DIY glass ball ornaments two ways

Neon Glass Ornament DIY
PomPom Ornament DIY

DIY holiday ornaments are my favorite, but I also like to buy unique handmade ornaments, and to exchange them with friends. In fact, I probably have an ornament problem. But I can’t stop!
I had a supply of these glass ball ornaments on hand that I never got around to using last year. I was inspired to play around with them and came up with a couple of fun ideas to use on our tree this year. I was inspired to color a few of them with neon craft paint. These are painted from the inside, and begin by pouring a fair amount of paint into the glass ornament. Slowly turn the ornament to coat the inside. Once the inside is completely coated, stand the ornament upside down in a glass to let the excess paint come out. The result of the first painting was a little too see-through for what I wanted, but a second coat of paint did the trick.

For the remaining ornaments, I grabbed some bright yarn from my stash and made some pompoms using my favorite pompom maker. Once you made a batch and trimmed them up, just shove several coordinating colors into each glass ornament.
This is a fun DIY project to do with the kids, and trust me, pompoms are addictive. And just so happy!
Enjoy! See other ornament DIY projects here.

  • erin

    December 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

    ooh! pom poms!

  • Daisy

    December 24, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Yeah….glassy pom poms!! Beautiful ones too!

  • Madona

    March 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Wow!neon ornaments are very pretty.I will surely make this ornament.Thanks for sharing this nice blog.
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  • Mark

    March 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I love the pom-pom idea. Makes me wonder what else I can put into clear glass ornaments. 🙂

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  • Mama Urchin

    December 16, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I did something similar to the pom-pom ones with my preschool class. I had a few bowls with pom-poms, sparkly Christmas confetti, beads, bells, etc. and let them fill them up with whatever combination they liked. They turned out really cute and were great for practicing fine motor skills getting everything in the ornament.

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