17 Unique and Unexpected DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments


17 Unique and Unexpected DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments

Holiday Folded Star OrnamentChristmastime is one of the best times of the year, isn't it? It's one of the few holidays where most people get the decorating bug. However, if you're reading this than you know that crafting, especially Christmas ornament crafts, is a year-round hobby. Since there seems to be an endless amount of crafting projects, you might as well craft for Christmas all the time. We think so, anyway. That's why we are offering this Christmas craft collection of 17 Unique and Unexpected DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments. We promise, these DIY ornaments will astound you.


DIY Christmas ornaments are probably the most popular craft of the season. That's because they can be used anywhere and everywhere in your home. You can use them to decorate your tree, hang them from the ceilings, place them in a bowl on a side table or as part of a centerpiece on your dining room table, or get even more creative with them. The other amazing part about DIY ornaments is that there are an overwhelming amount of designs and styles. Ornaments can be made from a countless number of materials as well, including plastic, glass, paper, fabric, and yarn. Ball ornaments are iconic decorations for Christmas. In this collection, we have some great Christmas ball ornament ideas for you. The three categories are filled, paper, and textiles. We will describe these types in more detail in the sections below. We can't wait for you to try making these ornaments and then letting us know how it went. Happy crafting! 

7 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids eBook

Want to get the kids involved in crafting and decorating for Christmas? Check out our awesome free eBook, 7 Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids. In this eBook, you will find new ways to keep your children occupied during winter break with ornament projects that are easy and enjoyable.




17 Unique and Unexpected DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments

17 Unique and Unexpected DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments

Table of Contents

Filled DIY Ornaments

Paper DIY Ornaments

Textile DIY Ornaments


Filled DIY Ornaments

Year of Memories Ball OrnamentBy "filled," we mean that these DIY ball ornaments start with a plain plastic or glass sphere base and are filled with various materials, creating a stunning and unexpected look. These various materials include popcorn, scraps of paper, pom poms, feathers, plastic Christmas decorations, and fake snow. These ornaments are kid-friendly, but fun and easy for both children and adults. When you put these on your tree, people will notice. 

  1. Popcorn Ball Ornaments

  2. Year of Memories Ball Ornament

  3. Pom Pom Ball Ornament

  4. Feathered Snow Ball Ornaments

  5. Snow Globe Ball Ornaments

  6. Snowball Snowman Ornament



Paper DIY Ornaments

DIY Paper Ball OrnamentsThese paper DIY ornaments are truly unique. It just goes to show that paper can be used in a variety of ways. With these projects, you'll be twisting and turning paper, using origami techniques, decoupaging, and incorporating other creative techniques to create magnificent ball ornaments. These Christmas crafts give you good reason to learn a couple new skills that will come in handy.

  1. Polish Porcupine Ball Ornament

  2. 3D Paper Ball Ornaments

  3. Decoupage Paper Ball Ornaments

  4. Sheet Music Ball Ornament

  5. DIY Paper Ball Ornaments


How to Make Ornaments: 10 Christmas Ornaments to Make eBook

For even more gorgeous ornaments, download our eBook, How to Make Ornaments: 10 Christmas Ornaments to Make. Within the 26 pages of this free eBook, you’ll find all kinds of Christmas ornaments to make with inexpensive, easy-to-use materials.




Textile DIY Ornaments

Recycled Twist Wrapped Ball OrnamentsWhen you make ornaments out of materials such as fabric and yarn, you can often use scraps, making these the perfect upcycled DIY ornament crafts. These unique textile ball ornaments are so amazing. They are so beautiful that you should definitely consider making some of these as gifts. The plus of the ornaments listed below is that they look so stunning you would think they'd be difficult to make. However, you'll find that these ornaments are much easier to create than expected. Go ahead and give these a shot!

  1. Holiday Folded Star Ornament

  2. Recycled Twist Wrapped Ball Ornaments

  3. Bell in a Ball Ornament

  4. Hand Knit Ball Ornament

  5. Crochet Christmas Ball Ornaments

  6. Upcycled Fabric Ornament


Gorgeous Glitter Pine Cone Wreath

If you love Christmas crafts, you will want to make all of the projects found in our collection, 19 Pine Cone Crafts for Christmas. In this collection you will find so many creative and beautiful pine cone crafts for adults and children alike. These crafts are game changers for your holiday decor.




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This is a very simple yet pretty and different ornament. You can make so many additions to it to make it your own. Different color snow or tinsel. The balls can be made in different sizes too. It's only limited by your imagination. Thank you for sharing this great idea.


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