Cranberry Kissing Ball

Great decoration idea! This creative cranberry ball is perfect for any celebrations.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 1


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