Wednesday 5 December 2012

Yarn Ball Ornament Tutorial

To add a little yarn to my holiday decor, I decided to make some yarn ball ornaments - super easy to do.

Want to make some of your own?

Well, let me show you how.

To begin, you will need several clear plastic ball ornaments. I bought mine in the after Christmas sales at Michael's last year for maybe $1.00 each.
An assortment of Christmas yarns. The ones that I used are from here, there, and everywhere, eventually finding themselves in my yarn bin, waiting for such a project.
And you will also need a handy dandy glue gun.

To begin, put a gob of glue on your ball and push the end of your yarn into the glue. Once this piece is firmly dried in place, add glue gobs all over your ball and start wrapping your yarn randomly around.

Sorry that I do not have step by step pictures of the gluing and wrapping - I needed to work fast to get the yarn wrapped around the ball before the glue dried.

Never the less, I am sure you can see how this all keep wrapping. And wrapping. Around and around you go.  Until the clear plastic ball is completely covered and you are left with this.
I finished off by putting a gob of glue near the silver thing on top, putting my yarn into the glue and then snipping the end.

Wrap your remaining clear balls with the other yarns that you have.
I hope you have fun making yarn ball ornaments of your own.  They are a great way to make your love of yarn part of your holiday decorating.


  1. These are awesome! I did my own Christmas ornament project this past Christmas. You can find it here:

    1. Thank you April. They were fun to do! I love your ornaments with sheet music strips inside - beautiful and classic.
      Thanks so much for reading,