Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

No season of the year gives me such joy and excitement like Christmas. Does it happen to you too? Usually it’s barely starting the Fall and I’m eager to start decorating for Christmas. That season makes me happy and I love seeing people putting lights and decorating the front of the houses, shops and soon everywhere will be even smelling like Christmas! This year I wanted to join the rustic style and make lots of handmade ornaments. Today I’m sharing with you these cute Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial to see if I can inspire you as much as I was.

Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial


You see, this ornament was inspired by my dear friend Lauren from The Thinking Closet. In my opinion she was ahead of time, she was already aiming for rustic decor years ago and I wonder why I didn’t see it before. Her Glitter twine ball ornament got stuck in my mind and as soon as I realized rustic/farmhouse was so in this year, I knew this was the year to finally make it.

…And here it is! I made a variation from her original ornament. I used bells, ribbon bows and in some also used white yarn to make them pop up.


I’m in love with how it turned out. It’s super easy to make. It only takes a bit of time if you are making several like I did. I made a total of 8 twine ball Christmas ornaments and I might make 2 more if the tree requires it.

In this same line of idea, I’m making some Stars so stay tuned for the full tutorial of that one too. I think this year you will get tons of handmade rustic decoration around here! Hope you enjoy and stick around for a while!

So, Let’s make some Twine Ball Christmas Ornament, shall we?


  • Twine… A lot of twine LOL
  • White yarn {optional}
  • White glue or mod lodge. I used white glue for wood.
  • Christmas bells {gold and silver}
  • Plaid Ribbon
  • Glass bowl
  • Balloons
  • Glue Gun


Blow up your balloons to the size you want the twine ball to be. I first blew it up big and then released the air until I found the perfect size. What this did is to get a more circular shape than a pear.

In a small glass bowl mix 2 parts of glue for each part of water. This makes the glue a little thiner  and easier to handle.

I used about 10 me meters {11 yards} of twine for each ball. And about 3 meters {3.2 yards} of yarn for those that had yarn.

Soak your twine in the glue. Then take one end and with your thumb and index finger remove the excess of glue pressing and pushing the glue along the twine.


Wrap the twine around the balloon randomly.  I started putting one end of the twine close to the knot of the balloon and then made loops without a pattern.  It’s important to keep the string tight against the balloon as you wrap because it could unravel. It happened a couple times and it’s so annoying.


When you feel like you’ve wrapped enough the balloon, tuck the end under the closest twine string.



If you feel the ball is too wet you can remove excess with a paper towel by making quick but soft pats around the ball.

Hang the balls and place some plastic bags or plastic wrap on the floor bellow them so they don’t drip directly on the floor.


Let them dry overnight.

If you want to add the yarn then right after applying the twine apply the yarn tucking one end under any string of twine and start wrapping randomly until there’s no more yarn. Tuck the other end under a string of twine as well and hang it to dry.



Next day, you should have a dry and hard twine ball, pretty and ready to be decorated.


Pop the ballon. I unattached the balloon from the twine first. Just tuck your finger through the open spaces between strings and you will hear it sound like cracks. Then I popped it with a needle. FUN!!!!


Carefully remove the ballon {or pieces of balloon} through the widest opening of your twine ball.

There ya go!



Now onto the decoration. 
Cut small strings of twine.

With a knot hang a bell on each end of the twine. I used a silver and a gold on each string.




Fold the string making sure one bell gets lower then the other.


Insert both bells through the largest hole on your ball until a desired height.


Insert the folded end through the closest string, make a loop back where you inserted the bells and make a knot.


You will get your hanger.


Finally, the last touch is making a cute ribbon bow and glue it with your glue gun to the base of your hanger on the knot.



That’s it! Your Twine Ball Christmas Ornament is ready to add some rustic style to your tree.







You can make as many as you like, as big or small as you like. Just make it as you feel you love and you will get a gorgeous ornament!

Thank you Lauren for this great inspiration and for always waking up my creativity!!!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you create many of these adding your personal touch to inspire others!

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