Silk Flowers Kissing Ball

Lovely day darlings! We have been so busy the past few days repainting our bedroom, well, the husband does most of the painting job and I was in charge with the decorating.  I wanted our room to look like something that would remind me of our wedding, so I wanted to incorporate things you usually see as wedding decor.  Kissing balls or pomander balls are typically used in weddings and I thought this would be perfect for our bedroom.  I saw one at a local mall but the price tag turned me off.  Though the quality I am sure is okay as the base used for the pomander is a wire ball, still 750 bucks (Philippine peso) a piece is so not worth it plus it was so DIY-able, I could do something similar but at a waaaay cheaper price.
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball



Here's what I used for the kissing ball:
1.  Faux floral garland (about 5 for only 35.75 pesos each)
2.  Handy dandy glue stick + glue gun
3.  Plastic balls
4.  Ribbon
5.  Tape
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball

I got the balls at a super cheap price of 35 pesos for a pack of three.  They were the perfect size.  Now who says you cannot find DIY materials at the toy/kids section? I covered the balls with tape.  If the balls you got have color that is close to the faux flowers you have chosen, you can definitely skip this step, but I found that the tape also helps for the glue to stick more because of its not so-smooth-surface.
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball

Set aside the balls and go ahead and get your garland.  I love this garland because it has more flowers than the usual ones I see.  No leaves, all flowers = bang for the buck!  Start by removing all flowers attached to the "vine."
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball
Next, remove all those green bits at the bottom of your flower.  I swear I Googled what they are called.  Maybe I was absent on our Biology class or I am getting old. Hahaha!
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball

Now hold the flowers by gathering a petals in a bunch and exposing the bottom part.  Attach each flower on the ball using your hot glue gun.
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball

Work your way around the center of the ball first then fill the bottom and top part.  The space you make between each flower will determine the fullness of your kissing ball.  The smaller the space on each flower, the fuller (and I think more beautiful) your kissing ball will be, but keep in mind that you would need more flowers if you do this which means added cost (hehehe).
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball

Leave a small part at the top of your kissing ball bald.  Measure the ribbon to desired length then attach it to the ball with hot glue gun.  You are now ready to hang you kissing balls! :)
Silk Flowers Kissing Ball
Total cost:  Less than 250 pesos for three pieces, not bad :)
Let me know what you think.  Have a great day!
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49 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I might as well use this kind of art when the time comes I get married. It's perfect for decorating or maybe for the bridesmaid. LOL

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  2. So cute! I'm also like that whenever I see something at the mall, if I know that I can find a cheaper alternative, I won't buy it! That philosophy doesn't apply on food and other really important things though. Hehe :)

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  3. i love it!!! they'll make great center pieces for buffet tables too!
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  4. Wow...its so lovely and easy to do...great job done honey.....you have an amazing blog babe...would you like to follow each other...do let me know...stay connected darling...:-)

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  6. Super cute idea deary!! I love it I'll try that soon :)

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  7. Cute diy ♥ love it . You really have a talented at handycraft .

    Share more ♥ would love to see it

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    1. thanks michelle :) will be doing more DIYs!

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    1. thanks :) love your blog! followed you on GFC.

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  9. Beaautiful!
    You have a lovely blog, I am a new follower.

    xo

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  10. That turned out beautiful! And clever idea to just use inexpensive toy balls!

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  11. Thats a great idea to incorporate your wedding I bet when done is going to look beautiful. Happy Women's Day. Thank you for visiting my blog.
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    1. thanks jackie! will post pics when i finish decorating ;) happy women's day!

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  12. You are so creative sis! The floral ball is very pretty!

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    1. thanks dear. will follow you back :)

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  14. I am definitely pinning this, it's such a cute idea and would want to try this when I decorate our own bedroom! Thanks for sharing Angel!

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    1. thanks rea :) would love to see your version!

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  15. Great idea!

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  16. Ohhh I want this for my room! Where can I buy that Garland??? :O

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    1. thanks girl. bought mine at a local store. you can try those stores that sell cheap household and novelty items.

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  17. Very interesting!
    I've never heard of kissing balls before, but it seems like you've done a great job. It looks so pretty :)
    I like decorating too!

    Lu,
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    1. thanks lubka! :) they're usually seen at weddings (fresh flowers, of course), also called pomander balls (if scented). :)

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  18. Wowww...you're so creative and talented!!! This is such a great idea, and looks so beautiful :)
    BTW, your "babies" (the pets on the right side bar) are adorable and cute<3

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  19. I love this! Will make some for a friend's wedding. Thanks so much!

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  20. So that's what they're called! Kissing balls! :D I've attended a bunch of weddings and never really got to know what they were. I love the color you chose (I'm sucker for pink things). Now all I have to do is wait for Prince Charming so that I can make kissing balls for our wedding.

    Pinning this!

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  21. I do the paper ball ones with crepe but this one is much prettier!! :-)
    So many near DIYs im learning from your blog, Angel! Keep em coming! :-)

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  22. very creative! that's a nice kissing ball ( I didn't know that's what they are called)

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  23. A good decor for a debut! :)
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