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

Updated October 15, 2020
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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

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 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.

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Step 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.

Step 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.

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Step 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.

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Step 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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