Wednesday, December 7, 2011

mistletoe pomander ornament...

I found a package of very small styrofoam balls at the dollar store and thought, "How cute would some mini-pomanders be?!"  So I bought 'em.  
And came up with this...

A mini mistletoe pomander ornament!

The best part is you can use this tutorial to make one of any size.  The ornament pictured is made using a 1.5" styrofoam ball, but you could easily make a larger version to hang above your door.

(I made my own mistletoe last year, so I'm using my pomanders as ornaments.)

Okay, to make your own you will need...

styrofoam balls
green felt (this moss-colored felt came from Michaels)
pearls or tiny white pom poms
glue of your choice

I started by cutting out  2 small circles and glued them to the top and bottom of my foam ball.

Then I cut out a bunch of teardrop shapes for my leaves.  Just cut freehand--the varying shapes and sizes will look more organic.  If they are too perfect they look kind of fish scaly.
I used maybe half a sheet of felt total.

Then I just glued them on willy-nilly.  I overlapped, but avoided perfect rows.  
(Rows = fish scales.)

I just glued until all the foam was covered.  

It kind of looks like a tiny artichoke.  
So if you like tiny artichoke Christmas ornaments, you are done! :)

If you'd like it to look more mistletoe-ish... glue on some pearls or teensy white pom poms for the berries. 

I decided I wanted to add a little somthin'-somethin' to my pomander, so I cut a scrap of fabric and used a sharpie to write a saucy little message.  (But you could leave this step out if you are opposed to sauciness.)

I glued my "smooch!" to the top of my pomander...

...then added a loop of ribbon and a bow.


Now this cute little guy is hanging on my tree, demanding kisses from passers-by.



  1. That's adorable! Thanks for the fun tutorial. :)
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  2. very cute! thanks for sharing that.

  3. I love these! I've been looking for a little gift that my kids could make for the grandparents. These are perfect. Thank you so much.

  4. I just discovered your blog via and I love it already! I am definitely going to make a kissing ball...right now!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. This is fantastic, and so cute! I love it :)

  6. Hello! I just discovered your blog from a google images search for mistletoe! I love this! Are you on Pinterest? I just pinned this blog post, I hope that's ok. :)

  7. Pin all you want! :)
    I am definitely on's the link:

  8. i pinned this and made one just today. is it okay if i sell it in my etsy? should i include you as the source? i want to be fair and follow all the rules. :) it's the cutest idea under the sun!

    1. I am not planning on selling them myself, so go ahead and list it in your shop. A link back to this post in the listing would be appreciated! Thank you for asking permission first. :)


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