It seems like every year my kids are into a new character or tv show around Christmastime. And I enjoy adding ornaments to our tree each year to remember what they enjoy. I mean, we have Barney and Sesame Street all the way up to several styles of Star Wars. And, ornaments are expensive, especially as their tastes change each year.
This year, it’s Pokemon Go for my youngest two.
I made these Pokemon character pumpkins this Fall, and they love them. I had some of the materials left over from that project, and had already found inexpensive clear ornament balls from Dollar Tree. The natural thing to make then would be Pokeball ornaments right? Well of course!
Unlike the Pokemon pumpkins, I’m not including a pattern for this because the shapes you need are simple, and you’re going to have to adjust the size to fit your ornament anyway.
I painted the entire ornament with red spray paint. My ornament is plastic, but I assume it will work just as well with glass. Another option is to simply use solid red ornaments!
When it was dry, I used white craft paint on the bottom half of the ornament. It make take a coat or two of white to cover the red paint.
Using the black felt leftover from the pumpkins, I cut a strip that fit around the center of the ornament. You could use ribbon for this instead.
The length of my felt was just short of wrapping the entire ornament, so that’s where I added the circles.
I cut two circles from craft foam in white and black.
If you’re uncomfortable cutting perfect circles freehand, find a coin whose size would work well for your ornament and trace around it onto the craft foam. This will give you a pattern.
Then, I hot glued all the pieces together and onto the ornament. You need to be careful with this parti f you’re using plastic ornaments I had to be careful with this part on my plastic ornament so it didn’t melt.
And that’s it!