Last week I had the privilege of doing a guest post at
Here is a rendition of the post I made for her blog. I hope you all enjoy another decor ball post.
More decor balls. Yes, I am crazy.
I promise this.is.my.last. decor ball post. Maybe.
I want to show you how to make a variety of decor balls. These are very popular right now – who doesn’t love a basket of decor balls?
Here’s a tutorial on how to make pretty much any type of decor ball you could ever want.
First, load up on your “gear”.
You need a basic ball to start with. For this tutorial I used ping-pong balls, foam balls in assorted sizes, and training balls.
You also need some materals to wrap around the balls. I used twine, cotton string, jute, and wicker. I also found some black string with sparkles in it.
For basic decor balls, just start with whatever size ball you want and wrap the twine around it gluing every 1/2″ or so.
Keep wrapping and gluing until you reach the opposite side of the ball.
Ta Da! Super easy!
Now for the two-toned decor ball:
Start by gluing down two colors of string side by side.
Then just start gluing down both strands together in a spiral motion.
When I got to the end I realized there was a big hole in the ball, so I just cut out a circle from a piece of thin cardboard and glued it on the ball.
Then I just glued the strands over the piece of cardboard.
Braided decor ball:
This one was a little more tricky, but still doable.
Start by gluing three very long pieces of twine to your ball. Braid them about 3″
From there just start wrapping the braid around and gluing it down in the same spiral fashion that you did the other balls.
I would just braid a little, then wrap and glue, then braid more. Make sure you cut very long pieces of twine, otherwise you are going to have to try to add more in the middle of making your ball.
Two-tone twisted decor ball:
I made this one the same way as the basic two-tone decor ball, but instead of just gluing the twine down, I twisted it together before I glued it.
The tutorial for the large ball can be found here.
For this set of balls, from largest to smallest I used: a fake nerf basketball, plastic training ball, foam ball, and a ping-pong ball.
For the baby balls I used jute and ping-pong balls.
Different ball sizes I used:
I’m pretty sure you now know how to make any type of decor ball you could ever want.
I’d love to see some that you’ve made!
Here are links to balls I’ve already taught you how to make. No use posting the same tutorial twice, right?
I loosely promise to not post any more decor ball tutorials
ever again! for at least a month.
If you’ve made any decor balls recently, post a link in my comments section!