How to Make an Easy Christmas Ornament

One of the easiest holiday crafts you can do is make Christmas ornaments for your tree.  And if you’re anything like my mom, you have about 40 boxes of ancient glass colored balls of all colors.  What to do with those old ornaments?

How about this?

I found this ornament on Pinterest and thought this was super cute and a very easy fix for old ornaments.  So here’s my version!  I actually don’t have old ornaments, so I used styrofoam balls.  (Nevertheless, they turned out the same.)   

How to make this?  Easy Peasy.

  1. Cut out a scrap of fabric about 10×10″ or so and lay your ball on top of it.  I double layered with tulle for a fun effect.
  2. Gather up the fabric and tie it closed with ribbon, tying it tight.  Then I trimmed off the top and poofed it out.  To create a ‘hard candy’ look, bunch up and tie both ends.
  3. Add in a sprig of evergreen (this is fake evergreen I bought at Hobby Lobby) and a pretty bow.
  4. To add a hanger, you can put ribbon around the ball like the Pinterest picture, but I just snipped a little hole in the bunched up top and poked more ribbon through it.

See?  Easy.

For more easy ornament ideas, check out my “Ornaments” Pinterest board!

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  1. I said “duh, why didn’t I think of that” while reading this. Yesterday I was bummed because our Christmas budget is going to be uber tight and I won’t have much (if any) for new decor or supplies. I really dislike my old bulbs and they’re all scratched up. I was sad to have to use them again. You just made my day.

  2. That is really cute! What a great idea. Easy and it looks great! Thanks for sharing. I may have to do this. It would even look cute hanging from a fire place or something, with varying lengths

  3. How cute!! I have aimed to have a handmande christmas, So this will be perfect.

  4. Thanks, I plan to make these with my kids the day after Thanksgiving…perfect craft for little ones. Thanks so much!!!

  5. Oh my goodness, these are just delightful! I love love love these and want to make them now! I will totally be doing this! Thanx for sharing!


  6. Found you via Tatertots & Jello and I’m glad I did! I love these ornaments…what a wonderful way to revamp old ornaments or to switch to color-themed decorations for low cost! I would love for you to share this project at my party too!

  7. WOW! I love those…they’re so simple and yet so attractive! I’d be thrilled for you to share here:

  8. What a amazing great idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. These are adorable and so easy! I’d love it if you shared them at my Christmas Craft Tutorial Party that is going on through the month of November at Project Queen! Here is the link:

  10. Shame on you….now I have yet another project on my todo list! Am pinning this right now!

  11. These are so lovely! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

  12. I love these!! Great idea and they look like a project I could complete during a naptime. My kind of project!! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!

  13. so cute, and a great craft the kids can help out with! hooray!

  14. Cool project! We’re linking up tomorrow on dollar store crafts:

  15. Thanks for reminding me about the possibilities of this. When I worked at a newspaper, I was in charge of decorating our tree at work one year for the annual departmental contest. Since we worked in the classified advertising department, we went with a them of Black, White, & “READ” all over. We had all white balls from previous years. I used inexpensive black jaquard polyester satin, and covered about half of the white balls and tied them with red satin ribbon. With white lights, it was a very elegant tree, if I do say so myself. We didn’t win, but it was still beautiful.

  16. Great idea, can’t wait to try this with my girls.


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