I love the plastic ball Christmas ornaments from Dollar Tree!! There are soooo many DIY opportunities for these ornaments and this year I wanted to try a bunch!
I created these DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments using just a few supplies from the dollar store and I absolutely adore how they turned out. This ornament looks wayyy more expensive than the less than $4 I spent to make it.
Cute, neutral, rustic ornaments are really my thing, which is why I love how the jute rope looks on these ornaments. The idea really just came to me.
I had gotten a bunch of stuff at Dollar Tree without a solid idea of what to do with it (crafters gotta craft!). I was originally thinking I would paint the plastic ball ornaments and maybe do something with my Cricut and some vinyl, similar to something I did in the fall with my Halloween potion bottles.
But then I got inspired and decided to try this jute ball ornament idea that suddenly appeared in my brain. Afterwards I still had some extra ornaments since these smaller ones are 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree! We’ll see if I get another inspiring idea for those ones 😆.
Anyways, with some hot glue, $1 jute rope, a bit of ribbon, a piece of pine, and a $.50 ornament, you can create these easy and rustic DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments!! I feel like it’s something I could find at Pottery Barn, or at least Hobby Lobby!
Or maybe I’m just overestimating my style here, but whatever I still think it’s cute. They would also be adorable Christmas gifts!
Here’s how I made my DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments!
To make these DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments, you’ll need:
- Clear ball ornament from Dollar Tree
- Jute rope from Dollar Tree
- Hot glue
- A bundle of pine/greenery from Dollar Tree
1. Start gluing your rope
I started at the top of my ornament. You’ll want to avoid using too much of the hot glue since the ornament is plastic and doesn’t exactly react well to the heat! But just a little hot glue here and there will be enough.
2. Wrap your rope around the ornament
Carefully wrap the rope around the plastic ornament, using a few dots of hot glue to adhere the rope every now and then. You’ll probably need a little extra glue towards the bottom of the ornament–that’s when mine started getting a little finicky with me!
3. Add ribbons, pine,& bows
I used the loop on the ornament’s top to tie on a hanger for my ornament using ribbon. Then I used the same ribbon to tie a little bow. I hot glued two pieces of faux pine I had lying around to the front of the ornament. I really wanted to hide that silver color–it does not go with the vibe of these DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments!! Then I glued my little bow to the front of the ornament.
Add your DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments on your tree!
Ta da! All finished! Was that not SUPER easy?! I think mine took me like 30-45 minutes, which makes this a PERFECT nap time craft!
Nap time crafts are an essential part of my life now that I’m a mom. Gotta fit in some creative time between working and chasing my one year old!
I love how these DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments turned out. They fit perfect with my Christmas tree’s aesthetic–super rustic and farmhouse-y.
How did your DIY Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments turn out?? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments!!
Stay festive 🙂