How to Make Easy Christmas Ornaments

Learn how to dress up clear Christmas balls in three different easy and clever ways—with materials you probably already have!

How to Make Easy Christmas Ornaments

Have a Ball!

Bright paint and simple plastic ornaments create swirly orbs that really wow.

Here's what you need:

Paint filled ornaments

  • clear glass or plastic ball ornaments
  • acrylic paint in assorted colors
  • a paper cup

Here's what to do:

  • Carefully remove the hanging hardware from your ornaments.
  • Squeeze drops of paint through the opening of the ornament, then gently move it around to help the paint run and coat the entire inside of the ornament. Repeat to add as many colors as you'd like.
  • When you've achieved your desired look, place the ornament upside down in the paper cup so that any excess paint will drip out and into the cup (no mess!)
  • When dry, replace the top of the ornament and hang on your tree.

Pom Pom Perfect

These stuffed balls are easy and perfect for adding a little softness or three dimensionality to your tree.

Here's what you need:

easy Christmas ornaments video

  • clear glass or plastic ball ornaments
  • pom poms, assorted colors and sizes
  • feathers, assorted colors and sizes
  • crinkle paper, assorted colors and sizes

Here's what to do:

  • Carefully remove the hanging hardware from your ornaments.
  • Have kids stuff the insides of the ornaments with pom poms, feathers, and crinkle paper to their desired liking.
  • Replace the top of the ornament and hang from tree.

On The Dot

These glittery ornaments will add a pop of sparkle to your holiday decor.

Here's what you need:

On the dot ornament

  • clear glass or plastic ball ornaments
  • adhesive-backed foam dots
  • loose glitter in various colors

Here's what to do:

  • Stick adhesive-backed foam dots all over the outside of your clear ornaments.
  • Place your loose glitter in bowls, then simply dip the dots into the glitter, lightly tapping off any excess into the bowl.
  • Hang ornament and enjoy!