Make some soft, fluffy ornaments for your Christmas tree this year! This DIY faux fur ornament project is cheap and easy, making it the perfect craft for adding affordable style to you holiday décor.
As I was shopping for some new Christmas ornaments this past week, I came across these lovely faux fur orb ornaments, but to my dismay they were out of stock!
So, like I always do, I considered how I might make my own. 😉
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I had already purchased some clear bulbs at the dollar store, and the way the fur wrapped around the bulb gave me the idea of wrapping the bulb in soft, faux fur-style yarn!
And that, my friends, is how this DIY project came about.
I love the soft texture of these DIY faux fur ornaments – and the best part is, like all DIY projects, you get to customize them based on your style!
You get to choose the size of bulb (the one pictured is about 4″ in diameter, so rather large), the color of yarn you use to wrap it (the yarn I used comes in 10 colors – I used Antler), the color you paint the top of the ornament, and the ribbon you use to hang it on the tree.
Sound overwhelming? Follow my tutorial below and you’ll have ornaments exactly like this one. ⬇
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DIY Faux Fur Christmas Ornaments
For a printable copy of the materials and instructions, scroll down.
STEP 1: Wrap the Bulb with Yarn
Begin wrapping your bulb at the top by adding a little hot glue right below the top piece and attaching the end of your yarn to the ornament on the glue.
Continue wrapping with your velvet yarn and attaching it by dots of hot glue about every quarter of a wrap around.
As you work your way down the top half of the bulb, be sure to hold the yarn up against the previous wrap when you glue it on to prevent any gaps between the wraps.
As you work to wrap the bottom section, turn the bulb upside down and lay the new wraps against the previous ones to prevent gaps.
Finish the bottom by trimming the yarn and gluing it to center.
STEP 2: Paint the Top
This step is completely optional, but I decided the silver top my ornament came with was too glossy for my taste so I painted my top white with some basic acrylic paint.
You could also try gold if you prefer the look of yellow gold over silver or white!
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STEP 3: Tie on the Hanger
Lastly, tie a small loop of jute twine through the top.
And that’s it! You’ve got a fun, faux fur ornament for your Christmas tree!
As promised, here are the printable instructions:
- Glue the end of your yarn to the top of the bulb with hot glue.
- Continue wrapping the yarn around your bulb, working your way down and gluing every quarter of a wrap around with a dot of hot glue.
- Paint the top metal piece with the color of your choice.
- Tie a small loop of ribbon to twine to the top.
Pretty simple, right? And they add such a fun style to your tree!
As always, let me know if you have any questions!