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Homemade String Snowball Christmas Tree Ornament

Homemade Snowball Christmas Tree ornament

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Snowball Christmas Tree Ornament

This homemade Snowball Christmas Tree ornament is easy and fun for everyone to make.

When our kids were young, every year we would try to make at least one new Christmas tree ornament.

Making homemade Christmas tree ornaments is a good way at a busy time of the year to spend quality time with your children.

This Snowball Christmas tree ornament is easy and stress free to make.

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What You Will Need

A lot of string. Like a ball or however it comes

Bottle of crafting white glue

water

balloons

glitter,white or any color you like

clothes pins to hang wet ornaments with

1 pin

tweezers

small paint brush

Piece of metallic string for ornament hanger


Making a Snowball Ornament

First take some of the glue and add to a bowl, add a enough water to make it easy to paint with.

Blow up balloon to the size of an ornament, take the string and tie under the knot of the balloon. Place a dab of glue on the other end of the balloon to hold the string in place.

Start wrapping the string around the ball in every direction, after there is enough string cut the end and stick to the glue at the one end of the balloon.

Next, take a small paint brush and dip in the glue mixture and paint over the string till all is covered. Hang the balloon with the clothes pin to dry for at least two hours or use a hair dryer to dry faster. You can make a line to hang the ornaments from by using something to tye the string from one point to the other.

After the string is dried take the pin and pop the balloon, use tweezers to pick the broken pieces out of the string ball.

Put a dab of glue on one end and paste the metallic ornament string to one end.

Take the paint brush, dip in the glue and paint onto the string ball. Roll or shake glitter all over the string ball. Let dry, now your ornament is ready to hang.


Comments

Regina on December 17, 2017:

Is the picture of your actual ornaments or just examples of the concept? I'm curious how you got them so perfectly round? What size balloon do you use?

kland on November 26, 2015:

I was so excited to make these with my two daughters. The first day we did the string and glue. The balloons had to dry overnight. I was so disappointed on the second day when I pierced the first balloon and the string started imploding into the shriveled balloon. None of the them held the shape. Not sure what I did wrong.

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on January 08, 2013:

Wow, that sounds wonderful! Thank you for the addition.

Bradlerdad on January 02, 2013:

We attached fishing line to some dimensional snowflakes and stuck them in the balloons before we blew them up, carefull to add a lot of extra string in the balloon so it can be cut below the knot of the balloon. We made adjustments to the heights of the snowflakes after we popped the balloon so that it hung in the middle of the ball. It gives the ornament another dimension.

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on February 16, 2011:

Peggy, thank you your visit. It is a fun way to spend time with your kids or gkids, all year not just at Christmas

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 15, 2011:

I had forgotten about these! Thanks for the reminder. These homemade string snowball Christmas tree ornaments are really pretty in addition to being a fun family project. Rated useful and up!

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 24, 2010:

Kelly, Merry Christmas and thank you for visiting homemade string snowball ornament.

kelly on December 24, 2010:

I have seen these before- they are neat and kids like to do them!

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 14, 2010:

Hello, thank you for visiting. Nice to hear from you again

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 14, 2010:

june, Happy Holiday to you and your family.

I would like to see them

Hello, hello, from London, UK on December 14, 2010:

Simple and clever. Thank you for sharing.

Richard Francis Fleck from Denver, Colorado on December 13, 2010:

Thanks for this good Christmas activity! They do something like that in Ireland with green balloons and red paste-ons.

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 12, 2010:

Katie, your girls would love making these. later when they are grown you could give them back to them for their tree.

Happy Holidays

Tina

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 12, 2010:

Bk, Please let us know how they turn out. Maybe you could send a pic.

Happy Holidays to you

Katie McMurray from Ohio on December 12, 2010:

Cool, very cool thanks for the cool craft. Making homemade snowball Christmas tree ornaments are cool. Thanks:) Peace, Love and Joy :)

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on December 12, 2010:

I like this a lot. I like the sparkly ones. So nice.

Thanks a million for the idea and instructions. I always like to try one new creative idea for Christmas - and this is it!

Yay! And rated up!

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 12, 2010:

Wendy, when you make them send pics. I will add them to my hub.

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 12, 2010:

KK Gals, yes they are very pretty and easy to make. Next time the girls meet for coffee, get the string out!

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 12, 2010:

GG, please stop back and let me know how they turn out. Thank you for your visit

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 12, 2010:

Happy Holidays Dusty! They would look great hanging from a cactus too. LOL

WeNdYpOoPoO from Hudson Valley NY on December 12, 2010:

Awesome idea Mom, I am going to see if I can get the boys to do ths with me and do my tree in them next year in red green and white woot woot you find cool stuff

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on December 12, 2010:

Your snowball ornament looks so pretty hanging in a Christmas tree. The lights seem to make it sparkle. Great craft idea.

GiftedGrandma from USA on December 12, 2010:

Wow! Awesome idea..will have to try sometime. Bookmarking :O)

50 Caliber from Arizona on December 12, 2010:

Tina, voted up and awesome, though I'm a scrooge to the bone, things that get a family together and have quality time involved are great in my book, Peace Dusty

Granny's House (author) from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 11, 2010:

RN, great to see you again. Happy Holiday

Barbara Bethard from Tucson, Az on December 11, 2010:

oh cool!!! I was so NOT into the Christmas spirit until I read this so now I will try my hand at a few ornaments for our cactus tree :) Thank you Granny!!!

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