DIY Christmas Ornaments: String or Twine Balls

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I made some more Christmas ornaments this past weekend that I am excited to share with you today.  These string covered ornaments were easy to make and came together fairly quickly.  I made six ornaments in less than two hours while watching TV.  These probably would have come together even faster, if I had not kept getting sucked into the shows.

Twine OrnamentsThis is the third post in my DIY Christmas Ornaments series.  So if you are just tuning in and missed my earlier ornament posts, here are the links to my clothespin reindeer and salt dough snowflakes.  I have quite a few additional ornaments that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the next couple of weeks.  To make sure that you don’t miss any of my DIY ornament posts, please consider subscribing to my blog by clicking on the envelope icon to the right and entering your email address or following me on Pinterest.

I used the scissors to poke a hole large enough for the twine in the bottom of the foam ball.  I filled the hole with glue and then inserted the string.

Twine OrnamentsWorking in sections, I spread glue on the foam ball and then glued the string to the ball working in circles around the ball.  I repeated until the entire ball was covered with string.  (I used the yellow cookie cutter in the picture below to keep the ball upright so I could take the photo.)

Twine OrnamentOnce the entire ball was covered with string, I coated the entire covered ball with a thin layer of glue.  (I just put a dollop of glue on the ball and then spread it around with my hands.  It was messy, but it got the job done quickly.)

Twine OrnamentWhile the glue was still wet, I cut a paperclip into three pieces as shown in the photo below.

Twine OrnamentI stuck one of the pieces into the top of the ball.  I placed the ball on a piece of plastic from the package the foam balls came in and let it dry for about two hours.

Twine OrnamentI threaded a piece of ribbon through the paperclip loop.

Twine OrnamentTwine OrnamentI then threaded a piece of embroidery thread through the paperclip loop and tied the ends together for hanging.

Twine OrnamentTo make the ornaments, I used the following:

Ornament Supplies

  • String or twine (I used Natural Polished Hemp)
  • White glue
  • 6 foam balls
  • 2 paperclips
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Thread for hanging (I used silver embroidery thread)
  • Ribbon (optional)


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DIY Christmas Ornaments: String or Twine Balls — 13 Comments

  1. Marie,
    These are so cute. I can’t wait to start my Christmas crafts. I love the twine ball. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.

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