Christmas Trimmings Ornaments

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • foam brand foam:
  • 3”, 4” and 5” Balls
  • 5 to 8 yds. Trimming per Ornament (Cording, pearl garland, for example)
  • NOTE: The length of the trim per ornament depends on width of trim and size of ball.
  • Example:  4-1/4 yards of 3/8” trim will cover a 3” ball.
  • 7-1/4 yards of 3/8” trim will cover a 4” ball.
  • Tassels to match cording (Optional)
  • Thin Gold Cord for Hanger (or match hanger with trim used on ball)
  • Brass Filigree Bell Cap for Ornament Top
  • Pearl Head Straight Pins or Corsage Pins
  • Low Temp Glue Gun


  1. Use a pen to make a hole in the top of a ball, the width of your cording.  Glue the end of the cording into the hole to secure.
  2. Begin wrapping on around the ball tacking in place with small dabs of glue as you go. If you would like two types of trim on the same ball; wrap the two trims together side by side around the ball.
  3. If you want the ball done with sections of different trims, just glue where you stop with one trim and glue the next trim at this point and continue wrapping.  Use your imagination the possibilities are endless!
  4. If you would like the trim to run vertically on the ball for a different look, just cut pieces of trim to divide the ball into four or six equal sections and fill in the sections with the trims of your choice.  Mix and match trims to create a masterpiece. This is a good way to use up those small scrapes of trims.
  5. Once you’ve covered the ball with the trims of your choice, cut an 8” piece of thin gold cord or coordinate the hanger using a trim that was used on the ball.  Tie the cut ends together and glue the knot to the top of the ball;
  6. Place the bell cap over top of the knot to hide it.
  7. Put a dab of glue on the end of a pearl head pin or corsage pin, and push it into the hole at the top of the bell cap.

Happy Trimming!

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