Decorating the house for Christmas is an activity that excites me a lot, that’s why I always start to think about what I want to do well in advance. This time I want to help you with great ideas to decorate your tree and the whole house, starting with very creative ones Christmas balls.
If you are tired of putting together the same little tree every year, with the old inherited ornaments, already a bit battered and old-fashioned, I tell you that there is an inexpensive and original way to give it a new “look” that will make it look more beautiful than never. These are transparent Christmas balls.
Here are many ideas that you can combine with lights and ribbons so that your tree and your Christmas arrangements are the center of attention in the upcoming parties.
Transparent Christmas balls
First of all you should know that there are several types of transparent balls. There are those of blown glass that are totally closed. They are very cute combined with other balls or colored accessories.
Then there are the ones with a metal cap on top, which you can remove to fill the balls with whatever you want, close them and leave them ready to hang.
There are also the balls that open in half; These are generally made of plastic or acrylic and allow to put inside more voluminous and elaborate things that would not enter through the small hole of the previous ones.
Finally you will find some that have a large central opening, special for placing objects that require oxygen, such as candles or small plants.
Knowing then the different types of transparent balls that exist on the market, you will then know which one to buy depending on the use you want to give it.
All are quite inexpensive and you will surely find them in many websites or physical stores specialized in decoration.
The rest is up to your imagination. And I bet you that no matter how much you make it fly, you will not be able to imagine everything that I am going to show you next.
1. Iridescent Glass
Starting with the most basic, these blown glass balls are very delicate and very subtle.
They will be beautiful in a very leafy tree with white lights and silver ribbons, or if you prefer, accompanied by balls of many colors, because their iridescent effect makes them very combinable.
2. Hand Painted
You should only buy glass paint and brushes of different thicknesses. Involve the boys in this activity, so your Christmas tree will have the imprint of the whole family.
3. Painted and Full of Snow
In addition to hand painting them, you can also fill them with fake snow.
4. Vinyl Prints
Another option is to print different Christmas motifs on self-adhesive vinyl that you can apply to the balls. You can also fill them with fake snow, glitter or whatever suits your chosen motif.
5. Messages and Good Wishes
As simple as printing or handwriting cute Christmas wishes and inserting them into each ball. If it is one of those that can be opened, distribute the messages among your guests on Christmas Eve.
6. Paper Stars
Take advantage of all the waste paper you have and make cute flat, corporeal or origami stars with which you can fill the Christmas balls.
7. Trees in the Tree
A snowy tree inside each ball? Just great!
8. Painted with Glitter
Draw the shape you want with plastic glue on the glass and then sprinkle it with colored glitter. A brilliant idea!
9. Stuffed with Mostacillas
A very good option to add color to the tree. Best of all, you can empty them later and fill them with something else next year. You will have a new tree every year.
10. Paper Rolls
You can use wrapping paper, old magazine paper, or whatever you have on hand.
11. Multicolored Sugar Balls
If you are a color lover, fill the balls with these mini sugar balls that are used to decorate cakes and sweets.
They will guarantee you a very sweet and colorful Christmas.
Sticking with edible ideas, creativity is endless. Popcorn, candies, mints, chocolate coins … whatever you want!
14. Sand and Snails
Surely you or your children are one of those who spend hours on the beach collecting shells and snails … then take advantage of them with this idea and may the memory of summer accompany you until Christmas.
Very delicate detail for a very romantic tree.
The glamor and elegance of pearls will make your tree a piece to be admired.
17. Rose Petals
Romantic and dreamy. A very useful resource for Christmas table decorations.
18. Dried Flowers
You can also dissect flowers and set the decoration with this very vintage resource.
19. Flowers and Candles
If you buy the balls that are open, you can put fresh flowers and also candles that will be beautiful on Christmas Eve. But BEWARE! Make sure they are in safe and non-flammable places.
20. Paper Filaments
You can use the paper that comes from filler in the boxes of fragile objects, or even those that remain in the deposit of the office shredder.
21. Pens and Ribbons
Light, ethereal, sublime …
Print small photos of the family, your last vacation or the places you want to visit next year. Your guests will spend hours discovering fun things in your tree.
23. Ropes, Ropes and Cords
For a rustic tree, this idea is very original and super economical.
24. Miniature Gardens
A beautiful idea for Christmas arrangements that allow you to appreciate this work, almost filigree, up close.
25. Painted Twigs
Paint dry twigs with different colors and place them inside the balls to decorate your natural tree or why not?… Your tree also made with a dry branch.
Cut out pictures of your favorite animals from magazines or books or paint them yourself, so you can choose the color palette that you like the most.
27. Bird Feathers or Balloons
The showiness of the feathers of a peacock (you will find fake peacock feathers in the haberdashery) will be unique and novel. If there are many children in your family, they will adore these balls with inflated balloons inside.
With a portable emery, you can draw the motif you want to make your Christmas balls authentic works of art.
29. Custom Balls
With indelible ink markers or special glass paint you can personalize the balls with the names of each member of the family.
As you will see, creativity has no limits. A transparent ball is like a blank canvas that will allow you to fill it with whatever you want. Nothing is impossible and your Christmas tree will look like none.
Although there is still a long way to go, start thinking about which of all these ideas will decorate your house in the next holidays and Merry Christmas!