Tried-and-tested ornaments have a special place on every tree but the fun and satisfaction of DIY Christmas ornaments still remains unparalleled. You can turn ornament-making into a fun holiday activity for the entire family with something like glitter foam ball ornaments. Below is a step-wise tutorial on how to make glitter foam ball Christmas ornaments, read on.
Things You Need:
- Colorful glitter foam sheet cut into small circles (I used 6 circles in four colors each)
- Hot glue gun
- Jute twine
- Festive red ribbon bow
Also Read: Let’s Make Pom Pom Gnome Ornaments for Christmas
How to Make Glitter Foam Ball Christmas Ornament
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Steps to Make Glitter Foam Ball Christmas Ornament
- Cut the circles into half
Take one glitter foam sheet circle and slice it into two equal halves. You can draw a line on the material to help you cut them straight or just fold them in the middle and cut over the fold. Repeat the process for every circle.
- Glue the semicircles
Take one semicircle (cut out from the circular glitter foam piece) and apply glue on the glittery side along the diameter.
- Fold the semicircle
After applying glue on the diameter, fold the semicircle and hold it in place until the glue dries.
- Repeat the process
Glue and fold all the semicircles as above. You will arrive at something similar to a half-opened floret or a petal.
- Glue the florets
Arrange the folded floret next to you and start gluing these arches of the same color. Idea is to create a nice semicircle with two arches.
- Follow suit for the rest
Keep gluing arches of similar colored florets to make semicircles from all of them.
- More gluing to do
Once all the small florets are glued together, begin gluing these semicircles one by one to each other.
- Attach the semicircles one by one
Create a colorful pattern by gluing each of the four colors sequentially and repeating it.
- A spherical form emerging
Keep attaching colorful semi-circles one after another and you will see a spherical form emerging.
- The sphere is ready
Glue all the pieces together to form a sphere leaving the center hollow to pass a twine through it.
- Let the glue dry
Cup the sphere in your palms and allow the glue to set it in place.
- Add twine and a bow
You can now put the twine through the opening in the sphere and add a bow on top for a festive look.
- Decorate your home with it
The last step is to make as many as you want and adorn your Christmas tree with these beautiful glitter foam ball ornaments.