We had so much fun with our Mother’s Day brunch, we thought we’d try and come up with even more ways to craft with Lindt LINDOR Truffles. Thanks so much to Lindt for sponsoring today’s post. It’s pretty much a chocoholics crafting dream come true!
The kissing ball is a classic Christmas tradition. I hope I’m not the only one who imagined some sort of romantic kiss under decorative holiday mistletoe when I was younger.
Today, we’re showing you how to make a gorgeous kissing ball, and then showing you three different ways to display it. Tradition dictates that you should hang the kissing ball by the front door, but we also wanted to show it as a centerpiece and as a mantel/side table piece.
Finding a non-floral centerpiece can be a challenge but as a centerpiece surrounded by fresh cut pine, the kissing ball makes a sweet statement. Tuck a few Lindt LINDOR truffles into the pine and around the candles to keep guests from picking apart your kissing ball. The kissing ball would also be an adorable addition to an entry way or mantle. My studio entry is an eclectic mix of images and decorations.
And, what might be my favorite, a traditional kissing ball made out of something sweeter than mistletoe.
This is a simple project, and it would be the perfect addition to any holiday party.
Ingredients (can you tell I mostly write recipes!):
- Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate
- Lindt LINDOR Dark Chocolate Peppermint
- Lindt LINDOR White Chocolate Peppermint
- Small Styrofoam or grape vine sphere
- Floral or jewelry wire
- Ribbon for hanging (Satin or grosgrain work well)
- Glue gun and glue
- Do a rough layout of how you want the ball to look. The idea is to have mostly green with a few red and gold for the berries and flowers. Our baseball size form took about 2 1/2 bags of truffles.
- Wrap the wire around the form several times, leaving a 6-8 inch “tail” on each side for later. Secure with hot glue on the top and bottom.
- Glue truffles, one at a time, to the form until covered. The ruffles fit very snugly together and you shouldn’t have many bare spots. If space is at a premium, glue the truffles to each other on the sides and not directly on the form to squeeze in the last 2 or 3.
- Use the ribbon to make a bow and run the wire through the back of the bow to secure it. Then measure a length of ribbon to hang with (how far down from your ceiling you want it) and tie a knot at the end. Secure the knotted end with the wire (there are no exact rules for this! just twist and wrap the ribbon and wire securely!).