Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

If you want to add a rustic yet glamorous touch to your Christmas tree, here you have a cute Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial, it’s super easy to make and so super rustic!

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.

How to Make Twine Ball Christmas Ornament

Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

This 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.

Cute DIY Twine Ball Christmas Ornament

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.

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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?

Supplies:

  • 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
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I created this quick video tutorial to make it easy for you! However, if you are more of a photo step-by-step kind of person just scroll down and keep reading!

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!!!!

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

There ya go!

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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.

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

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

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

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You will get your hanger.

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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.

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

DIY Twine Ball Christmas Ornament
DIY Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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!!!

Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Course Christmas
Keyword Christmas ornament, Christmas tutorial, rustic Christmas, rustic Christmas ornaments, Twine ball tutorial, twine Christmas ornament
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Author Camila

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. Hang the balls and place some plastic bags or plastic wrap on the floor below them so they don’t drip directly on the floor. 
  8. Let them dry overnight. 
  9. Next day, you should have a dry and hard twine ball, pretty and ready to be decorated. 
  10. 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!!!!
  11. Carefully remove the ballon {or pieces of balloon} through the widest opening of your twine ball.
  12. Cut small strings of twine. 
  13. With a knot hang a bell on each end of the twine. I used a silver and a gold on each string.
  14. Fold the string making sure one bell gets lower then the other. 
  15. Insert both bells through the largest hole on your ball until a desired height.
  16. Insert the folded end through the closest string, make a loop back where you inserted the bells and make a knot. 
  17. You will get your hanger.
  18. 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.
  19. Hang it and enjoy it!

Recipe Notes

If you want to add the white 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. 

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

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Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

5 Comments at Twine Ball Christmas Ornament Tutorial

  1. Camila

    I can’t wait to make this crafty project with my five-year-old great grandson that’s what we’re going to do this weekend make yarn ball Ornaments. thank you for the cute idea I know he’s gonna love it

    1. Camila

      Oh my! Thank you so SO much Patricia. This comment means the work to me. I might be making new ones this year too and my 8YO wants to join in so, YAyyyy!!! I would love to see how yours turn out. So exciting!
      Have an amazing weekend!!!
      Hugs

  2. Camila

    I love these! I’m totally gonna try this. Going to the store tomorrow!
    Thank you ever so much for such a detailed and easy guide, can’t wait to try it <3

  3. Camila

    These twine decorations are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. I didn’t see if you mentioned what size (thickness) of twine you used… I really liked what you chose–can you tell me what thickness it is?

    1. Camila

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, I’m thrilled that you liked it. It so fun to make and adds so much to the decoration. To be totally honest I didn’t even pay attention to that detail. I just saw the twine, loved it and took it. You are right about that I should have mentioned that. But thinking about it the twine I used shouldn’t be thicker than 2 or 3 mm. However, the thickness is totally up to each taste, a friend of mine made some smaller but with thicker twine, also look so pretty. Hope this helps and I would LOVE to see your twine balls when you are done!

      Thank you again!
      Hugs

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