Whilst browsing in the haberdashery shop at "Sovereign Hill" the other day I came across a simple but effective gift idea. They (at Sovereign Hill) called it an "Elizabethan Kissing Ball". It was simply a doily tied around a polystyrene ball with bits of ribbon added. How easy is that? But it had no scent or flowers or anything to make it look at all attractive.
"I can do better than that" I said.
So, on my return home I googled "Kissing Ball" and its' history.
You can read about the history here
So, out came the polystyrene balls, the doilies in the cupboard and the ribbons and roses, et voila! It is, I think, a prettier version of what they had at Sovereign Hill and it smells of lavender.
It took 5 minutes to make!
Traditionally these were made at Christmas time with Mistletoe, perhaps these would be great Christmas gift ideas?
Only 11 months to go.....anyone got any more doilies?