How to Make Giant Christmas Ornaments

Light up your exterior entryway with these fun and festive oversized ornaments.

Lighted Outdoor Ornaments 01:47

Use acrylic globe shades to make a set of giant lighted outdoor ornaments.

Materials Needed

  • acrylic light fixture globe
  • 10' battery-operated string lights
  • (1) 28-ounce plastic food storage bowl
  • matte gold spray paint (or desired color)
  • craft knife
  • (1) #6 1/4" screw eye
  • aquarium pebbles or stones
  • white duct tape

Prep Ornament Top

A plastic food storage bowl makes a great ornament top. Cut a notch in the center of the bowl's bottom using a craft knife, then push a screw eye into the notch.

Step 1: Prep Ornament Top

Step 1: Prep Ornament Top

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Flynnside Out Productions

Paint Ornament Top

Spray-paint the ornament top with a festive color or metallic finish.

Step 2: Paint Ornament Top

Step 2: Paint Ornament Top

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Flynnside Out Productions

Add Pebbles

Add aquarium pebbles or stones to the bottom of the globe to help it sit upright.

Step 3: Add Pebbles to Globe

Step 3: Add Pebbles to Globe

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Flynnside Out Productions

Add String Lights

Add battery-operated string lights to the globe for a festive nighttime glow.

Step 4: Add String Lights to Globe

Step 4: Add String Lights to Globe

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Flynnside Out Productions

Create Hinge

Secure the ornament topper to the globe by creating a hinge using white duct tape. Cut a 4-inch piece of tape and connect the inside of the globe to the inside of the ornament top. This allows easy access to the string lights when you want to turn them on or off.

Step 5: Add Tape Hinge

Step 5: Add Tape Hinge

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Finish

Repeat steps one through five to make more ornaments. Display the finished ornaments in an evergreen nest on your exterior entryway steps or along the sidewalk to create the perfect holiday welcoming for guests all season long.

DIY Oversized Glowing Ornaments

DIY Oversized Glowing Ornaments

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Flynnside Out Productions

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