Five Ideas for Christmas Ball Crafts

Christmas balls are among a number of exciting and creative holiday crafts which provide a perfect centerpiece for your table. Stocking up on Christmas balls can only lead to more crafts and incredibly creative Christmas ornaments and even gifts.

The following five Christmas ball crafts are only suggestions and can be taken as is or as a jumping off point for your own ideas.

441 Jeweled Christmas BallPainted Christmas Balls – Using stained glass paint lets you decorate the outside of glass holiday balls in almost any fashion you wish. Try pulling out the metal hanger part and popping your glass balls onto a strand of lights and attaching them to really take advantage of the stained glass look.

Decoupage Holiday Balls – Use decoupage glue and any paper images to create a decoupage collage on the outside of glass holiday balls.

Collected Treasure Balls – Collect items and fill the balls with them. This can be done throughout the year, make a point to collect some leaves, flowers and other odds and ends each month and fill a holiday ball.

Festive Marbleized Balls – Creating marvelous marbleized balls is actually quite easy because there is a paint designed specifically for marbleizing. Look for this at your local craft store and you’ll be amazed at what you can create.

Jeweled Ornament Balls – Collect some jeweled beads and glue them to the exterior of a glass ball. For added color and excitement paint the glass balls first.

These ideas for decorating Christmas balls and turning them into holiday memories and treasured mementos are a great starting point for even more creative ideas.

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Kristin is a freelance writer and runs a decorative paint business.