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Why spend crazy money on decorations for your wedding or for fun? Try this instead!
I looked at pictures of Victorian Kissing Balls for my wedding and said to myself, "I can so make that!". I didn't follow anyone's tutorial. That said, there is a ton of inspiration out there.

I found the perfect flowers in the Halloween section at Michaels. Glittery black roses are so perfect!

This is a piece of cake to make. Please feel free to modify anything you don't like and make this project your own!

Posted by Solari from Spokane, Washington, United States • Published See Solari's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. It took about 5 1/2 bunches of flowers with 6 flowers each to make one ball.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the plastic wrapping from the styrofoam ball.
    Skewer the ball with the "stick", I used one of my glass bead making mandrels, but you can use the handle of a paintbrush or even a stick from outside. This just allows you to paint the entire ball easily.
    Spray paint the ball with light coats of paint. I found that the cheaper spray paint dissolved less of the foam than my expensive spray paint. Good ol' Walmart brand spray paint worked best.
    Let it dry for about 15 minutes.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 3
    Step 3

    Meanwhile, get out your wire cutters and snip each flower off of the bunch about 2 inches down from the base of the flower.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should have a flower that looks like this and plenty of bald stems with just leaves on it.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you want to use the leaves on your ball, pull them off of the stems.
    Remove the plastic piece between the leaves. It should pop right out with just a little tugging.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slide the flower stem into the hole on the leaves. You can glue this in place, if you like. It's not necessary.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should have a pile of flowers. I used 33 individual flowers for my ball.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 8
    Step 8

    Retrieve the ball on a stick when it is dry.
    Remove the stick carefully.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take one flower at a time and poke the stem into the foam.
    If it goes in too easy, check to be sure that the stem isn't poking up through the middle of the flower. If it is, just push it back down through the flower into the ball.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make sure that it is in all of the way to the base of the flower.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add a ring of flowers around the first one, it usually takes about 6 flowers to do so.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 12
    Step 12

    Keep adding flowers in a ring around the previous ring or where needed until the entire ball is covered.
    You can stop here and use the ball as it is or continue and make it a hanging ball.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 13
    Step 13

    If you choose to make your Victorian Kissing Ball a hanging ball, get the optional ribbon, scissors and nail ready.
    Trim the ribbon to about 7 inches long or longer if you want a longer hanging ribbon.
    Poke the nail through each end of the ribbon about a half inch in from the end.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 14
    Step 14

    Push the nail into the ball between the flowers, all the way to the head of the nail.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 15
    Step 15

    Test the strength of the ribbon by picking it up and gently jiggling the whole thing. If it comes loose, glue it into place. Make sure you let the glue dry before picking it up again.

  • How to make a bouquet. Victorian Kissing Ball Aka Pomander Ball Or Flower Ball - Step 16
    Step 16

    Enjoy your new Victorian Kissing Ball!

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Luiza S.
Luiza S. · Brasília, Federal District, BR · 22 projects
This is so pretty!
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Amelia W.
Amelia W. · Rouen, Upper Normandy, FR · 2 projects
perfect for my wedding Happy ^^ thank you Happy
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
Love it! I had a mistletoe ball @ my winter wedding at it was a HUGE hit.
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