Make it a handicrafts Christmas!

DIY Christmas decorations: New designs for last year's ornaments 

Tired of combing the web for unique DIY Christmas craft ideas? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, we’ve got the guide for you! Give those old ornaments a facelift with our guide on 3 ways to decorate ball ornaments. Don’t be a grinch this year, have fun and make it a DIY Christmas!

Christmas craft idea: Old ornaments, new look!

Looking for a fun way to update your tree this year? Give those old ball ornaments a new look! DIY Christmas ornaments are a fun and affordable way to update your decorations for the holiday season. We’ve got 3 ideas for decorating ball ornaments that will spruce up your tree!

How to make DIY Christmas ornaments: What you need to get started

Giving old ball ornaments a makeover is simple, and only requires a few materials. Here are some ideas for what you can use to add a special touch to plain ball ornaments. Here’s what you need. 

  • Ball ornaments 
  • Glue
  • Optional decorations: 
    • glitter 
    • craft jewels 
    • fake snow 
    • ribbon 
    • lace 
    • other festive trim

What glue should I use? 

  • For plastic ball ornaments: We recommend Loctite Precision Pen for  drawing precise lines and dots.  
  • For glass ball ornaments: Reach for Loctite Extreme Glue – No Drip Gel. This specially formulated glass glue is particularly good at bonding non-porous surfaces. For gluing little details like glitter or craft jewels to glass ornaments, this is the best glue for the job. 
  • For full coverage on both glass and plastic ornaments: Loctite Spray Adhesive Multi-Purpose is the right choice.

How to make DIY Christmas ball ornaments: 3 ideas

Once you’ve gathered all your materials, turn on your favorite holiday music and let the fun begin!

Here’s how to make a glitter ball ornament.

  1. Hold the ornament firmly, and place Loctite Extreme Glue – No Drip Gel applicator directly on the glass.
  2. Squeezing the bottle slowly, make designs with the glue (e.g. polka dots or squiggly lines). 
  3. Sprinkle glitter over the design, let it set for a couple minutes, and lightly shake off any excess. 
  4. Rotate the bulb and repeat the process on the other side.

Here’s how to make a snow kissed ornament.

  1. Working in a well-ventilated area, spray Loctite Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive evenly over the surface of the ornament. Work in sections if necessary.
  2. Roll the ornament in a bowl of fake snow to make it adhere to the surface.
  3. Gently shake the ornament to release any extra snow. Set aside to dry. 

Here’s how to make a ribbon wrapped ornament.

  1. Pre-measure and cut strips of holiday ribbon to size. You can wrap ribbon vertically and horizontally around the ornament. 
  2. Apply glue: For extra pinpoint accuracy in a pen form, try Loctite Precision Pen. 
  3. Fix ribbon to the ornament. 
  4. Add additional trim like craft gems, bows, or bells. Set aside to dry.