1 foam ball 4 inches in diameter (florist foam is excellent)
mistletoe sprigs (fresh or dried)
Holly sprigs (fresh or dried)
1/2 Yard 5/8 inch red ribbon
1 Yard 1/4 inch red ribbon
Wind the 5/8 ribbon around the ornament vertically, pin in place, and cut. Start from the bottom of the band and wind the ribbon around the ornament horizontally to divide the ball in half again. Pin in place and cut. The ball should now be divided in to four equal vertical sections.
Fill in the sections by pressing sprig stems into the foam. Continue until each section is completely covered. As you work, chant something like:
Mistletoe! Holly! Magical Ones!
Bring us joy - add to our fun
May those who kiss beneath this ball
Be lucky through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall
Cut an 8 inch length from the 1/4 inch ribbon and form a loop to hang the ball. Secure it to the top of the ball with pins. Then cut the remaining 1/4 inch ribbon in half. Use it to make two multi-looped bows. Pin one bow to the ball top and the other to the bottom.
Yule: A Celebration Of Light and Warmth