Jute Ornament Balls – DIY Ornament #20

Jute Ornament Balls - DIY Ornaments

Today’s ornament for 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments is swirling in texture and earthy goodness. If you are doing up your tree with wired-on pinecones, nuts-in-the-shell, strung cranberries and clipped-on bird ornaments, here’s the perfect complement.

It’s truly a snap to create, and a fantastic way to recycle tired, old ornament balls. Let’s
get wrappin’….

Materials for DIY Ornaments - Jute Ornament Balls

Materials and Tools:

  • Glass ornament balls – new or (better yet) used glass ornaments
    that have seen better days
  • Roll of natural jute twine (I got mine at the local hardware store)
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Brush for applying glue
  • Scissors


Making these ornaments is so simple, it really doesn’t warrant step-by-step instructions. Working from the top of the ornament down, what you do is brush the ornament with glue (an inch or two at a time). Then snugly swirl on a wrapping of jute. Snip and glue on the end at the bottom.

I could picture this project in my head, when I came across Bower Power’s great notes online here. Only difference is their use of hot glue.

Yowzah! Gotta love a speedy craft – I finished three balls in 45 minutes. A family could whip out a tree’s worth in no time.

Jute Ornament Balls - DIY Christmas Ornaments

Excellent – you’ve wrapped up this project! Now add that terrific texture your tree, mantel and wreath. The Jute Ornament Balls would also look fantastic contrasted with warm winter whites, accented with sparkly chocolate browns and faux-bois ornaments. Grab a latte and have fun!

Thanks for decorating with us on Day #20 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments.

Next time, mod meets grandma….

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2 Comments for “Jute Ornament Balls – DIY Ornament #20”

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