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26 DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments

These DIY ball ornament crafts are the best way to get into the Christmas spirit!

By: Carly Nicholas, Editor,
28 DIY Christmas Ball Ornaments

Some of the best memories from Christmases past are the times spent making crafts to hang up around the house. Those memories are what make the holidays so special, especially when those crafts last for years to come.

That's why we've compiled out favorite DIY Christmas ball ornament crafts! Your days will be merry and bright with these crafts hanging from the branches of your Christmas tree. There are so many ways to decorate ball ornaments and make them your own, and we hope these crafts inspire you and get your Christmas creativity flowing.

Painted Ball Ornaments

Who doesn't love painting crafts? These DIY Christmas ball ornaments blend your love of painting with your Christmas spirit to create gorgeous glass baubles. From chalkboard paint to watercolors and three-dimensional painted designs, these projects will make a bold statement as they dangle from your tree. You can't buy ornaments this unique at your local retailer, which makes them that much more special!

Beaded Ball Ornaments

Beading can take a simple piece of decor and turn it into something intricate and detailed. Though they may seem complicated, these beaded ornament crafts come with step-by-step instructions to help you create stunning bead patterns that are truly one-of-a-kind. These beaded DIY ball ornaments take a bit of patience to make, but the results are so gorgeous you'll want to make them by the handful!

Shatterproof Ball Ornaments

If you have a house full of little ones or pets that love to paw at the baubles hanging from your tree, you probably want ornaments that can't be easily broken into a thousand tiny little shards. These shatterproof DIY ball ornaments are the perfect solution to your problem! You can use these projects to bust your scrap fabric and yarn stashes and end up with adorable and unbreakable ornaments that will leave you worry-free!

Glittery Ball Ornaments

There's no time like Christmas time to break out your glitter and shine, which is why you should make one of these sparkly DIY Christmas ornaments! The glitter used in these projects will look gorgeous when they reflect off of the string lights on your tree. Glitter always gives that little extra something to a project and makes things look spunky and full of life. You're going to love making these ornaments as much as you love looking at them.

Mixed Media Ball Ornaments

Clear glass ball ornaments are a blank canvas for all of your creativity. They can instantly become a snow globe of your own design, or decoupaged with unique pieces of scrap paper to make something truly one-of-a-kind. These ornaments can be used as miniature shadowboxes to showcase memories from Christmases past or document a family memory that you want displayed on your tree. These are some of our absolute favorite mixed media DIY ball ornaments, because they take the concept in every direction you can think of! 

Decorating with Ball Ornaments

If your Christmas tree is already stuffed to the brim with ornaments, but you're still looking for a way to craft with them, then these projects are the key! Ball ornaments make stunning home decor outside of the branches of your tree, you just have to get a little crafty with them! You can use these DIY ball ornaments crafts to make unique place settings for your Christmas dinner, one-of-a-kind snow globes, or festive bauble wreaths. The possibilities are endless, and these Christmas crafts will spark your crafting imagination.

Which DIY Christmas ball ornament was your favorite? Share with us in the comments!

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