How to Make Twine Covered Christmas Balls

These twine covered Christmas balls make great decorations and add a country touch for the holidays. Use them to decorate your dinner table or make them into ornaments to adorn your tree. Paint them any color you wish, such as traditional red and green, more contemporary silver and gold, or perhaps light blue.


Step 1

Spread the glue over a 2-inch circle around a styrofoam ball working in towards the center of the ball. Use either a paintbrush or a Q-tip and only do a small section at a time so the glue doesn't dry too quickly.

Step 2

Fold the end of the twine over and pin it to the edge of the glue towards the middle of the ball. This will hold the twine in place securely to get started.

Step 3

Wind the twine around the ball covering the glued area. Be sure to keep the twine close together to avoid any gaps. Pull it tightly around the styrofoam ball.

Step 4

Add more glue in another 1 to 2-inch section and wind more twine around the glue. Continue adding glue and twine until the whole ball is covered. You will need to cut pieces of the twine as you go to fit it in the smaller sections.

Step 5

Spray paint the ball any color you wish. Let it dry. Add another coat if necessary to completely cover the twine. Let it dry.

Step 6

Repeat steps 1 through 5 for as many balls as you wish to make. Set the finished balls in a decorative bowl and use it as a centerpiece on your dinner table or coffee table.

Tips and Warnings

Use different size styrofoam balls to create a really pretty centerpiece. If you desire, add small looped ribbons to hang them as ornaments on your Christmas tree.

Things You'll Need

Styrofoam balls, Ball of twine, Craft glue, Small paintbrush or Q-tips, Metallic spray paints - red, green, gold, silver, or blue, Straight pins, Decorative bowl

About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.

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