Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Every few years I like to change the look of my Christmas tree, but I don't like to buy all new ornaments. So, I'm always on the lookout for new ideas to change the looks of the Christmas balls that I already have on the tree or for other uses for the old Christmas balls.
Christmas tree ball crafts helps me make new tree ornaments without buying new ones.I started my Google search, looking for new and creative crafts using Christmas balls, and was so excited to find a great number of Christmas ball projects that had pictures and instructions for making the craft.
Make your own beautiful fabric scrap Christmas balls, as shown above, by following the tutorial here.
1. Christmas Crochet
Now is the time to start making wonderful Christmas ornaments for your tree or to give to others as gifts. You'll find the directions for crocheting the cute ornaments shown here, at the Wonderful DI site.
2. Glitter Twine Ball Ornament
It's amazing how elegant a twine ball ornament can look with the addition of a sprinkling of glitter. Find out how to make these glitter ball ornaments by going to the thinking closet for the tutorial.
3. Snow Globe Ornaments
Very pretty snow globe ornaments that are also inexpensive to make. You'll want to make a dozen of these for your tree. Find the tutorial for making the snow globe ornaments at Nellie Bellie .
4. Christmas Chandelier
I love this beautiful, elegant chandelier made using clear Christmas tree balls. Find the directions at DIY Passion. Outstanding!!
5. Coastal Ornaments
What a beautiful Christmas tree decorating idea for a rustic home or cabin. If you love the seashore and everything that is coastal, you'll love making these ornaments for your tree. Find the tutorial for making these ornaments at Sand&Sisal.
6. Glitter Balls
Easy enough to let the kids help with making these glitter balls. For the instructions, go to All Kids NETWORK.
7. Chalkboard Ornament
Personalize a chalkboard ornament by writing names of family members or friends on them.
8. Elegant Crystal Balls
Imagine all the ways you could use these beautiful crystal balls, anytime of the year. A bowl of these crystal balls would make an elegant lamp table piece, or a teenage girl could make them to hang from her bedroom ceiling. I love these crystal balls, the tutorial can be found at craftberry bush.
9. Marble Painted Christmas Ornaments
So easy and yet so impressive. Find out how to marble paint Christmas balls by going to the KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG.
10. Christmas Ball Wreath
Here is a project which will use up a number of old ball ornaments,or new ones, and you'll be so pleased with the beautiful Christmas ball wreath that you'll have made.
11. Elegant Ornament Pomanders
These are truly elegant pomanders made using ball ornaments. Go to HGTV for the directions.
12. Doily Ornament
If you don't have small doilies, go to the dollar store for some inexpensive ones to use for this project. You'll find the directions at AllFreeCrafts.com.
13. Epsom Salt Ornaments
Who would believe these beautiful ornaments are made using epsom salts. Go to Thrifty Parsonage Living for the instructions.
14. Initial Ornament
A great way to personalize a Christmas ornament. Find the instructions at Magnolia Lane.
15. Rustic Ornaments
Give your tree a rustic, country look by wrapping them in torn fabric. See how they're made by going to the The Ornament Girl’s Blog.
16. Decorator Clear Ornaments
I like this idea for changing the looks of the Christmas balls. creative juice has the instructions for making these ornaments.
17. Stunning Christmas Wreath
A stunning Christmas wreath made from old ornaments. Find the directions for this beautiful wreath at Canadian Living.
18. Crocheted Christmas Baubles
Find out how to make these crocheted ornaments by following the easy directions at MEET ME AT MIKES.
19. Polar Bear Ornaments
20. Photo Christmas Ornament
Start a Christmas tradition by making a photo ornament of the little ones each year. Watch them grow! Get the instructions for making these photo ornaments by going to CREATE-CELEBRATE-EXPLORE.
21. Snowball Wreath
I love the colors in this elegant Christmas wreath. Check out how easy it is to make by going to TWO JUNK CHIX.
22. Snowman Ornament
These are so cute that you'll want to make a whole tree full of these snowman ornaments.
23. Paper Mache Reindeer Ornament
All the reindeer aren't at the North Pole, some will be on your tree. Go to Craft Elf for the directions.
24. Snowman Place Card Ornaments
A very cute addition to the Christmas table that can be used for years afterwards on your tree. Go to Holiday Crafts AND CREATIONS for the directions.
25. Shabby Chic Ornaments
Who would have believed that you could use scraps of different fabrics and a few buttons or fixings would result in these unique Christmas balls. Find the instructions at creative JUICE.
26. Stamped Burlap Balls
This is a project that can be used in many more ways than as tree ornaments. A bowl of stamped burlap balls( use different words like love, faith, family, etc) would be a beautiful conversation starter. Find the instructions for this outstanding project at blliss bloom blog.
27. Pretty in Pink
If you want a new look for your tree this year, why not use pink and white ball decorations? See how easy it is to make these beautiful pink Christmas tree balls by going to Craftster for the instructions.
28. Whimsical Santa Ornament
The kids will love helping you make a Santa ornament like this one. Find the instructions at the Craftbits.com site.
29. Glitter Ball Tutorial
Find a really good tutorial for making glitter ornaments by going to the GREENBEAN’S CRAFTEROLE site.
30. Handprint Snowman Ornaments
These little handprint snowman ornaments are soooo cute. Find the instructions for making them at little bit funky.
31. Sock Ornaments
Use Dollar Store Christmas themed socks to make beautiful tree ornaments using the instructions that you'll find at Saved by Love Creations.
32. Bauble Pinatas
The image above shows Christmas ball pinatas made using paper lanterns, which I think is a terrific idea. But if you want to make small pinatas to hang on your tree, you can find 3" paper lanterns at your craft store or here. You can make these colorful Christmas ball pinatas by following the instructions given at Curbly.
33. Music Sheet Christmas Ornament
Make beautiful Christmas ornaments using music sheets. Find the instructions at i heart naptime.
34. Glitter Glue Christmas Balls
CREATE-CELEBRATE-EXPLORE is the place to go for the instructions on making these simple, easy ornaments.
35. Golden Snitch Christmas Ball
The Harry Potter fans that you know will love this ornament. Find the instructions for making it at THE LEAKY CAULDRON.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer
Do you make Christmas ball crafts? - or leave a comment.
gatornic15 on November 25, 2012:
I like the Christmas ball wreath. Blessed
Soldiersister8184 on November 23, 2012:
Thank you for setting this up. I am trying to simplify our holidays and find more things the kids can be involved with, so I appreciate this a ton!
olmpal on November 21, 2012:
So many Christmas tree ball crafts I would never think of! And they are all so lovely!
purpleslug on November 20, 2012:
There are to many that I really like. I would like to make one of the wreaths, snowman name card, epson salt one and the music sheet ornament. Great lens! Thanks!
RuthieDenise on November 18, 2012:
I think the epsom salt ones look really Christmassy!
ulapteva on November 16, 2012:
this lens smells like a Christmass tree :)