Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tutorial: Snowball Ornament

Hello Lovelies!

When my husband and I were first married, we didn't have a whole lot of money to go out and buy Christmas decorations. We went from store to store looking for the cheapest prices on ornaments, wrapping paper, and the Christmas "necessities". I remember REALLY wanting a nativity set, but seriously, those things are expensive!! (We settled on a Fisher-Price Little People nativity set a few years later, but that's neither here nor there...) We raided the dollar store here in town, but the selection was minimal and we didn't want a dozen of the same ornament on the tree so, I decided the cheapest way to display a variation of ornaments would be to just make them. As the years have progressed, we've been trading out the old, ugly ornaments with new, shiny ornaments, but some of those handmade trinkets still grace our tree every year, and I'm going to teach you how to make one of my favorites! Behold! The Snowball Ornament!

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaa! (<--- Angels singing, of course!)

Now, these were created before I owned a hot glue gun meaning they are incredibly easy to make. This may be a good holiday craft for the kids to help with too.


White yarn (I got the fluffiest stuff I could find)
Flat head pins
Styrofoam balls

This is easy. Wrap the yarn around the styrofoam ball. I used a pin to hold the end to the ball, but you can just hold it if you want.

When you've covered the entire ball with yarn, use a pin to hold the end of the strand in place.

The pin is small so you can't even see it!

Next, take a piece of ribbon and cross it like so. Pin the ribbon to the snowball near the pin you used to hold the end of the yarn. This will be the loop you use to hang it one the tree.

And finished! I told you it was easy. I was honestly worried they would fall apart since there is no adhesive used, but I've had them for 7 years and they haven't fallen apart yet! I still have about 10 of these on my tree. They're subtle. I like that.

I left mine plain, but you could easily dress them up with a bow at the base of the ribbon or with some brightly colored yarn. The sky's the limit!



  1. Great blog! I am now a new follower. :)


  2. What a lovely little ornament - and so simple to make!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Wow, your snow ball looks like it is real! Wonderful snowball, terrific tutorial.I have joined your followers list and would love to have you join me as well. Season's Greetings. Hugs, Gayle

  4. Adorable! Thanks for linking up with Handmade on Humpday!!

  5. AW so sweet and cute! I love snow balls :) great idea

  6. Cute! Will make some for my daughter's little white christmas tree. Thank you for sharing!

    Following your lovely blog. I am also inviting you to join Autumn Blog Hop 2011 at Momma's Lounge ( http://olahmomma.com/momlounge ) where you meet more mom bloggers; shout away; add your giveaways and/or blog and business links; and get featured by sharing your crafts, recipes and interesting musings.

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  7. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  8. Adorable tutorial and LOVELY NEW SITE! Fabulous job.

    So glad that you came by this week ;-)

  9. Very cute! I love that it's so simple!

  10. This is beyond cute and since we don't get much snow in Louisiana, I should make a fake one for our tree! Love it!

  11. This is so adorable! Thanks for coming by Wild Olive. You should add it to the link up on my blog! http://wildolive.blogspot.com/2011/12/ornamentation-link-up.html

  12. Danny, this is an absolutely charming ornament!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

    Warmest wishes,

  13. I wish I had something new this week, Jenn! I had this brilliant idea that turned out to be not so brilliant... I had to scrap the whole project. I am making some earrings, but they are not finished yet. Maybe tomorrow. :)

  14. Its adorable, this is going on my list. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  15. Thank you so much! I love new followers!


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