How to make easy, Emoji Ornaments :-)

Happy day-after Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed piles of turkey and pie and feasted with family and friends. And I hope today finds you at home, ready to craft, instead of battling the crowds at the store. Today’s DIY Emoji Ornaments are a super-fun and fast craft for kids and adults. While everyone is gathered for the weekend, pull out the paints and the balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam and make colorful Emoji Ornaments!

DIY Emoji Ornaments

Emoji Ornaments by Linda Valentino.

To make Emoji Ornaments, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” balls; scrap piece
  • Flexible craft foam sheets (foamies) in black, red and white
  • Acrylic craft paint in yellow
  • Silver cord, 9” length for each ornament
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wood skewers; stiff bristle paintbrush; hole punch

To make Emoji Ornaments:

1. Insert a skewer into a 3” foam ball, and use it as your handle. Paint the ball yellow and let dry. (Hint: insert the skewer into a scrap piece of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to hold the ball upright while the paint dries.)

DIY Emoji Ornaments


2. Knot together the ends of a 9” length of silver cord. Insert and glue the knot into the hole left by the skewer.

3. Decide which expression you’d like for your ornament.

  • Punch out eyes from the black foamie with the hole punch.
  • Cut out a half circle for a wide grin.
  • Add teeth with a 1-1/2” x ¼” strip cut from a white foamie.
  • Cut a tongue from the red foamie.
  • The smiling face with closed eyes uses a 1/8” strip of black foamie for the mouth and eyes.

4. Refer to the photo and glue your features in place. To make the closed eyes and curved mouth, bend the 1/8” strip to create the mouth and eyes and glue in place.

DIY Emoji Ornaments

Use the patterns or make your own emoji expressions.

How was your Thanksgiving? I don’t think I’ll eat for a week! Do you have craft plans for this weekend?

Happy crafting!


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10 Responses to How to make easy, Emoji Ornaments :-)

  1. Aren’t these cute Emojis! My nieces and nephews will have such fun with me making these ornaments. Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      Yay! It sounds like you’re planning family crafting time! I was always the “crafty” aunt when my niece was growing up, and those were fun times. Enjoy! Happy Christmas crafting, Angie. Sharon

  2. I agree with not being able to eat for a week after our big meal! We did ours last night and I am still so full I don’t even want to think about food!
    When we were eating dessert they all told me that if the only thing I had made was my dream cake they would have been happy! For the last couple weeks I kept dreaming about making a special ice cream cake and decided that I would make it for Thanksgiving. Even though I made three desserts my dream cake was the only one anyone ate! LOL I guess it was a hit! 😁😁😁
    These ornaments are so cute! Jenna is obsessed with emojis so I will be making her one of these this year. Thanks for the inspiration!
    I hope you recover from your big meal soon! 🙂🙃🙂 ✨✨✨

    • Sharon says:

      Well, now you know what to make for Thanksgiving dessert next year! What kind of magical, ice cream cake was it? We went overboard on our desserts, too — four desserts for five people! I’m glad you’ll share these ornaments with Jenna — I bet she could DIY her own, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Katiria says:

    Such a great idea for ornaments! I love it. I think I will do t craft with my younger nieces and daughter. We made little foamie turkeys and necklaces that were a hit and I think these emojis would be great for our tree. Happy Crafting 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      What fun! It’s nice to have little ones around who love to craft! I’m so glad you’re going to give these ornaments a try, too. They’re so bright, and they’ll look great on the tree. Let me know how they turn out, and send a photo! Happy crafting, and xo! Sharon

  4. annehaun says:

    Cute ornament – Happy Black Friday!

    • Sharon says:

      I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy Black Friday to you, too! Are you out battling the crowds? I keep putting off the errand I need to run . . . Happy Christmas crafting! Sharon

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