Holiday Cranberry Kissing Ball

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Loves2Teach

I was looking for cute holiday ideas and came across this. Easy way to make mistletoe look snazzy :) Also a good way to use up extra cranberries.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 inches foam, ball
  • hot glue, gun or glue sticks or wooden toothpick
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries
  • red acrylic craft paint

  • 24-gauge beading wire

  • Desired holiday trim

  • ribbon, mistletoe, holly, ivy, bells


  1. Paint foam ball with red craft paint. Set aside to dry.
  2. Cut an 18" piece of wire and fold it in half. Push folded wire all the way through the center of foam ball, leaving a 1” wire loop extending at bottom of ball and 3” of wire extending at top.
  3. Using hot glue gun or toothpicks, attach cranberries to ball, covering it completely. Twist wires at top of ball into a simple hook for hanging. Use ribbon to tie mistletoe and other desired holiday trim to wire above and below ball, and hang with hook.
  4. Kissing ball will last several days. Discard once berries begin to soften. To extend the life of your decoration, you can spray with an even coating of shellac.

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