Gift for the Hostess

Ever wonder what to bring the hostess of a Holiday Party? Do you bring a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates? Why not bring something unique that you make yourself!

We’ll show you how to make a beautiful ornament for your hostess, something she will cherish for years to come. It’s simple and fool-proof. All you need are a few items, a glue gun and you’re on your way!

Hostess GiftMaterials:

  • A plain ornament – we used a 6” diameter ball
  • Wired ribbon 2-3”wide
  • Sprigs of Christmas greens
  • Small berries/pinecones
  • Green florist wire


  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters

All of these items can be purchased at your local craft store. Place the ornament into a cup or glass so that it sits on the rim. This will keep it stable while you work.

Hostess Gift

Related: Learn more about Ballard’s options for gifts for a hostess.

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