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Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments

These Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments are a great way to decorate for the holiday season.  Made with a variety of Styrofoam balls, these DIY ornaments would look great hanging on your tree, mantel, or window.  Use tissue paper to give these big and bold Christmas decorations look you're sure to love.

Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments


  • Smoothfoam™ 1" ball
  • Smoothfoam™ 1.5" ball
  • Smoothfoam™ 2" ball
  • Smoothfoam™ 3" ball
  • Mod Podge®  Matte
  • Sponge brush
  • 1 sheet colored tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • 1" eye pin
  • Aluminum foil
  • 8" piece of 1/4" double-faced satin ribbon

Blue Icicle (additional supplies):

  • 1/2 snowflake paper punch
  • 1 sheet of glitter paper
  • Sequins
  • Straight pins

Red Icicle (additional supplies):

  • Glue dots in assorted sizes
  • Fine glitter



  1. Hot glue the Smoothfoam™ balls together.  Add a dot to the center of the 3" ball and push the 2" ball in place.  At the opposite side of the 2" ball, add a dot of hot glue and push the 1.5" ball in place. Repeat procedure with the 1" ball.  Allow to cool.

    Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments
  2. Cut tissue paper into squares and rectangles of assorted sizes.  They should be no larger than 1" square.
  3. Pour some Mod Podge®  onto a piece of foil.  Cut a sheet of foil and roll up the sides to make a dish for the Mod Podge®.  Pour in a small amount of Mod Podge™.  Dip your brush into it and paint a thin layer onto the ornament base.  Stick a piece of tissue paper to it and push into place with the brush.  Keep going until the entire ornament base is covered.  You may need a second layer if some areas look thin.

    Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments
  4. Allow ornament base to dry thoroughly.  Place the form on a clean sheet of foil and allow to dry.
  5. At the top center of the ornament base, push in the eye pin.
  6. Embellish!  For Blue Icicle:  Punch out 2 dozen snowflakes.  Pick up a sequin with the straight pin and attach a snowflake to the ornament base.  Cover the entire ornament, leaving some space between each snowflake.  For Red Icicle:  Add glue dots to the surface of the ornament. Apply larger ones toward the top and small ones at the tip. Shake on glitter.  Brush off excess.

    Big n' Bold Christmas Ornaments
  7. Tie on the ribbon.  Thread ribbon through the eye, bring ends even and knot together.

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I have tons of small ornaments but not bigger ones to hang around the house as decorations. These would be great and I can make them in different colors, only being limited by the color of tissue papers I find.and I don't have to worry about them breaking if they fall.


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