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Homemade String Snowball Christmas Tree Ornament

Updated on December 22, 2010

Homemade Snowball Christmas Tree ornament

Snowball Christmas Tree Ornament

This homemade Snowball Christmas Tree ornament is easy and fun for everyone to make.

When our kids were young, every year we would try to make at least one new Christmas tree ornament.

Making homemade Christmas tree ornaments is a good way at a busy time of the year to spend quality time with your children.

This Snowball Christmas tree ornament is easy and stress free to make.

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What You Will Need

A lot of string. Like a ball or however it comes

Bottle of crafting white glue

water

balloons

glitter,white or any color you like

clothes pins to hang wet ornaments with

1 pin

tweezers

small paint brush

Piece of metallic string for ornament hanger


Making a Snowball Ornament

First take some of the glue and add to a bowl, add a enough water to make it easy to paint with.

Blow up balloon to the size of an ornament, take the string and tie under the knot of the balloon. Place a dab of glue on the other end of the balloon to hold the string in place.

Start wrapping the string around the ball in every direction, after there is enough string cut the end and stick to the glue at the one end of the balloon.

Next, take a small paint brush and dip in the glue mixture and paint over the string till all is covered. Hang the balloon with the clothes pin to dry for at least two hours or use a hair dryer to dry faster. You can make a line to hang the ornaments from by using something to tye the string from one point to the other.

After the string is dried take the pin and pop the balloon, use tweezers to pick the broken pieces out of the string ball.

Put a dab of glue on one end and paste the metallic ornament string to one end.

Take the paint brush, dip in the glue and paint onto the string ball. Roll or shake glitter all over the string ball. Let dry, now your ornament is ready to hang.


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      Barbara Bethard 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh cool!!! I was so NOT into the Christmas spirit until I read this so now I will try my hand at a few ornaments for our cactus tree :) Thank you Granny!!!

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      RN, great to see you again. Happy Holiday

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      Tina, voted up and awesome, though I'm a scrooge to the bone, things that get a family together and have quality time involved are great in my book, Peace Dusty

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      GiftedGrandma 6 years ago from USA

      Wow! Awesome idea..will have to try sometime. Bookmarking :O)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your snowball ornament looks so pretty hanging in a Christmas tree. The lights seem to make it sparkle. Great craft idea.

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      WeNdYpOoPoO 6 years ago from Hudson Valley NY

      Awesome idea Mom, I am going to see if I can get the boys to do ths with me and do my tree in them next year in red green and white woot woot you find cool stuff

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Happy Holidays Dusty! They would look great hanging from a cactus too. LOL

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      GG, please stop back and let me know how they turn out. Thank you for your visit

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      KK Gals, yes they are very pretty and easy to make. Next time the girls meet for coffee, get the string out!

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Wendy, when you make them send pics. I will add them to my hub.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I like this a lot. I like the sparkly ones. So nice.

      Thanks a million for the idea and instructions. I always like to try one new creative idea for Christmas - and this is it!

      Yay! And rated up!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Cool, very cool thanks for the cool craft. Making homemade snowball Christmas tree ornaments are cool. Thanks:) Peace, Love and Joy :)

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Bk, Please let us know how they turn out. Maybe you could send a pic.

      Happy Holidays to you

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Katie, your girls would love making these. later when they are grown you could give them back to them for their tree.

      Happy Holidays

      Tina

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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thanks for this good Christmas activity! They do something like that in Ireland with green balloons and red paste-ons.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Simple and clever. Thank you for sharing.

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      june, Happy Holiday to you and your family.

      I would like to see them

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Hello, thank you for visiting. Nice to hear from you again

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      kelly 6 years ago

      I have seen these before- they are neat and kids like to do them!

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Kelly, Merry Christmas and thank you for visiting homemade string snowball ornament.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I had forgotten about these! Thanks for the reminder. These homemade string snowball Christmas tree ornaments are really pretty in addition to being a fun family project. Rated useful and up!

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Peggy, thank you your visit. It is a fun way to spend time with your kids or gkids, all year not just at Christmas

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      Bradlerdad 4 years ago

      We attached fishing line to some dimensional snowflakes and stuck them in the balloons before we blew them up, carefull to add a lot of extra string in the balloon so it can be cut below the knot of the balloon. We made adjustments to the heights of the snowflakes after we popped the balloon so that it hung in the middle of the ball. It gives the ornament another dimension.

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      Granny's House 4 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Wow, that sounds wonderful! Thank you for the addition.

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      kland 17 months ago

      I was so excited to make these with my two daughters. The first day we did the string and glue. The balloons had to dry overnight. I was so disappointed on the second day when I pierced the first balloon and the string started imploding into the shriveled balloon. None of the them held the shape. Not sure what I did wrong.

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