DIY Christmas balls

DIY Christmas balls, here’s how


With Christmas just around the corner and with the streets and shops fully decorated, we start thinking about how to decorate the rooms of our homes.
There are tons of original ideas, such as using i Christmas villages in miniature, or puppets, candles and centerpieces to make every room better.

Christmas lovers, in addition to beautify the domestic environmentsare starting to buy everything needed to decorate the Christmas tree.
Choosing, perhaps, the color among those that are in fashion this year.


Obviously, the color choice it is only the first step; a thousand indecisions will follow on what to place at the tip, which decorations to buy, which lights to place and, above all, which Christmas balls to hang.

To help people choose, we have created a mini guide that can suggest original ideas for creating DIY balls for the Christmas tree.
For example, we will see how create balls con ribbon and flowerswith glitter and string or with colored salt.

How to make Christmas balls with pins and ribbon


It often happens that we get tired of the classic Christmas decorations and feel like completely renovating the look of the Christmas tree. Clearly, this choice involves a not exactly minimal expense, considering current prices: a complete kit exceeds 100 euros, figures that often hold back our idea of ​​restoration.

However, there is a way to make it economic our decision.

One might think of make the balls Christmas independently.

The necessities


One of the ways to do this is to obtain a set of polystyrene balls (the kit of 100 balls on Amazon costs about 11.50 euros), glue, pins for clothes and colored ribbon, the total is about 30 euros.

La Figurina fabric Christmas balls

First you need to drill at one point ours polystyrene ballso as to insert a folded and glued ribbon on itself, this will allow us to hang the sphere on the tree.

The next step will be to create fantasies with colored ribbons fixing them with dress pins.

This will allow the tape not to fall and not to fill the ball with glue, which with the heat of the house could cause it to lose its grip.
To give a further touch of art, you could opt for the addition of small fabric flowers, hooking them, with the same technique, to the polystyrene.

How to make DIY Christmas balls with buttons


Similarly to what we saw before, it is possible to create Christmas balls con i buttons. To do this you will need a series of materials necessary for the creation of our Christmas decorations to be successful.

To do these do it yourself ballsfirst you will need to get some Christmas balls, at this point we could recycle old decorations or buy very cheap new ones, or opt for polystyrene balls.

DIY Christmas balls with Creative Mamy buttonsDIY Christmas balls with Creative Mamy buttons

Once purchased, you will need to get some glue and some colored buttons according to our tastes. The first thing to do is to hook the string which will allow the ball to be placed on the tree. From that point, proceeding spiralit will be necessary to glue all the buttons that we have set aside.

To do this, a drop of glue on the button and a slight pressure for a few seconds on the button will suffice ball. Taste is subjective, but the creation of these balls can generate real forms of art, perhaps with extravagant or, why not, elegant colors.

Making Christmas balls with a felt-tip pen


You can really go all out for decorate our tree.
The techniques are endless and another of these that is very successful, especially among children, is to decorate Christmas balls with felt-tip pens.

To do this you will need to buy some Christmas balls white o transparent as in the photo, perhaps satin, which allow them to be worked better, or to buy polystyrene spheres.

Cchobby designed Christmas ballsCchobby designed Christmas balls

At this point, you will need to get some coloured pens and proceed to make a drawing to trace, or draw everything with the pointillism technique.
In the photo we see the drawing of a snowflake, to replicate it it will be sufficient to obtain a gold marker.

Obviously, based on the taste of adults and children, other colors will be necessary, especially if you choose to let the children have fun making the new ones independently DIY Christmas ballsso as to make them the protagonists of one of the most beautiful parties of the year.

DIY Christmas baubles with glitter


Another way to decorate the tree by creating special DIY Christmas balls is to apply some glitter.
To do this there are two different techniques, the first involves the use of glitter powder and glue, the second involves the use of sequins and glue.

To use the first technique it will be necessary to purchase some polystyrene Christmas balls, some liquid glue to brush around the ball and some glitter powder.
At this point, it will be necessary to let our decorations dry.

DIY Christmas balls with Creative Mamy payetteCreative Mamy DIY Christmas balls with sequins

Eventually, as in previous creations, it will be necessary drill with a pin a point of our ball, fill it with liquid glue and insert a useful ribbon inside to be able to place it in one of the branches of the Christmas tree.

The second technique has a preparation similar to the glittery Christmas ball but with the use of sequins. In this case, it will be necessary to purchase sequins such as those that are sewn onto clothes.

On Amazon are available the kit of 15 colors about 12 euro.
It is necessary to glue them on the polystyrene ball with liquid glue to brush and let it dry.

DIY Christmas ball with colored salt


Another technique, used very often in creative workshops and in elementary schools, is to use colored salt for the decorations.
This technique tends to be preferred for the creation of relief and multicolored decorations.

The procedure is very simple; it will be necessary to buy some polystyrene balls, as done previously, of the liquid glue to brush and some colored salt. At this point we just have to indulge our imagination.

DIY Christmas balls with Creative Mamy colored saltDIY Christmas balls with Creative Mamy colored salt

For example, helping us with a morning, we could draw lines around the ball to decorate each one with a different color.
Once the design has been sketched, it will be possible to apply a layer of liquid glue and lay down the colored salt, let the layer dry and repeat the process until the ball is complete, perhaps like the one in the photo.

Surely this process requires a lot of preparation long compared to the other techniques seen so far, but it will ensure an exhilarating result, making especially the little ones entertained in the preparation of the Christmas balls.

Elegant DIY Christmas balls


The last technique that we will analyze in this short guide on handmade Christmas balls is that which concerns the creation of DIY twine balls.
This is the simplest technique of all, you don’t need too many tools and it is also the fastest of all.

To generate an excellent result, as in the following photo, it will be necessary to obtain some thread or string, according to our tastes, preferably multicolored and some vinyl glue.

DIY Twine Christmas BaublesDIY Twine Christmas Baubles

For this technique there are no balls to retrieve or buy, we could wrap the string around some rolled up paper.

How to proceed


At this point, we will need to proceed by selecting a color of ours string or purchased thread, begin to twist all around a ball of paper and brush, from time to time, paper and string with vinyl glue.
In this way, once dry, we will have a Christmas ball made with very few euros.

The techniques seen here are just some of the hundreds possible that the art of do-it-yourself grants us. However, the ones proposed here are among the most simple and fast to make, spending little and decorating ours in an original way Christmas tree 2022.


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