Ball of Yarn Tree Ornaments – Last Minute DIY

Ball of Yarn Tree Ornaments

I’ve been holding on to this small amount of yarn for a very long time, waiting for the “right” moment to use it and that moment has come. This variegated Christmas yarn ended up in my stash when my mom gave me a bunch of her craft tools and supplies. I remember my mom using this yarn when I was a kid – she made ornaments with it – and since then when I look at the yarn it brings back the most joyful memories. The only thing I could think of doing was using the yarn to make a ball of yarn tree ornament.

This is another project that took very little time, just like the star tree topper I made previously. I’m also using double-sided tape again because it’s less damaging to the foam balls.

Ball of Yarn Tree Ornaments


  • Scrap yarn in color of your choosing – the yarn I used seems to be worsted weight (4)
  • Foam balls – mine were 4.5″ and 5.25″ circumference
  • Double-sided tape
  • Modge-Podge or other water based sealer/glue
  • Sponge brush
  • Tree ornament hooks

Making these yarn balls is so easy, all you have to do is:

  1. Put some double-sided tape on the foam ball
  2. Wrap the yarn around until it’s covered enough
  3. Leave a bit of a yarn tail hanging for that ball of yarn effect
  4. Using a sponge brush, press the glue all over to secure everything in place
  5. Add the hook and hang your new ornament on your tree!
Christmas color yarn scraps and foam balls
Wrap the yarn around making sure it sticks to the tape
Use a yarn needle to weave through and leave a tail hanging
Seal the balls with some glue/Modge Podge
Insert hooks and your balls of yarn are ready for display!
Ball of Yarn Tree Ornaments

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