DIY Yarn Ball Ornaments


I love adding color to our Christmas and I love oversized ornaments that make a statement on a Christmas tree. These DIY yarn ball ornaments deliver both!
how to make yarn ball ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
DIY Yarn Ball Ornaments from All Things G&D
how to make yarn ball ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
To make, I gathered up my strands of yarn, some balloons, and a variety of glue sources we had around the house. I used 12″ balloons for this project, blown up about halfway – just to the point where they got round in shape.
how to make yarn ball ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Stir strands of yarn into a container filled with glue (thin slightly with water if necessary) to coat. Wrap yarn around your balloon, continuing to wet additional strands with glue until your balloon is covered as much as you’d like. Tuck final strand beneath other strands so it does not pull apart off of the balloon.
how to make yarn ball ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
I tied a strand of yarn around the end of the balloon and hung it from my upper kitchen cabinets to dry. Be sure to place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper underneath the balloons to catch any glue that might drip from the bottom of them as they dry.
Check out my blog post (link below) for a review on best glues to use for this project.
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Let yarn balls dry at least 24 hours (more if needed) and then pop the balloon inside and pull it out of the yarn circle frame. String a new strand of yarn through the top, and that’s all there is to it!
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  • Ashley
    on Oct 21, 2016

    Hello, I tried this and let dry for 18 hours, when I pop the balloon the yarn is sticking to it so the ball crushes. Ever run into this?

  • Christina Beth Simpson
    on Apr 19, 2017

    You used 3 different types of glue. Of those 3, which did you find worked the best? Held up, stayed together, did leave dried crusts all over the finished project, dried the fastest, etc.

  • Linda
    on Sep 25, 2018

    I did these twice and my balloons leaked and so the balls were

    mis-sharpened by morning. I believe I tied them tightly so I'm not sure what happened? Do you know or have any advice?

    • Jamie Joyner
      on Nov 15, 2018

      Sometimes balloons and ball expand in the heat and shrink in the cold. Try keeping them in a warm area and see if that helps.

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  • Kundy
    on Nov 1, 2018

    Yes


  • Kundy
    on Nov 1, 2018

    I tried but did not come out well and it was not hard I did not know where I was wrong. I used only one type of office glue. Please help me about sugar water



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