DIY – Cotton Snowball Kissing Ball

 It’s almost Christmas!  Well, ok we about 2 more months.  But since Target is already discounting Halloween items and stacking shelves with Christmas decor, why have a DIY winter decor blog post ?!  Here’s how to make your own hanging snowball backdrop for photos or dessert bar!

Materials Needed: 
  • styrofoam balls (various sizes)
  • 1 bag of cotton balls
  • all purpose glue
  • clear or white thread (for hanging) – not pictured
  • pins (for hanging) – not pictured


Step 1: Unroll the cotton balls

Step 2: Strech the unrolled cotton ball, almost like creating a spider web decor

Step 3: Generously cover styrofoam ball using the streched cotton.

Step 4: Continue covering styrofoam ball with cotton. (TIP: It will take about 15-20 cotton balls per 4" styrofoam ball).

Step 5: Ta-Da! To hang the snowballs, insert 1 pin into top of snowball and tie string around pin. Cut string at various lengths for hanging.

Guests loved it!

You can also mix in some clear ornaments and fill them with faux snow! (Clear ornaments found at Walmart or Target). You can ALSO make mini versions of these diy tissue pom poms and mix it up!

clear ornament filled snowflakes

 And here’s the the homemade No-Bake Snowball Cookies to go with it!