DIY Glitter Ornaments

Friday, December 16, 2011

So that whole spray painted lace ornament thing? I didn't quite have the patience to try to make that work. I decided to find another way to salvage the project, and I came up with the perfect idea: glitter ornaments.

Like many people, I'd made glitter ornaments before. You know the drill...slather some glue on the outside of an ornament, cover it with massive amounts of glitter and spray it with hairspray in hopes the glitter will stick (which it does...for about a day). The whole process is messy, and the ornaments usually end up ruined anyway.

Not anymore.

One day on Pinterest (as you all know, I'm addicted), I came across this tutorial at Amanda Sarver Blog for glitter ornaments where all the mess happens inside the ornament!

Sound difficult? It's not. It was SO easy.

What you'll need:
-glass ornaments (I got mine for 50% off at Hobby Lobby)
-Mop & Glo (I used Mop & Shine from Dollar Tree, because I'm cheap and didn't want to spend four bucks on floor cleaner I was only using for a DIY project)
-glitter (I think fine glitter looks better than the chunkier glitter...I got mine at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon)


This whole project ended up costing me about $6.00...you can barely buy one ornament for that price these days, and I made four!

Again, I apologize for the crappy cell pics...I should have a better camera in the next few months, but that's another story for another time :)

Step 1-Remove the top of the ornament and pour in a little Mop & Glo...you won't need much.


Step 2-Holding the ornament between your thumb and index finger (making sure to cover the opening with your finger, of course!), shake and swirl the ornament so that the Mop & Glo evenly covers the inside.
Step 3-Turn the ornament upside down in a glass to let the excess Mop & Glo drip out.

Step 4-When the ornament has stopped dripping, remove it from the glass and pour some glitter inside. Use less than you think you'll need, because it doesn't take as much as you'd think to cover the inside.
Step 5-Holding the ornament with your thumb and index finger (like in step 2), shake the ornament until the glitter completely covers the inside. If it's not enough, add a little more glitter.

Step 6-Replace the ornament top, add a bow or a hanger if you like, and you're done! Easy-peasy, pretty, inexpensive homemade ornaments!

Mine are a gift for someone, but I plan on making some for our tree next year. These were so easy to make, and they look gorgeous hanging on the tree.

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