I can’t believe how quick and easy these sunflower kissing balls are to make, all while adding a pretty splash of color! Yellow whiffle balls and faux sunflowers are simple supplies for this sunflower craft.
Use them for weddings, showers, parties, or to simply dress up your home or front porch. I chose sunflowers here, in anticipation of fall, but you can use any comparably-sized flower for any theme, season or event.
RELATED: If you love sunflowers, these sunflower mason jar centerpieces will be right up your alley!
Making Sunflower Kissing Balls
Using pre-cut faux sunflower heads, each of these sunflower kissing balls (aka sunflower pomander balls) takes only minutes to make. I’m always looking for easy craft ideas and this was no exception!
No need to paint pesky Styrofoam balls yellow or fiddle with paint that doesn’t stick to the porous Styrofoam surface. Yellow whiffle balls to the rescue!
Whiffle balls are as light as Styrofoam, so they won’t fall with the added weight of the flowers. And the hot glue works so beautifully on the surface, that attaching the flowers is a cinch.
Do you sell these?
If you prefer to buy sunflower kissing balls that have already been made, I don’t sell my projects but there are plenty available here on Etsy!
If you’re also looking forward to autumn as much I am, try these sunflower decorated cookies. Or, paint pine cone flowers in fall hues.
*You can purchase artificial flower heads or, purchase artificial flowers with stems and cut off the stem about 1/2-inch from the head. You will need approximately 25 sunflowers per ball if each sunflower is about 2 1/2 inches diameter.
Cut a piece of ribbon or twine. Thread the ribbon through two adjoining holes on your whiffle balls and tie a double knot.
Have your sunflower heads ready. If your faux flowers have stems, trim the stems 1/2-inch from the head.
With your hot glue gun, dab glue around a whiffle ball hole and press a faux flower over the hole. You should have one flower for each hole in the whiffle ball. You should be able to dab glue around two or three holes at a time. Cover the whiffle ball, including the holes used for the ribbon.
Tie the ribbon the length you need to create a loop and hang where you like!
These super-bright and easy sunflower kissing balls should get me through fall. I’m already thinking of a poinsettia version for winter and bright gerbera daisies for spring!
Looking for another beautiful idea for parties, weddings, or home decor? You’ll want to check out these easy to make deco mesh flowers! They’d look adorable hanging in a nursery or in a craft room.
You can also easily turn them into wreaths! For a more kid-friendly craft, try these coffee filter sunflowers. A super easy and adorable craft for kids this fall. (They’d make cute cards as well!)
Sunflower Kissing Balls
- Yellow whiffle balls
- Faux sunflower heads
- Raffia ribbon or twine
- Cut a piece of ribbon or twine. Thread the ribbon through two adjoining holes and tie a double knot.
- Have your sunflower heads ready. If your faux flowers have stems, trim the stems 1/2-inch from the head.
- Dab hot glue around a whiffle ball hole and press a faux flower over the hole. You should have one flower for each hole in the whiffle ball. You should be able to dab glue around two or three holes at a time. Cover the whiffle ball, including the holes used for the ribbon.
- Tie the ribbon the length you need to create a loop and hang where you like!
This post was originally published on this blog on Aug 25, 2017.
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Tya Nelson says
Do you know how big the whiffle balls were
I love this sunflowers my favorite Flower’s Thank’s so much for showingus pretty thing’s you do
Mable Somerille says
Going to make these
Amanda Formaro says
Hope you have fun! We love them!
Barbara Sauvey says
So cute! I am definitely gonna make some of these!
Eileen Becerra says
Can’t wait to do these these now for Christmas.