Holiday Planning & Ideas Christmas Christmas Ornaments How to Make Snowy Balloon Ornaments With little more than some balloons and glitter, you can fill your home with these decorative snowball ornaments. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 15, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email Make these DIY Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree this holiday season. Easy and quick to make, they're easily customizable and serve as a fun craft for the whole family. What You'll Need Materials Balloon Ball of cotton string (Quality Park 10-Ply String Ball, 475") Craft glue Clothespin Dowel Glitter (Martha Stewart Fine Glitter) Pin Tweezers Metallic thread Spray mount (3M Spray Mount Artist's Adhesive) Evergreen branch Instructions Blow up the balloon until it's slightly smaller than your fist. Tie the end of the cotton string to the end of the balloon. Thin the glue slightly with water and brush some on the bottom of the balloon to tack down the string. Begin wrapping the string vertically around the balloon. When 3/4 of the balloon is covered vertically, begin wrapping the string horizontally. To change direction, wrap the string around the tied-off end of the balloon. Continue until 3/4 of the balloon is wrapped horizontally. Cut the string and secure it with a dab of glue. Brush the watered-down craft glue all over the string-covered balloon. Pinch the top of the balloon with a clothespin and thread the clothespin onto a dowel that you've suspended between two points. Allow it to dry for several hours. Once dry, pop the balloon with a pin and remove it—using tweezers if necessary. Add a loop of metallic thread and brush the balloon with glue again. Working over a bowl, spoon on the glitter and set aside to dry. Spray the branch with spray mount and spoon on the glitter. Allow to dry. Affix the ornament to the branch.