When it comes to decorating the Christmas tree, many people rely on the traditional glass ball ornament. These are versatile, easy to rework and come in all sizes. They add color and sparkle to your holiday display, and they are a great way to establish a theme for your tree.
Turn a plain glass ball into a personalized ornament by adding a message or a picture of someone special. You can use a simple rub-on transfer to create this effect, or try out some chalkboard paint for a fresh new look.
DIY Ornaments Using Broken Jewelry
Costume jewelry is an ideal material for making ornaments, especially broken pieces that don’t need to be worn anymore. PMQ for Two repurposed a broken necklace into multiple small, sparkling decorations that will make any Christmas tree festive.
These simple ornaments are a great way to show off your artistic talent and also create a thoughtful gift for family and friends.
Fill a Glass Ball Ornament with Paper
The most popular way to decorate a glass ball is to fill it with something. Photos, candy, pom poms, yarn, plants and sequins are all fun choices to fill a clear glass ball. For a unique spin on the traditional filler idea, you can use recycled materials such as shredded book pages or sheet music.
Cut a small hole in the center of a piece of paper and snip out a section that’s the size of the ornament. You can cut a few sheets at a time, so you’ll have a nice supply of scraps to work with when you’re ready to make more.
Affix a Rustic Map to a Glass Ornament
If you’re a fan of maps, you’ll love this fun craft! Grab some Mod Podge and a few maps, then stick them on your glass ball ornament. You’ll need to overlap the pieces to cover all of the ball, but it’s worth it in the end!
You can even mix up the maps to make a really cool design. You could use a vintage map or something more modern, like a satellite view of your home, for instance.
Changing Up A Ball Ornament With Washi Tape
If your ornament is looking dull, try giving it a fresh coat of washi tape. Whether you choose colorful or neutral colors, this quick and easy technique will make your ornament stand out from the rest.
This is a great craft for kids and adults alike! If you have a few old glass ornaments with designs that aren’t your style, try this method to update them.
A marbled effect is easily achieved by dipping a clear glass ornament in gallery glass window color and water. Then, gently swirl the painted ornament to blend the colors.
Another fun painting technique for a glass ball ornament is to add sprinkles to the surface. It’s a quick and inexpensive way to make a festive ornament that’s perfect for kids.
These ornaments are a great way to give your kids something that they’ll enjoy and also make an adorable handmade gift for their friends and family.