I can't decide which side of the divide this post will fall, retro cool or super square. Regardless, I decided to recreate a favorite Christmas decoration from my childhood, the medicine cup kissing ball. I'll be curious to see how many of my readers remember these. The one my mother unwrapped from tissue paper every December and hung in our front hallway had Christmas-green glitter and plastic mistletoe. I've changed a few things on mine to update an old classic just a bit.
One of the reasons I love reading craft blog DIY posts is that someone else has gone through all of the trial and error for me. This project had quite a bit of both trial and error. I hope you will take advantage of my experience if you decide to make one of these for yourself. You aren't likely to find any help elsewhere. A thorough internet search turned up essentially nothing on the subject of medicine cup kissing balls with the exception of one or two posts asking if anyone remembered them. As I have noted before, when I run across a topic that seems to be missing from the interwebs I like to cover it, since I know I am not the only person out there looking for information.
You can find the instructions over in my Tutorial section or by clicking here. I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane. I would love to hear if any of you remember these icons or perhaps still own one. I hope you are busy making your own memories this holiday season.