I'm not one for a subtle Christmas tree. In fact Christmas is clearly my favourite time of the year as I have all kinds of excuses to make my home really pop with colour!
This year I have a blue tinsel tree, but a few Christmases ago I had this gorgeous purple one and these disco ball ornaments were my favourite decoration.
Plus, as you can see below, you can use some toys from around the house which makes them an awesome recycle project too.
- Mod Podge or glue
- Stanley knife
- Coloured string
- Assorted glitter
- Rubber bouncey balls (your kids probably have hundreds of these!)
I bought my glitter shaker from Spotlight and it's great to use as it's just like a salt shaker so glitter doesn't spill everywhere when the kids are using it.
Cut your string into around 5 inch lengths and tie a knot in the ends.
Check your branch thickness before you cut the string as you may need them to be longer.
Using the knife, cut a little slit into the rubber ball.
This step should be done by adults to protect those little fingers!
Poke the string into the slit.
Cover the ball with Mod Podge or glue.
Tip some glitter out onto a clean table and roll the ball around in the glitter until it's covered.
Make sure you don't get the string covered in glitter.
Hang your balls up somewhere to dry (see below). I used a little piece of dowel that I hung between two tall vases.
Once your disco balls are dry, hang on your tree and get the party started!
P.S. I'd love to see your disco ball creations. Just tag #hellohappycrafty on your posts to share the crafty love.