Craft Idea: Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

Last Updated on April 24, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Easy Christmas craft ideas are perfect for me because I don’t have hours to spend on crafting. Learn how to make Christmas balls out of paper.

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As much as I enjoy making crafts, I generally only manage to find an hour here and there to craft. I don’t want to work on anything too time-consuming because I’m never sure if I will finish it in time.  

Easy Christmas Craft Idea: Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Craft Idea Decoupage Balls

When I choose a smaller craft, I can be certain that I’ll finish it in a day or two and move on to something different. These easy Christmas ornaments can be hung on your Christmas tree.

Or, they can be attached to a gift with a tag. If you enjoy decoupage projects, here is another one to try.

How do you make Christmas decorations with stuff around the house?

With all of the expenses people have during the holidays, it can be difficult to find extra money to buy decorations. After all, we need to buy food, and gifts and update our outfits. And, we may need to travel which means extra money for gas or plane tickets.

But, you can make decorations with stuff around the house. This easy Christmas craft idea uses paper napkins, holiday wrapping paper, and bits of ribbon. 

Easy Christmas Craft Idea: Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

Can the kids help with this?

Yes, they definitely can! I love crafting with the kids. And, thankfully this easy Christmas craft idea is simple enough for a child to help with.

Depending on your child’s age, you might want to help them cut the paper and the ribbon. But, an older child who has mastered scissor skills can certainly create these independently with little supervision.

a children's craft for Christmas

School holiday craft ideas

The kids will have a few weeks off from school during the holidays. And, instead of letting them get bored, why not try a few of these school holiday craft ideas.

If you’re looking for an easy Christmas craft idea like these decoupage Christmas ornaments, why not try a few of these:

  • Let the kids make a paper snowman. After that, send them outside to make a real one. Get the directions here.
  • These cinnamon ornaments would be fun to hang on your Christmas tree too. Find out how here.
  • Making paper snowflakes is always fun. We used to hang them from every window in the house. Here are the instructions.

Easy Christmas craft idea supplies

a paper mache Christmas ball

Directions to make this easy Christmas craft idea

If you use paper napkins or your patterns have light colors, you will first need to paint your baubles white. If you apply the paper without painting them, the lighter colors could turn see-through.

Once the baubles have dried, take your pencil and draw two lines that cross over at the top and bottom of the bauble. This will give it four equal sections.

making a Christmas ornament

Apply Mod Podge to one-quarter of the bauble. Before it dries, place your paper over it, ensuring it sticks to all of the quarter. Don’t worry if the paper creases or wrinkles; this will happen because of the shape!

Cut the paper as close to the bauble as possible using your scissors. Don’t worry about raw edges; these will be covered by the ribbon.

Place the paper you just used over the other pieces of paper, and use the gap in the first piece of paper as a template to cut out other sections.

Apply paper to each section in the same way. Apply Mod Podge to the quarter, apply the paper, and cut it close to the quarter. If you have several patterns, you can have so many combinations!

decoupaging a Christmas ball

TIP: Do one section of each bauble at a time so they have time to dry.

Once you have covered each bauble and they are all dry it’s time to apply the ribbon!

Take one of the ribbons, and wrap it around the bauble, then cut it. Use this as a guide to cut the other pieces of ribbon. Then, allocate two pieces of ribbon to each bauble.

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Once you have done this, take two of the ribbons and line all of the ends up. Cut a point in them so it looks like an arrow.

Apply Mod Podge to the bauble where each section meets and apply the ribbons. To keep them in place, wrap an elastic band around them.

Wait for them to dry! It’s easier to dry them when they are hanging. Use a popsicle stick or something similar to dangle them over the edge of a surface. Alternatively, you can place them on top of a glass.

If you love this easy Christmas craft idea, try these easy Washi tape gift card holders or these Washi tape Christmas cards.

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