How to make a ball christmas tree
DIY Disco Ball Christmas Tree
I have to say I’m pretty excited to be teaming up with Jeff’s other love of his life (and mine too, if I’m being honest), Dunkin’ Donuts, to help us breeze through the craziness (and fun!) of this holiday season with their special holiday #DDCoffeeJoy contest. I mean… when Jeff and Samantha live on coffee and I live on donuts, could there BE a more perfect companion to get us through!?
Jeff and I’s personal love affair with Dunkin’ runs deep thanks to our east coast roots (more about THAT below!) and because we’re going back home to New Jersey this year for Christmas, Jeff and I weren’t able to get a real tree. SO! We (Ehm, I) decided to make a DISCO BALL Christmas tree in its place! ‘Cause disco balls last all year. And… this will most DEFINITELY be staying up all year.
How are you guys celebrating the holidays? Are you traveling anywhere fun? Visiting family? Cozying up at home? I want to see what you’re up to! And starting today through December 5th , if you share a photo or video of your holiday moments with Dunkin’ Coffee using #DDCoffeeJoy and #Contest, you’ll have a chance to win some awesome prizes like Dunkin’ gift cards and JetBlue travel certificates! AA-YO!
I feel like I should give you some background on our love affair with Dunkin’ Donuts. We’re Jersey kids. And in Jersey (at least in our town), we live on Dunkin’. In fact, before Dunkin’ Donuts opened on the West Coast, Jeff would literally get off the plane in New Jersey at Christmas and RUNNNN to the Dunkin’ at the airport. I’m not joking guys. Straight beeline. Now that Dunkin’ Donuts has opened in LA, he can get his fix more often… but there’s still somethin’ special about going to “Upper Dunkin” (We had two in our hometown that everyone called “Upper Dunkin” and “Lower Dunkin”, ha!) and getting his favorite Medium Iced French Vanilla with milk and sugar when we’re back East for the holidays. The folks at Dunkin’ told us there are over 15,000 ways to order your coffee there, but Jeff sticks to his favorite every. time.
I on the other hand like tryin’ some new things and unlike Jeff I happen to like hot coffee when it’s frigid out. Go figure! And this year I’m pretty sold on the new SUGAR COOKIE coffee flavor. It tastes like Christmas cookies, you guys! Also, despite living in the land of donut shops, Dunkin’ Donuts glazed chocolate cake donut is STILL my favorite. See ’em down there? MINEEEE!
And now that you know about the welcomed third wheel in our relationship, back to our tree. Here’s what you’ll need…
24″ Foam Cone or Wire Tree*
Disco Balls in All Sizes (We got ours here and here in DTLA, but you can get them online here and here!)
Hot Glue Gun
*We made our tree with a four foot tall wire tree because we’re all “MORE IS MORE!” but if you’re looking to keep your disco tree around season after season, we recommend using a two foot tall cone instead which would allow for easier storage in the off season!
1. There is really one step to this tree and it’s hot gluing disco balls to your base! SO easy! Start at the bottom and anchor it with any larger disco balls you purchased. As you work up, you’ll want to glue each disco ball to the base AND to the disco ball(s) below it. Work around and around, using the smallest disco balls at the top and as “filler” if there are any gaps in between larger ones.
Wanna know what else we have going on here at the studio right now? We’re prepping to head out on an exciting pre-holidays work trip, so we’re working extra hard (and wrapping presents a plenty!) to get all of our holiday posts done. Gotta keep the festive spirit going here while we’re off adventuring! Jeff and I are pretty excited to spend a few days over the holidays in Washington DC with friends and then headed to New Jersey and NYC for the rest of the holiday season! We both grew up going into the city to see the tree, the Radio City Christmas Show, the windows, the lights! New York is pretty magical at Christmas and it’s when we miss the East Coast the most, so we’re really excited to be headed there this year, and to spend it with family!
Photos by Jeff Mindell
What are your holiday plans? Do you travel for the holidays or stay home? Or switch it up each year like we do!? Someday, I look forward to hosting Christmas at our home, but for now our pre-Christmas disco ball tree and Dunkin’ coffee holiday fuel is just right!
This post was created in partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts. All content and opinions are that of my own! Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep the Studio DIY party going! Read more about my editorial policies here.
DIY Christmas Ornaments - 50 Insanely Easy-to-Make Decorations
Ready, Set, Decorate
There can never be too many ornaments on the tree, right? Whether you already have boxes of baubles in the basement or you're starting fresh, give your hand a try at making these easy DIY Christmas ornaments to add your own personal touch to the tree. From simple to sparkling and everything in between, these ornaments will look great and be fun to make.
Cinnamon Stick Bundles
Using raffia or baker's twine, bind together a handful of cinnamon sticks. Accent with rustic beads, bells, or seeds, or add a dried orange wheel to enhance the scents.
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Cut two leaf shapes from cardstock or watercolor paper and glitter the outward-facing sides. String a ribbon loop through a bead and glue ends between the two leaves, then clamp together to dry.
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Turn clear glass ornaments into colorful decorations with acrylic paint. Start by placing a couple of drops of paint at the top inside of the neck; turn the ornament to create swirls of color. Continue adding more paint until you've created your very own, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Visit Persia Lou for the full tutorial.
Write a name in cursive and cut a long piece of wire. Using pliers, bend the wire to match the curves of the written name, ending with a loop or heart. Finish by wrapping the wire with baker’s twine or yarn until each letter is covered. A few drops of glue will help keep the string in place.
We've seen the power of chalkboard paint on everything from furniture to coffee mugs, so why not DIY Christmas ornaments? A fresh coat on a plastic ornament lets you add a personalized touch to your tree. Simply wipe with a damp cloth to change the message.
Dried orange slices add color and a pleasant scent to your Christmas tree. To make your own, bake slices of citrus in the oven at 150 degrees for three to four hours, or let your sliced fruit air dry for 4 days. Oranges are the classic choice, but you can use the same technique with lemons, limes, and even grapefruit!
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Turn construction paper or an old book into an elegant star ornament. Cut thin strips of paper, then hot glue them into onion shape. String an embroidery thread tassel to the bottom and an embroidery thread loop to the top to hang.
Vintage-Inspired Bell Jars
The Smile Mercantile sells the supplies to fuel this holiday DIY project. To make these vintage-inspired DIY bell jar ornaments, enclose a timeless winter scene under the dome of a glass cloche, then sprinkle glitter inside. These step-by-step instructions will help you create your own little holiday diorama this season.
Sparkling Acorn Ornament
Paint a three-inch Styrofoam ball in a dark natural tone. Press or hot glue acorn caps into the foam, getting them as close together as possible. Fold a twine loop and use a straight pin to fix it to the ball. Brush Mod Podge along the edges of the acorn caps, and sprinkle glitter while the glue is wet. Finish with a ribbon bow once the ornament has dried.
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Roll red felt into a cone shape and hot glue in place. Then attach a pom-pom and a felt nose with hot glue. When the ornament is dry, thread a loop at the top of Santa's hat, and this simple project is ready to hang.
Screw a small eyelet into the back of a plastic figurine, and then cover the entire toy in a solid color of paint. Allow the toy to dry, then coat with glitter spray paint. Finish with a layer of sealer, and you can have a menagerie of playful ornaments.
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Salt Dough Stars
While not edible, these cookie ornaments are sure to add delight to your tree. Follow the salt dough recipe at One Little Project, then knead, roll flat, and start making cookie cutouts. To recreate the design shown here, gently press your dog's paw into the dough, then reward him with his own (dog-friendly) holiday treat. Bake the cookie ornaments at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for two to three hours. Let the dough dry out for a few days, then paint with acrylic paints and, if desired, use a pen to embellish with intricate designs.
Stuffed Felt Snowman
Build a plump snowman in the warmth of your own living room with just felt, embroidery floss, and cotton batting. Personalize your snowman with colorful buttons, eyes, and a carrot nose. Find the at Remodelando La Casa.
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Shower Curtain Ring Wreaths
Wood rings from the craft store or even no-longer-used shower curtain rings can find new life—and just in time for the holidays. Transform them into mini wreaths by wrapping them in colorful yarn. Personalize yours with ribbons, bells, or artificial greenery, like the blogger at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Clothespins are a classic material for making your own DIY Christmas ornaments. Glue together a few wood clothespins (available at most craft stores), add a pair of googly eyes and a red pom pom for a nose, and you've got a new friend who bears a striking resemblance to Santa's favorite reindeer.
Simple yet sweet, a DIY Christmas tree topper can come together with sparkly pipe cleaners and an old wire hanger. Twist and turn an old hanger (or jewelry wire) into your preferred design, then wrap with glittery pipe cleaners. Ta-da! Your new tree topper is born.
Salt dough cookies are an old favorite for crafting DIY Christmas ornaments, but they're not the only way to create a cookie-like addition to your tree. This recipe for cinnamon cookies (just for show, not for eating) will show you how to make your own.
Goody, goody gumdrops! What could be easier to pull off than this set of DIY Christmas ornaments resembling one of the season's favorite sweet treats? The blogger at The Sweetest Occasion made these artificial gumdrops by mixing plaster into brownie pop molds and painting them. Get the full tutorial here.
For Christmas with a Swedish-American twist, a dala horse ornament will do the trick. You can make your own from wood or cardboard, or put your embroidery skills to the test with this design from Little Dear Tracks.
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Wire, adhesive, and a beautiful crystal are all the materials a DIYer needs to create this homemade Christmas ornament. Shine on!
Bring quirky color to one of nature's most beautiful gifts of the season. Pinecones adorned with miniature pom poms bring an unexpected jolt of color to a natural Christmas tree. One Little Project shows how easy it is to put these DIY ornaments together.
The Yule log isn't the only wood a-blazin' at this time of year. You can burn your own wood slice ornaments—carefully and artfully—with a wood burning tool available at most craft stores. Use it to write a holiday message, your family monogram, or a playful pattern.
It may look like Christmas magic has bound these hazelnuts together in the form of a wreath but the secret is hot glue and innovative use of a jam jar lid. Find the full details at the Northstory blog.
Candy Cane Jingle Bells
Two iconic symbols of the season—jingle bells and candy canes—come together in this DIY Christmas ornament. After threading bells onto a length of wire, the blogger at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs hung her candy cane from a peppermint striped ribbon for added effect.
Pinecones and Birch
Snip, snip, snip. Take a pair of scissors to a pinecone to slice little florets that can be mounted to a birch round. The blogger at An Extraordinary Day has the full details.
Who's this? Why, it's a trio of owls come to roost in your Christmas tree! Make your own brood, like Lia Griffith, with pinecones, felt, and pipe cleaners.
While you're at it turning pinecones and felt into DIY Christmas ornaments, try your hand at another woodland-inspired design from Lia Griffith. This momma and baby fox pair will make an adorable addition to your holiday decor.
If you love the shimmery look of glitter but don't trust yourself with a bottle of the stuff, buy a sheet of glitter paper, as did the blogger at Make Life Lovely, to make this next DIY Christmas ornament. To see how she measured and cut the pieces of paper to make the bow, click over to her tutorial.
Donuts are good at any time of year, but donut Christmas tree ornaments have a time and a season. And the time to make these little DIY accents is any time the creative bug bites you!
A cheerful, jingly ornament is easy to put together with nothing more than a pipe cleaner and several silver bells. Instead of a pipe cleaner, try red ribbon, jewelry wire, or even an up cycled hanger, twisted into a shape of your designing.
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Someone over at It All Started with Paint has a good sense of humor! That's who thought up this clever DIY Christmas ornament that's made to look like Frosty melted while hanging out on your holiday tree.
These DIY feather ornaments can be created with air-dry clay. Here's a great tip: Drape your feathers over paintbrush handles to dry for a more 3-D appearance. You'll find more at The Country Chic Cottage.
Recycled T-Shirt Pom-Poms
Transform an old T-shirt into a pom-pom by cutting it into 1/2-inch strips. Wrap the strips around an index card, then bind them in the middle with thread. Cut each of the loops and trim your pom-pom down to size. You'll find a full tutorial, including tips for dyeing your creation, here.
Filled With Glitter
Remove the top from a clear glass ornament and squeeze a bit of floor wax inside. Turn the ball ornament to coat all sides with wax and pour the excess back into the bottle. Pour in glitter and rotate to cover the wax. Allow to dry and replace the top.
Turn a foam ball into a vanilla cupcake by rolling it in a "frosting" of artificial snowflakes. Glue the base into a few cupcake liners that have been glued together for stiffness. Top it off with a glittery cherry-like accent, lace with baker's twine or ribbon, and this sweet DIY ornament is ready to hang.
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Grab some Scrabble tiles and spell out holiday-themed words of your choosing. Cut the Scrabble trays to fit. Then sand them smooth and hot glue the letters in place. Attach some twine or ribbon to complete this playful decoration.
Ombre Glass Ornaments
Tie one end of 12-inch string to the top of a clear glass ornament and knot a loop on the other end for hanging. Then dip the ornament in a bowl filled with colorful glass paint and hang to drip dry. Once dry, dip again to create a layered, ombre look. Add a special message to the globe or hang it on the tree as-is.
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Light Bulb Snowman
Save those burnt-out light bulbs and turn them into snowmen for the holidays. Begin by painting the bulb with white acrylic paint, then letting it dry before topping it with an old child's sock (for the fuzzy hat). You'll find a full tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.
Ordinary glass ornaments can be turned into clever Rudolph designs by hot gluing felt antlers and bright red pom poms. Get the full tutorial from Studio DIY.
Twig Christmas Trees
A handsaw, a drill with a small bit, and sandpaper will help you craft this twig ornament. Cut twigs to size and drill holes in the center of each piece before sanding the ends with fine-grain sandpaper. Thread ribbon through the holes; make a loop at the top to hang and tie off the ribbon at the bottom. Keep it plain and rustic or use acrylic paint to decorate.
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Upcycled Lip Balm
Leave it to the writers at A Beautiful Mess to turn anything—even a container of lip balm—into a DIY Christmas ornament. This tutorial shows how eos lip balm, metal studs, and gold tassels come together in this simple but high-impact project.
Between baking holiday cookies, hanging the lights, decking the halls, and preparing to feed the masses who come in and out of your home at the time of year, you might not give much attention to what your feathered neighbors are eating. But you can supply them with a festive treat that doubles as a DIY Christmas ornament for an outdoor evergreen. Get the tutorial at While Wearing Heels.
Lots of Llamas
A pair of llamas sporting the brightest of embroidery threads are sure to add flair to your Christmas tree. Cut card stock, cardboard or the material of your choice in the shape of a llama, then embellish it with gel pens and thread, as Natasha at The Artisan Life did.
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Immortalize the annual ritual of picking out the Christmas tree by recreating the scene in miniature—and hanging it on your Christmas tree. Choose vintage matchbox cars or dollar store hot rod racers, then tie mini evergreens (available at craft stores) to the roof of each car with baker's twine. If you want to share the fun, make extras using toy cars that resemble those of your family, neighbors, or friends, and give the handmade ornaments as gifts.
Hang some of your favorite memories from the last year or previous Christmases right on the tree. Homey Oh My shares her tutorial for these charming picture frame ornaments. All you need to do is print out your pictures and then stick them to pre-cut wood pieces using decorative washi tape.
The Craft Patch shares two simple ways to make charming custom ornaments using stamps. For a rustic look, pick your preferred stamp design and ink color and then press it straight onto a wood slice. Another option is stamping a design into clay and baking it. Both are super easy to do with impressive results!
Succulents might not be your first thought when it comes to the holidays, until you see these pretty ornaments by Within the Grove. Resembling a mini terrarium, the faux succulents offer a calming, natural alternative to some of the loud, glitzy decor in stores.
Upcycled Necklace Ornaments
Costume jewelry—vintage or otherwise—is a great material for making ornaments, just look at PMQ for Two's upcycled Christmas ornaments. She repurposed a broken necklace into multiple small, sparkling decorations for the tree. Don't worry if you don't have any broken jewelry lying around at home, stop into your local thrift store for pretty finds.
Your tree doesn't need to be naked even if you are a minimalist. These simple wooden baubles by The Merry Thought make great accents that go with your simple style. Of course, if you want a little sparkle you can always add glitter.
Cookie Cutter Ornaments
Turn actual cookie cutters into decorative holiday ornaments by gluing a sheet of wrapping paper to card stock and tracing the shape on the reverse side. Cut out the shape with a scissor and, with just a dab of hot glue, secure the decorated card stock to the inside of the cookie cutter.
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Crafting Christmas Memories
Making homemade ornaments for the tree is more than just a DIY project, you're creating holiday memories that you'll think of every year when decorating the Christmas tree.
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Do-it-yourself Christmas tree from balls: how to make a Christmas tree from Christmas balls on a fishing line
Perhaps this is the most “feminine” of the master classes dedicated to making a Christmas tree from balls. Absolutely no construction tool is required - only a set that is in the arsenal of any self-respecting seamstress. A solution for owners of small apartments and adherents of minimalism: we offer you to make an unusual airy tree decoration yourself. So, in this article you will learn how to make a Christmas tree from balls with your own hands.
Materials and tools
- Hoop with clip.
- Soft tape measure or tape measure.
- Needle and beads.
- Christmas balls.
Step 1. Decide on the size
First you have to figure out the size and the required number of Christmas balls. To do this, simply lay them out on the floor or on the table.
I initially decided that I wanted a tree 120 cm high (not counting 20 cm to the base) and with 20 cm indent between each row. At the same time, in order to get a fairly elegant shape, I took a hoop of a not very large circle (30 cm), which became the maximum diameter.
Next, I settled on six circles, while on each of them the number of balls increased by two. As a result, it took me 49 balls, counting the central one: it turned out to be a tree of medium height and not very dense - definitely worth experimenting and deciding which sizes are best for your room.
Step 2. Prepare the base
As the base to which the balloon tree is attached, I used fabric stretched tightly between the hoop - this method is the most visual and economical. You can, however, find other options - a metal barbecue grill, a flat sieve without a handle, or something else of a suitable size.
If you go my way, try to find the most elegant and, moreover, dense fabric.
After tightening it as tight as possible, find the center of the circle and mark the planned number of circles with a compass. Keep in mind that when the base is hung, the marks should face the ceiling, and, accordingly, be on the back of the stretched fabric.
Step 3. Determine the design of the future Christmas tree
Several options are possible.
- Tiered tree. In this case, each new row of balls is hung exactly, at a certain distance from the previous one.
- Christmas tree with a spiral. Here, inside each row, there is an indent between the balls, while they are hung sequentially in a circle.
- Classical Christmas tree - the most similar in shape to the real one, where the balls are at different heights.
I hung the balls on the loops, cutting off twice as much line and folding it in half, due to which I had only one knot for each hung ball —– at the top in the base, which made the Christmas tree neater (the fishing line does not stick out anywhere), and the work is easier (knitting extra knots from an almost transparent dense thread is an occupation only for the most patient).
To speed up the process of measuring the line, you can assemble a simple device from an office clip attached to the surface and a soft ruler.
After attaching the ball to the fishing line, thread its second end into the needle and pass it through the base fabric. Now put a bead on it and tie a knot.
First of all, a thin knot tied from only one fishing line can easily fall out of a fabric that is not dense enough, for example, linen, as in my case.
Secondly, it will be much easier to make changes to an already assembled Christmas tree. Surely, when you are done, you will want to tighten or swap something. With beads, you don’t have to blindly search for the right ball.
The ball tree is ready!
Advice: It is best to assemble the Christmas tree right away in the place where it will hang, and not carry it ready, so that the lines do not get tangled (and they do it quickly and ruthlessly). So this version of the Christmas tree is not suitable for rooms with curious animals, children, it will not be possible to mount it at the balcony door. If possible, attach the base in place once you have hooped the fabric (step 2).
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Balloon Christmas tree on the ceiling: do-it-yourself balloon Christmas tree, ball hanging Christmas tree, ball Christmas tree
Balloon Christmas tree - a replacement for the traditional living tree. We offer options from Christmas toys and balloons, we will tell you how to make them and how to place them in the room.
A do-it-yourself Christmas tree made of balls is a festive decor that can be done in three ways. We show options from Christmas toys, balloons, with a foam blank.
How to make a hanging Christmas tree from Christmas balls This decor is attached to the ceiling, Christmas toys fall down. The similarity with the tree is added by balls hanging at different levels.The lower tier is placed in a circle so that it looks like the base of a Christmas tree.
Choose balls in Christmas colors. Combine green balls and silver, dark green and light green with sparkles, red and golden. You can take colorful Christmas toys.
Combination of green and red - New Year's classic
For the original Christmas tree, choose balls of different diameters. Take 55 toys: the decor will resemble spruce in shape, you will get a dense composition with a minimum gap. The height of the product is 120 cm.
Instead of fabric and hoop, you can use a wire rack for barbecue or steaming, instead of fishing line - thin chains.
Place the fabric in the hoop and pull it tight. The cut should be elastic, not sag. Find the center on the fabric: for this, draw two diameters in arbitrary places. Their intersection is the center.
Poke through the center point with a compass, draw six concentric circles. Start from the largest diameter, then move to the smallest. The distance between the circles is 3.5 cm.Concentric circles resemble a spiral, place fishing lines with balls on them. Choose a dense yarn that can support the weight of 50 Christmas balls. Hang the base to the place where the tree will be located. It’s easier to create a decor silhouette for a long time, the fishing line will not be confused.
In the area, mark with a compass where Christmas tree decorations will hang. In the first round - 1 ball, in the second - 3, in the third - 7, in the fourth - 11, in the fifth - 15, in the sixth - 18.
Now measure out the required amount of line. Consider the distance between each tier - 20 cm. Hang the bepxy on a piece of fishing line 15-20 cm long.
Now we cut the line:
- for the first circle - 27 cm;
- for the second - 45 cm;
- for the third - 63 cm;
- for the fourth - 80. 5 cm;
- for fifth - 98.5 cm;
- for the sixth - 120 cm.
To prevent the cuts from getting tangled, straighten them and tape them to the table.
Pass the line through the eye of the balloon, tie a knot. Insert needles into the free edge, pierce the fabric in the place where the ball should be located. Draw a fishing line 2-3 cm above the surface, insert one or two beads, tie a knot. Check if the ball is holding tight.
Do the same with the rest of the New Year decor. If it does not suit their position, slightly pull the balls by the fishing line and fix them again. The beads will help not to look for the problem area blindly.
We recommend that you immediately collect Christmas trees where it will hang. The fishing line is confused between itself, the construction will lose its shape during transportation.
A tree made of balls on a fishing line turns out to be floating. Additional decor is not needed: it will reload the composition. Below, place a few bundles with gifts to complete the look of the craft.
Floating tree suitable for small apartments and offices
We propose to make a table Christmas tree from balls. This decor can be used for a festive table or workplace. For the manufacture you will need:
- foam cone, choose the height yourself;
- Christmas tree balls - the quantity depends on the height of the cone, choose decor of different diameters;
- decoration for top - snowflake, bow, star;
- glue gun or polymer glue;
- nail pins;
- tapes for decoration, organization and other decor - optional.
Choose balls from 30 to 100 mm in diameter. For the lower tier, take large ones, for the upper one, small ones. The diameter depends on the height of the cone and the number of layers. Choose balls of different colors. Harmonizes the combination of green and silver, red and gold, blue and white.Think over the color scheme in advance and how you will combine the shades. Complete the finished craft with a pot and a satin ribbon
Start shaping the tree from the bottom row. To do this, take balls with the largest diameter: the base must be stable. Apply a little glue on one side, press it to the bottom of the cone. Continue until then, until you fill the entire lower tier.
Shape all subsequent rows in this way. For the top, use balls of small diameter. Cover the remaining voids with tinsel, ribbons. If using an organza, cut it into small square pieces. Pin them with pins in empty places. Additionally, decorate the composition with a garland.You can experiment with Christmas tree colors
We recommend choosing round latex balloons. Drop-shaped models do not fit the shape, the Christmas tree with them is not so beautiful.
To make a Christmas tree you will need:
- balloon pump;
- double sided tape;
- 12 5” round balls brown;
- 25 round balls 5” green;
- modeling balls (BPM): 2 brown, 1 green.
In addition, you can take 15 gold modeling balls and 12 yellow ones. They are necessary to create candles and stars, this is optional.
The sequence of how to make a Christmas tree from balloons is as follows.
Four 5” brown balloons filled with water to 3”, about two-thirds full. Form a cluster from balloons: tie them with an uninflated brown CDM. It will be the basis for the future Christmas tree.
Always fill the first layer with water. The base must be stable, otherwise the Christmas tree of balls will turn over.
Fit brown balloons 5” to size 2”, tie them together. Do it again like this, attach both clusters to the base with brown CDM. Tie the composition tightly so that the base is reliable.
Inflate four green balloons 5” max, tie them together and attach to the base of the CDM. Inflate two more of the same balls, tie them with half of the CDM. Between them should be a distance of 5 cm. Put them between the green balls. Form another green cluster of four balls with a diameter of 5”, fasten over.
Make three more green clusters: for the first, inflate the balloons to size 4, for the second - to 3.5, for the third - to 3". Attach the layers in the same way as the previous ones.
The balloon tree is ready. Additionally, it is not recommended to decorate it: sharp details can damage the latex, the design is deformed.
You can make a decorative Christmas tree only from modeling balls
Anti-example: teardrop-shaped balls have a characteristic point that spoils the compositionThis hanging tree contains at least parts
Form a frame out of sticks. Place the largest one in length down, the smallest one - uppx. Tie the bars between you with a fishing line on both sides. As a result, you should get a silhouette of a Christmas tree.
You can pick up uneven sticks: the natural composition looks winning in eco-styles.