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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 décor.

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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