DIY Christmas Beach Ball Ornaments

5 Materials
1 Hour

I saw these DIY Christmas balls made from beach balls online and thought they looked easy to make (and they were, thanks to the tutorial). But first I had to go to 1 Target and 2 different Walmarts to find beach balls. I live in FLORIDA people. You’d think every Walmart and Target in this area would have beach balls year round. But, nope! The 2nd Walmart I visited did the trick. I bought 4 balls.

Next I had to find some medium sized food containers to use for the tops. I had some in the fridge so I emptied them into tupperwear and cleaned them out. I had wire coat hangers in the closet to use for the hooks. 

For the other materials, I went to Home Depot and bought the silicone glue the tutorial said to by, and this awesome metallic spray paint that I’ve been spraying every  empty wine bottle I come across (or maybe drank).

I bent the coat hangers into a U-shape and stuck them into the sides of the food containers, then spray painted them. 

Once the coat hangers are inserted into the container you will need to bend the coat hangers up a bit inside of the container to make them stay.

Next, I glued the food containers to the tops of my balls using the silicone glue (waited for the glue to dry overnight) then my husband helped me hang them in the tree. 

The silicone glue did not hold after a rather windy night so I ended up using Gorilla Glue instead and that did the trick!

I made these balls over 2 years ago and they have lasted! Even after we stored them in our garage attic. I had to re-glue a few of them but overall they have kept up well.

Hope you liked my oversized ornament. Please check out my blog for a more detailed description.

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  • Countess Cool Grandma
    on Nov 13, 2018

    What about if you live in the States where it's cold, snow and ice. Do you think they would hold up.

    • Suzy Googoo
      on Nov 13, 2018

      Yes. The ones I made for my sister held up for 5 years and she just applied another quick coat of plastic paint.

  • Kathy Haines Cramer
    on Nov 13, 2018

    This may be a dumb question, but you deflate them when they are stored, correct? Do the tops still stay glued on? It's not a problem, really to re-glue them I bet.

    • Stephie McCarthy
      on Dec 5, 2018

      Sweet! And also thanks for the name of that brilliant metal effects paint … it's just what I need for a faux-mirror effect I'm working on the back of a door.

      ´*•.¸ Stephie ¸.•*´

  • Chris
    on Nov 14, 2018

    Could the plastic balls be spray painted a metallic color??

    • Abigail Ellis
      on Nov 14, 2018

      I would assume as long as you are using a spray paint that is good for plastic, you could totally do that!

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  • Stephie McCarthy
    on Dec 5, 2018

    Sweet! And also thanks for the name of that brilliant metal effects paint … it's just what I need for a faux-mirror effect I'm working on the back of a door.

    ´*•.¸ Stephie ¸.•*´

  • Cherie
    on Dec 12, 2018

    These are so cute and I love the fact they are super large! May do this next year!

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