Some of my favorite Christmas decorations have always been oversized ornament balls lit up on trees outside.
I decided to make my own this year (with the help of my dad), and it was surprisingly easy! To make the "frame" of the ball, you use chicken wire. I went to Lowe's and bought a roll of the flimsiest chicken wire they had. It is 24-inches tall.
I used wire cutters to cut the chicken wire into 45-inch pieces.
I then wrapped the ends around each other to create a chicken wire "cylinder" of sorts. Be careful because that chicken wire is mean stuff. I have quite a few scratches on my arms from the project!
Then start closing the top and bottom of the cylinder together and work with the wire until it forms a ball. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Mine are about 24-inches in diameter, so they are a decent size to hang up in the tree.
After you have made the chicken wire ball, wrap strands of lights around them. I used some white ones and some colorful ones.
She's not much to look at in the daylight...
I made 4 ornament balls total.