball

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 1

Great decoration idea! This creative cranberry ball is perfect for any celebrations. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

12
inches 20-gauge wire
1
plastic foam ball, 3 inches in diameter
Round toothpicks
1/2
pound fresh cranberries
1
small bunch (about 5 sprigs) fresh eucalyptus
1
package craft straight pins
1
yard decorative ribbon

Steps

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  • 1
    Wrap wire tightly around diameter of foam ball once. Twist wire at top of ball to secure. Tuck ends into ball.
  • 2
    Break toothpicks in half. Push cranberry onto broken end of toothpick; push other end of toothpick into foam ball. Continue until ball is well filled with cranberries.
  • 3
    Fill in open spaces on ball with 1 1/2- to 2-inch cuts of eucalyptus, securing with pins.
  • 4
    Slip ribbon through wire twist at top; tie ribbon to make loop for hanging ball. The cranberries will stay plump and pretty for about three to four days. To extend its life, hang the ball in a cool spot, such as in an entryway or on a porch.

Expert Tips

  • Hanging in an entryway, a kissing ball welcomes guests with a romantic touch. Instead of eucalyptus, you may like to add mistletoe or holly for a hint of Christmas past or, if you're not fond of eucalyptus, use popped popcorn to fill in the open spaces between cranberries.
  • Having trouble finding craft straight pins? Look for them in the notions department of sewing and fabric stores.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

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