Saturday, November 19, 2011

"S" is for Styrofoam

Glittered snowflake ornaments made from STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.

Simple, easy ornaments you can make to add sparkle anywhere for the holidays.

Inspired by the large bead snowflake from Pottery Barn:

You could glitter these any color to match your decor.

Here's how I made the ornaments:

Supplies needed:

STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- 1" balls
- 1 1/2" balls
- flat sheet goods (any size)

- Krylon spray glitter

- loose glitter

- wire hangers (& wire cutters)

- hot glue gun

- tiny measuring spoons or melon baller

1. Begin by cutting the wire hanger into pieces, one 5" piece and 4 - 2 1/2" pieces:

2. Prepare the smaller balls.
Using a metal measuring spoon scoop out a small ball shape from the flat sheet:

Dig down deep and then twist in a circular motion:

This is what comes out:

3. Take the ball and roll it between your hands like a meatball to smooth the edges and achieve a nice rounded shape:

4. Make at least 6 1/2" balls and 6 3/4" balls:

5. Begin assembly.
Use the 5" wire piece and slide the balls on in this order:
(Use a drop of hot glue on the wire then slide the ball over the glue.)

6. Take the 2 1/2" wire and poke into side of large center ball.
Add same balls into place.

7. Repeat on other side for equality:

8. Spray the glitter spray paint onto the balls, then sprinkle loose glitter onto the paint:
(Do this in sections over a scrap paper to collect glitter for re-use.)

9. Make a resting cradle for the center ball with straight pins to let paint/glitter dry:

10. Hang using ribbon and a straight pin glued into the outer most ball:

Ready for Christmas.

This project was recently part of the Handmade Holiday series at Under the Table and Dreaming:


Check out all the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam projects from the series, there are a lot of great ideas, especially using the cone shape for trees.

I was one of the few who made ornaments.

A little STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam can go a long way.

Disclaimer: The STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam materials used in this project were provided by The Dow Chemical Company.  The opinions in the post are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish this project.


  1. Prekrasno!!!!hvala za tutorial....

  2. Those are really cute! Who knew you could make your own Styrofoam balls?

  3. Sono bellissime queste tue decorazioni.....
    sei veramente molto brava:)
    Un bacio

  4. Wow, this looks sooo great! Love how little ornaments turned out.


  5. Those are very cute and look fun to make!

  6. love these I think I will make some to hang from my picture window thanks

  7. That's the best use of styrofoam balls I've ever seen!!

  8. What a beautiful idea!! I love them! You have to come link up over at! We also have a giveaway going on!!

  9. They look fantastic and probably an easy enough project for the kids to tackle.

    I'd love it if you could link this project up at my Simply Christmas event at:

  10. Love these! I featured them on "Top 10 Ornaments to Make" @! Feel free to stop by and grab a button to show that you are featured!