DIY Pokeball Christmas Ornaments

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Question: What does Pokemon Go and Christmas have in common?

Well, for your starters for both you end up wandering around until you can capture the one thing that you've been searching for. And if you really look at it, Pokemon and gifts are pretty much the same as you never know what you're going to get.

This year you can change that as you can finally be in charge of your own destiny and Christmas decorations.

If you love Pokemon and Christmas, you're going to be blown away with the DIY's I have in store for you that blend both to create some amazing creations.

Upcycled Pokeballs

Created by: Kaizahr

If you're like most people, Christmas decorations isn't a thing that you regularly buy. In truth, you've probably been putting up the same decorations year after year which means that it might be time for a little upgrade. If this sounds like you, don't run out to the store, simply add a dash of red, white and black to your pre-existing ornaments to add a little Poke-festivities to your Christmas.

Here's what you'll need

-Old/recycled/cheap Christmas ornaments
-Acrylic paint- black, white, and red
-glitter (optional)
-glue (for the glitter option)
-rubber bands 

Be sure to check out the video for a step by step tutorial.

Poke Ball Sequin Ornaments

Created by: 

We all know that Pokeballs are meant to carry Pokemon but these blinged out Pokeballs must hold Christmas spirit. Whether you're looking to deck out your try or create a gift for the Pokemon lover in your life, this is a project that is sure to impress. While it may be daunting to fill up an entire styrofoam ball with color coordinated sequins and seed beads, you'll be glad you did.

Here's what you'll need:

Ornament:

For Hanging:

Don't forget to check out Penolopy's tutorial on how to make these beauties. 

DIY Pokemon Pokeball Ornaments

Created by: Tonya Coleman

When it comes to crafting Christmas themed ornaments, there are tons of things you can find in the arts and craft store. From styrofoam, glitter, tinsel and more there is a limitless option when creating but don't forget the plastic clear baubles. True, at first glance they might not look like much but with a little genius thought, simple clear plastic instantly becomes the iconic Pokeball.

This is what you'll need:

Check out the tutorial over at Oriental Trading.

Pokeball Christmas Ornament and Charm

Created by: MintDahlia

While ti is easy for Pokeballs looking the same, some DIY'ers do a great job with adding a little personal touch to their creation. This crafty tutorial by Youtuber MintDahlia is not only an easy make it is also a great way to add a cute personalization to your Pokeball especially if you use it as a gift. You can even make it a fun Christmas project among friends and trade cute and pun-y Pokemon inspired messages.

Here's what you'll want to have:

  • Clear Ornament
  • Red & White Glitter
  • Glue
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Eye Pins
  • White & Black Polymer Clay (Fimo, Premo, Sculpey)
  • White Ribbon
  • Brush

Be sure to check out the video for a step by step tutorial.

What are you waiting for? The article is over so now it's time for you to get to crafting! As the popular saying goes; "Gotta Craft 'Em All!"

Don't forget, there are tons of different types of Pokeballs out there so make sure you get creative with your Pokeball inspired craft. If you try any of these out, be sure to share them with us down in the comments!

Published Dec. 7th 2016

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