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How to Make an Easy Christmas Ornament

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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.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      That’s great! It’s a super easy fix! There are also tons of cheap and free ornament ideas on Pinterest–go check it out! 🙂

  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

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      That’s a great idea–hanging in varying lengths! See? This is why I love my readers. 🙂

  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!!!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks for coming by! I’ll try to link up!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks! I’ll link up!

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

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks so much!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks for visiting and letting me know about your linky party!

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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.

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

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