DIY Emoji Ornaments

Whether you’re happy, sad or LOL with tears, there’s an emoji that describes your feelings. These fun—and surprisingly quick-to-make—emoji ornaments will add instant personality to your tree.

What’s great about this project is that I recently found a new way to make wool pom poms. Instead of the time consuming cardboard ring way or a store-bought pom pom maker, you can make these puffy balls by simply wrapping wool around two toilet paper rolls.  I don’t know about you, but whoever discovered this pom pom technique is my new crafting spirit animal.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Supplies:

  • Yellow wool (one ball of wall makes about seven ornaments)
  • Stiff felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 2 cardboard toilet paper rolls

Instructions:

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 1: Place two toilet paper rolls side by side and start wrapping wool around them.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 2: Keep going for a long time until the wool is really, really thick around the rolls.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 3: Cut an 20 cm piece of wool.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 4: Insert the piece of wool through the two cardboard rolls.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 5: Wrap the piece of wool around the ball and tie it on the opposite side.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 6: Remove the two cardboard rolls.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 7: Secure the middle thread with a second knot.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 8: Cut the round edges of the wool. Be sure not to cut your middle string because that is what you’re going to use to hang your ornament on your tree. Tie it together now so you can keep track of it while you’re doing steps 9 and 10.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 9: Start trimming the wool to form it into a ball.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 10: Keep trimming until it finally starts to take shape.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 11: Cut your emoji face shapes from your stiff felt.

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

Step 12: Glue your face shapes to the pom pom. Let dry.

final 11

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

DIY Emoji Christmas Ornaments

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