Christmas Kids' Craft: Yarn Ball Ornaments

Cover inexpensive foam balls with yarn to create a trendy, rustic Christmas ornament.

Yarn Ornaments

Easy Yarn Ball Ornaments

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Cover inexpensive foam balls with yarn to create a rustic Christmas ornament the kids can hang on the tree or use to top wrapped gifts. Choose traditional wool or synthetic yarn for a smooth look or get creative by wrapping the balls with fun, novelty yarns with fluffy, faux-fur textures or variegated colors.

By: Kim Stoegbauer

Materials Needed:

  • foam balls in various sizes
  • yarn (desired colors/styles)
  • tacky glue
  • small paper clips
  • scissors

Add Hook for Hanging

Insert a small paper clip into the top of the foam ball.

Foam Ball and Hook

Add Hook For Hanging

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Attach Yarn

Dab a small amount of glue onto the foam ball around the paper clip loop; place the end of the yarn in the loop's center, then wrap the yarn around the top of the foam ball in a circular motion (Image 1). Add more glue and continue wrapping the yarn around the foam ball, being sure to press the yarn firmly down into the glue (Image 2). Once foam ball is completely covered, cut yarn and glue end to the bottom of the ball (Image 3).

Hang on Tree

Loop twine through paper clip loop and tie in a bow to hang the completed ornament on the tree. Tip: These also make great gift toppers and wreath embellishments (Image 2).

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