Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY Wall Art decks your walls for Christmas

Here’s a cute idea for DIY wall art that’s an easy Christmas gift idea, too. Make the DIY Ornament Wall Art in your favorite colors, and then use the other set of half balls to make one for gift giving. Patty Schaffer used sequins and pins to decorate each ornament, and you could also use beads, buttons, ribbon, and washi tape. As the song goes, “Deck the halls with Ornament Wall Art . . .

DIY Christmas Wall Art

Ornament Wall Art by Patty Schaffer.

To make DIY Ornament Wall Art, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: One each 2”, 2-1/2” and 3” balls
  • Picture frame, 8” x 10”
  • Scrapbook paper, one sheet
  • Tissue paper, three colors
  • Sequins
  • Peal head pins
  • Ornament hangers, three
  • Mod Podge
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; bar of soap or old candle; stiff paintbrush
DIY Wall Art

Patty used pretty, flower sequins on the white ornament.

To make DIY Ornament Wall Art:

1. Remove the glass from the frame. Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the cardboard backing and glue in place. Reassemble the frame.

2. Wax the knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap. Cut each ball in half. You will need one half ball in each size; save the other halves for another project. (Or, make two pictures and give one as a gift.)

3. Coat each half ball with Mod Podge, and then cover each one with a different color of tissue paper. Let dry.

4. Decorate each ornament with pearl head pins and sequins. Insert an ornament hanger into the top of each half ball.

DIY Wall Art

There are so many ways to decorate these ornaments.

5. Lay the frame flat on the table. Arrange the half balls in the frame, stacking them from the largest to smallest. Glue in place.

Here’s another idea for DIY Christmas Wall Art, and this one is super-fast to DIY. It’s made in an afternoon with scrapbook paper and sheets of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. (And after the holidays, change it up by switching out the scrapbook papers. Presto change-o!)

DIY wall art

Dress your walls for Christmas using scrapbook paper and sheets of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

Today wraps up the summertime series Tinsel Tuesdays. From snowmen and ornaments, to tabletop trees and wreaths, Tinsel Tuesdays help jump start your Christmas crafting. If you missed any of this summer’s Christmas projects, you’ll find links to the tutorials below.

T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree Topiaries 

Skiing Snowman 

Driftwood Christmas Tree 

Ice Cream Cone Ornament 

Sports Ball Ornaments  

Soda Can Christmas Wreath 

Recycled Robot Christmas Ornaments 

Stacked Ornament Candleholders  

Sock Snowman Ornament 

Satin & Brocade Fabric Ornaments  

Glittered Christmas Ornament  

Can you believe it’s already the middle of August? Are you excited to see fall right around the corner, or sad that summer’s almost over?

Happy crafting.


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10 Responses to Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY Wall Art decks your walls for Christmas

  1. kidosmom says:

    I like the trees on the table, how did you do those?

  2. CraftyB says:

    Very pretty ornaments. I also love the Xmas wall decor. Fabulous idea!

  3. LisaM6 says:

    Happy for Fall! The heat is terrible and fires! Gads the smoke. Hope for rain.

    Love the ornaments. I will have to add these to my must try this year list. You could use sports tissue paper and make them into some wonderful Christmas Gifts! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      What a great idea — these could be stacked sports balls instead of ornaments! Thanks for the suggestion. I didn’t know that the fires were so close to you – yikes! I hope you see some rain very soon! Sharon

  4. LOVE the ornaments!!! So pretty!

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