A Breathtaking Jumbo Christmas Ball Wreath in 3 Easy Steps

7 Materials
20 Minutes

Christmas balls aren't just for hanging on your trees. They are truly a versatile DIY staple for the holiday season.

Today, I will show you how I used them to make this swoon-worthy jumbo Christmas ball wreath that I hung on my outside window to bring the festive season to my doorstep.

Let's get started with this DIY oversized Christmas decoration idea.

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Giant pool noodle wreath

1. Create the giant wreath form

Start by connecting the ends of 2 pool noodles using duct tape. 

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Ends of 2 pool noodles placed on a piece of duct tape

Place the end of each pool noodle on the sticky side of a piece of duct tape that is about twelve inches long.

Securing 2 pool noodles together with duct tape

Roll the duct tape over the ends of the pool noodles, securing them together.

Using duct tape to connect the other ends of the pool noodles

Now connect the other ends in the same manner to create a complete circle.


Sometimes pool noodles don't want to cooperate, if this happens manipulate them a little bit and they will become more pliable.  

Wired jute used to create a hanger for the Christmas ball wreath

2. Create a hanger

Cut a 25-inch length of rustic wire or wire that is covered with jute, or other protective material. Fold that in half and slip this under the pool noodle so the loop is on one side.

Adding a hanger to the jumbo wreath form

Bring the tails of the wire up and over the pool noodle and twist it several times around the loop. This will create a secure hanger.

Gluing Christmas balls to the wreath form

3. Decorate with Christmas balls

Attach the ornament balls to the outer perimeter of the jumbo wreath form with the top facing down so that once it's glued to the side, the top tip won't be visible.


Applying hot glue to the Christmas ball

Don't put the glue directly on the pool noodle because it will melt. Instead, put glue on the ornament and let it cool for just a couple of seconds before attaching it to the outside of the pool noodle. 

Adhering a Christmas ball to the inner circle of the jumbo wreath form

Hold the ornament in place for a few seconds in order to let the glue cool and ensure it is secure. You will also need to put a little bit of glue between the ornaments as you add them around the circle. This will help secure them in place so that none fall off when the wreath is complete. Continue sticking them around the entire wreath form. 


Have fun mixing and matching the colors of the ornaments that you use.


Gluing a second layer of Christmas balls to the inner circle of the pool noodle wreath form

Once the outside is done, start adhering ornaments to the inside of the wreath. If you like, you can stop after you have glued one complete inner circle.


I want my wreath to be pretty hefty and full of ornaments so I'm gluing an additional circle of ornaments. Just stick one ornament to the other and hold it in place until it is cooled. 


Christmas wreath with ornaments

When the outside and inside perimeters of the pool noodle circle have been covered with ornaments, fill in the middle. This is when your wreath really starts to take shape.

Adding miniature Christmas balls to the jumbo wreath

Once the majority of the pool noodle surface has been covered, start gluing smaller ornaments into the gaps.

Adding Christmas picks to the Christmas ball wreath

Add extra texture and interest by pasting greenery or Christmas picks to any gaps.

DIY pool noodle Christmas wreath

Now you have a dramatic giant Christmas ball wreath.

A breathtaking jumbo Christmas ball wreath in 3 easy steps


Display your Christmas ball wreath in an outdoor window and share its festive disposition with your neighbors.


Don't forget to share your own DIY Christmas wreaths in the comments.


Happy holidays everyone!

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  • Tara Eason Tara Eason on Dec 13, 2022

    How did you keep your wreath straight?

    I guess what I'm trying to say is with all the weight from the Christmas ball's and the noodles. After all noodles are flimsy. Did you put something on the back of your wreath like a round border?

  • Vicki Kelsey Vicki Kelsey on Dec 15, 2022

    Hi how many blubs did you use?

  • Kristi Kristi on Dec 15, 2022

    This is my FAVE!!!

    mom so how many packs of the large ornaments did you need ? And HOW did you get all of that for 20$?? I really need to know cause I want to make this asap!!!

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