DIY: Popcorn shaped Christmas ornament

Christmas is almost here! You know all those fun, crazy ornaments? I saw one in the shape of a box of popcorn that I loved. It was made of beads, which made me decide I could try to make something similar myself.

What you need

To make this ornament I used: – Two even pieces of black fabric (I used an old pair of jeans) – A needle and thread – Stuffing (I plucked some from a pillow) – Bugle beads in gold – Bugle beads in red – Rocailles in gold – Pearl beads

Step 1: Embroidering the beads

First, I planned out the design by laying the beads on the fabric. Then, I started embroidering from the middle. I ended with the pearl beads.

Step 2: Sewing the extra layer of fabric

Once the embroidery is finished, it’s time to sew another piece of fabric on top of it. To do this, I turned the fabric and embroidery inside out. When sewing, I kept the top part open for the next step.

Step 3: Turning in inside out

Then, I gently turned the ornament inside out, so the embroidery is on the right side again. After filling it up with some stuffing it’s time to close up the top part.

Step 4: Closing it up

As the top is a little more chaotic the stitches don’t really show, so no need to be too perfectionistic with closing the ornament up. Then, you can add a thread to hang it in the tree.



  1. Sunday December 13th, 2020 / 11:03 AM

    Wat een geweldige diy!! Echt een schattig resultaat, deze sla ik zeker op! <3

  2. Mariska
    Monday December 21st, 2020 / 11:25 AM

    Ik krijg helemaal zin om zelf kerstballen te maken! Al is dit misschien wat hooggegrepen 😉

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