Easy DIY Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments

Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments in 15 minutes

From December 1st to December 23rd I’m sharing three Christmas projects per week, for Twelve Days of Christmas Projects.

Welcome to Day Five!

You can find the links to the other projects at the bottom of this post.

We live with five feline friends, and for us that means that glass ornaments are pretty much a no no.

At least this year… because three of our cats are fairly new to the house, and are still getting acclimated.

But there are a lot of great plastic options these days, and you don’t have to worry about breakage.

These stuffed clear plastic ornaments that I’m sharing today give you a lot of wow for little time and effort, and I found everything I needed at the dollar store.

The Christmas season can be busy, so it’s always nice when projects are quick and easy.

3 clear plastic ornaments and green, gold, and red ribbon curl swirls

I found these 3 bulb-shaped clear plastic ornament for $3 for the pack, and the curl swirls were $1 for a two-pack.

Curl swirls are those decorative things that we might put on gift packages. Back in the day we would DIY these with ribbon and scissors.

But finding them already made saves a lot of time for not much money.

close up of bulb-shaped clear plastic ornament

I thought this bulb-shape was fun, but any clear plastic ornament could be used for this.

red, gold, and green ribbon curl swirls

These curly swirlies are so colorful. They’re very shimmery and bright.

They come stapled onto the cardboard holders with just one staple, so it was easy to remove them.

And now the fun starts, and it really couldn’t be easier.

Stuffing clear plastic ornaments

filling clear plastic ornament with gold curl swirls

All you need to do is stuff the curl swirls into the plastic ornaments.

It’s that simple, and it goes pretty quick.

Lickity split.

using pencil to stuff clear plastic ornament with ribbon curl swirls

A pencil might help too.

clear plastic ornament after being stuffed with one gold curl swirl

Here’s an ornament with one gold curl swirl stuffed inside. It definitely looks like it could use more curly swirly shimmeriness.

clear plastic ornament after being stuffed with two gold curl swirls

So, a second fot stuffed in too. And now it looks nice and full.

3 clear plastic ornament stuffed with red, gold, and green ribbon curl swirls

I stuffed the other two clear plastic ornaments with red and green curl swirls.

And I guess I got the hang of it because this went a lot faster than the first one. I got all three stuffed in less than ten minutes.

I’m sure my cats would love to get their paws on those curl swirls, but they are safely encased in the ornaments.

Dressing up stuffed clear plastic ornaments

clear plastic ornaments stuffed with ribbon curl swirls and decorated with red ribbon

To dress them up a bit I glued some red glitter-edged ribbon that I had in my stash onto the ornament caps.

A project like this is a great way to use up bits and pieces, and you can add whatever you think looks good.

hanging stuffed clear plastic ornaments with jute twine

I’m a big fan of jute twine and I use it a lot, and these ornaments being no exception.

Hanging stuffed clear plastic ornaments

clear plastic ornament stuffed with green ribbon curl swirls

Each ornament looks similar to the others, but different as well.

Not just because of the color, but because the curl swirls take on their own patterns inside each ornament.

Quick and easy stuffed clear plastic ornaments with ribbon curl swirls

Can you see the little rose shape in the middle of this one?

I love happy accidents like that.

clear plastic ornament stuffed with red ribbon curl swirls

I love the texture that the curl swirls make inside the ornaments.

Supplies needed for Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments

  • Clear plastic ornaments
  • Ribbon curl swirls
  • ribbon bits
  • jute twine
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks

Quick and easy stuffed clear plastic ornaments with ribbon curl swirls

And here they are together.

Fun & easy stuffed clear plastic ornaments with ribbon curl swirls

I’m going for the simple look, but you could dress these up any way you like.

Easy DIY stuffed clear plastic ornaments

It didn’t take long to glue on the ribbon bits and add the jute twine, so I got these done in about 15 minutes.

This would be a great project to do with kids or grandkids. It might take a little longer, but it would be a lot of fun. You could use regular white glue to add the ribbon for safety.

I hope this project has inspired you to create some stuffed clear plastic ornaments for your Christmas tree.

They would also look nice hanging in windows.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

Easy stuffed clear plastic ornaments for Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas Project Links

DAY TWELVE: Quick & Easy Scarf Christmas Wreath

DAY ELEVEN: Repurposed Furniture Legs into Alternative Christmas Trees

DAY TEN: Easy Map Ornaments from Cosmetic Containers

DAY NINE: Vintage Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

DAY EIGHT: Displaying Vintage Ornaments in a Frame

DAY SEVEN : Repurposed Playing Cards into DIY Christmas Tree

DAY SIX: DIY Christmas Wreath from Glittery Thrifted Finds

DAY FIVE: Easy DIY Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments

DAY FOUR: Easy DIY Christmas Gnomes

DAY THREE: Easy DIY Felt Poinsettia Wreath

DAY TWO: Easy Angel Ornaments from Tassels

DAY ONE: Repurposed Hand Fan Christmas Trees

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Wow! We must have some kind of telepathic link between your side of the continent and mine on the other side!! I’ve been batting around some ideas for a bunch of clear plastic ornaments that I have! I really like your idea though. It’s easy and fast! Thanks for the idea! And keep those lines of communication open! We are on a roll! And pinned!

    1. Thanks so much Dona! You get a lot of bang for your buck with clear plastic ornaments that’s for sure. There are so many things you can do with them.

  2. Tuula, did you get the plastic ornaments from Dollarama? I’ve only seen them in ball shapes at our stores but I’m liking these better. This is an adorable dollar store holiday craft! If I can find the ornaments here, I might make a set for my daughter’s Christmas tree. She has three curious cats and small children so plastic is where it’s at. LOL

    1. Thanks Marie! I found these ornaments at a dollar store but it was not Dollarama. I’m pretty sure it was Looney Tooney Plus. We have both here in my area. I wonder if Amazon or Michael’s might have them.