How to Make Snowy Balloon Ornaments

With little more than some balloons and glitter, you can fill your home with these decorative snowball ornaments.


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


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Spray the branch with spray mount and spoon on the glitter. Allow to dry. Affix the ornament to the branch.

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