25 DIY Crafts Featuring The Simple Christmas Ball Ornament

The Christmas ball ornaments are a must-have, whether it’s a traditional, rustic or contemporary holiday décor. But have you ever thought to improve or to change the design and use of these classical decorations? There are many interesting ways in which you can use them and we have selected a few very beautiful DIY projects for you to try this year.

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A clear, transparent ornament is almost inviting you to out something inside it. This ornament is very delicate and also very original. To make something similar you need fake snow or confetti, block letters, ribbon and glue. Glue the letters together to form a word that fits inside, fill the ornament with snow, berries and greenery and then place the word inside using tweezers.{found on site}.

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This is a more simple project and it’s basically just a clear ornament filled with yarn or rope. You can use any color and any type of rope you want.{found on cfabbridesigns}.

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Colored ball ornaments can also be used for all sorts of projects. For example, you could make monogrammed ornaments. Take some tape and delimit the area where you’ll be painting the letter and then just paint the initial inside that space.

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Another thing you can do is glue clear stones on the exterior of an ornament. You’ll get a glamorous ornament for your Christmas tree. It’s easy to make and you can also use colored stones if you want.

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You could also choose to stamp certain words on the ornaments. For example, if you decide to use white ornaments, you can choose a black stamp and then sprinkle a little black embossing powder on the letters.

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If you want to try something a little more rustic, you could simply wrap twine around an ornament. Start at the top or at the bottom and wrap the twine little by little, adding a little bit of glue as you go.{found on site}.

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Filled ornaments would have to be my favorite type. This one is very lovely and Christmasy. To make it you need either a glass or plastic clear ornament, mini pine cones, reindeer moss, tree trimmings and long tweezers. Simply put everything inside the ornament and create a design you like.{found on thethriftycrafter}.

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How about a personalized ornament which you can offer as a gift? To make it you’ll need white berries and a printed. Print out a tiny photo, cut it out , gently fold it and insert it in a clear ornament. Then add the berries.{found on site}.

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Winter sometimes makes us nostalgic and makes us think of the great moments we spent on the beach and in the sun. You could make something that reminds you of those happy moments, something like a clear ornament filled with sand, sea stars and other similar things.

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This ornament is similar to the one we’ve just presented. The difference here is that the clear ornament is filled with shells and broken pieces as opposed to the other one which was a little more delicate and also had sand.{found on site}.

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An interesting idea would be to take a simple round ornament and paint it with chalkboard paint. Let it dry and then you’ll be able to personalize it in any way you want.{found on rustsunshine}.

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Rosemary is a plant that makes lovely little purple flowers and also keeps its fresh green color so you could save the pieces and the put them in clear glass ornaments and use them for Christmas.{found on thecheesethief}.

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This is a very lovely and cute idea: take a clear ornament and fill it with candy sprinkles. You wouldn’t actually have to pour lots of sprinkles inside. Just coat the inside of the ornament with varnish and the sprinkles will glue to the sides.{found on littlegrayfox}.

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These ornaments are filled with book page folded origami stars. Making them is simple. You take some pages of an old book, you cut them into strips and then fold them into little stars. Insert them into the ornament and that’s all.{found on thecheesethief}.

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Making these ornaments is very fun and it doesn’t take a lot of time either. We don’t actually have any instructions for the project but, from what we can tell, it’s basically just a foam ornament and a bunch of colored buttons in different sizes attached to the exterior of the ornament with pins.{found on leslieashe}.

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This is a project similar to the one about the twine-wrapped ornaments. These are wrapped in thread. You basically start either at the top or at the bottom and you apply glue with a tiny brush, then you wrap thread all around the ball.{found on tamalikainenparketti}.

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For this glittery project you need foam balls, glitter, glue, a brush and skewers. You insert the skewer into the foam ball, apply glue with a brush and then make sure the glitter covers the entire surface of the ornament.{found on site}.

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These ornaments are also glittery but very different from the previous ones. To make these you remove the metal cap of the ornament, you pour enough finish into the ornament so that, when shook, it can cover the interior and then you shake vigorously. Pour in the glitter and shake again.{found on cooklovecraft}.

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Let’s try something a little more abstract. Take some metallic spray paint, clear ornaments and bendable branches. Trim down the branches and spray paint them. Then insert them into the bulbs using tweezers.{found on julieannart}.

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You could also make ombre glass ornaments. First, clean the outside with a damp cloth. Tie a string to the ornament so you can hang it while the paint dries. Submerge the ornament halfway into the colored paint and pull out, then submerge again about 1/3 of the way. Pull out and submerge again in smaller increments. Let it dry.{found on site}.

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Here’s another interesting idea: a hand print Christmas ornament. You basically take a clear ornament, some paint, you cover the interior of your hang with paint and then you grab the ornament. Let it dry and that’s all.{found on rookno17}.

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I love the bold colors of these ornaments. Here’s how you make them: you squeeze a small amount of craft paint inside the ornament and roll it around until it covers the area you want.

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You can get creative and make all sorts of designs. For example, draw anything you want on the ornament using glue and then apply glitter on top.

A simple method in which you can embellish the Christmas ornaments is by using ribbon or washi tape. Create a pattern you’re happy with and that’s all. Not messy at all.

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Stickers are another mess-free way of embellishing the ornaments. You can find all sorts of stickers such as gemstones or pearls. Arrange them in any pattern you want.{found on hisugarplum}.