As you see throughout our site, we all love the Scandinavian style and especially when it comes to decorating for Christmas. Mixing natural materials with a bit of creativity is a Scandi staple and something we can all do, no matter what the design style. These simple but elegant painted wooden ball ornaments are the perfect project for just that.

Time to allow your creative side to run free!

painted wooden ball ornaments

We’re having a ball!

The beauty of using wooden balls is that you can leave part of the ball showing. The wood grain adds a lovely texture to your tree and looks great no matter the color palette you chose to use. To add a bit of holiday shine and keep these painted wooden ball ornaments looking more natural, we used a gold, copper, and white craft paint. But of course you can use any colors you like!

We would love to see how you decorate your tree for Christmas, so be sure to share with us by posting photos to our Facebook page for members or by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram.

Skill level: Beginner

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How to Make Painted Wooden Ball Ornaments

Begin with a selection of wooden balls in various sizes and screw eye hooks into the top. You can then tape off parts of the wooden balls with washi tape and begin painting. We suggest that you tape all the balls first, then paint all the gold parts. Leave them to dry, peel off the tape, and repeat the same process with the next color, then the next.

Once your layers are dry, you can add some gold floss to the eye screw and your wooden ball ornaments are ready to hang.

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Explore More

To see our other handmade tree decorations, take a peek at our Scandinavian wood stars, our cute paper houses, our glittery paper geodes, and our fun pinecone birds. You can also craft our felt garland to go around your tree. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun and simple DIY projects from our studio!