Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sew and Tell: pomander or kissing ball


I wasn’t sure if I should call this a pomander ball or kissing ball. A pomander ball typically is made of fragrant materials such as; flowers, oranges or spices and was originally carried as an aromatic scent. A kissing ball is made of holly, greens or mistletoe. Kissing balls originated in Victorian times to encourage modest ladies to give or receive a kiss or embrace.


My holiday ball is made of fabric flowers and gold berries. I’m leaning more toward the kissing ball since it will be hung for holiday d├ęcor.

To make this kissing ball, I started with a small styrofoam ball and glued on fabric flowers. The flowers are made out of white quilt batting and I used the same method to make the flowers that I used on my paper flower wreath and tacks. I was going to use white felt but I liked the fluffiness of the batting. I added a string and gold berries.

This kissing ball is ready to stand under.




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17 comments:

  1. That is SO pretty Carolyn!! :)

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  2. I like the idea of using quilt batting! Super cute!

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  3. This is simply gorgeous and looks very Anthropologie....

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  4. How cute is that!! I love it! Thanks for sharing & linking up!! :D

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  5. Super sweet! I love this! It is beautiful! Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you for linking and the invitation to join your blog. I would LOVE it if you would add my button to your post. :)
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  8. SO BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT! SOOOOO CLASSY AND ELEGANT!

    Thanks for linking up at Tatertots and Jello! I'd love for you to come check out my blog:

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

    Mucho love!
    Nichelle

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

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  9. SO pretty! You did a lovely job! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  10. gorgeous! i used these for my flower girls in my wedding, love it for christmas though.

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  11. I love it either way! It's gorgeous! :)

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  12. I'm in love with the rosettes. This project is adorable!

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  13. So pretty! I love the name of your blog! Brilliant! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Merry Christmas!
    Tammy

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  14. oooh I luv luv it..
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  15. I really like this!! Gives me an idea for Valentine day and Easter.

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  16. I love love love this!! So beautiful, def going to make these for brides in the future!!:)

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