DIY Glitter Ornaments are an easy project for you to make this holiday season. DIY Glitter Ornaments always come out beautiful and they will make your Christmas Tree Shine.
DIY Glitter Ornaments can be made with either glass or plastic ornaments. I prefer glass ornaments but if you have pets and little ones, you may want to use plastic ornaments so they don’t break.
There are a few different ways you can make these Do It Yourself Glitter Ornaments but I find the easiest way to make these Christmas Ornaments is with Polycrylic. I made some over a year ago and they still looking perfect.
This is a fun holiday project that doesn’t take long and it can be mess-free.
SuPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
- Clear Ornaments– I used glass but you can use plastic ornaments
- Polycrylic Protective Finish
- Paper towels
- drop cloth
Polycrylic: The Polycrylic is the “glue” that will hold the glitter to the ornaments. I’ve heard of other people using floor cleaners but I had polycrylic on hand, so I use that.
Ornaments: You can use any size or shape. I prefer round but this also works for the disc-shaped ornaments.
Glitter: I prefer using fine glitter. If you are not sure what colors you want to use, I suggest getting a glitter kit with several different colors so you can experiment.
Funnels: I had some funnels on hand and they have come in handy to keep this project mess-free. The funnels I have are rather large so I suggest getting Mini Funnels to ensure they’ll always fit in the ornaments.
How to Make DIY Glitter ORNAMENTS
Prep Your Space
First you want to cover your work area with a drop cloth so you can protect your work space, whether it’s your dining room table or kitchen counter.
Next I removed the tops of each ornament and set the tops aside.
Add the Polycrylic
Coat the inside of the ornament with POLYCRYLIC
Slowly swirl the ornament around so you can coat the entire inside of the ornament. Make sure you completely cover the inside and the neck of the ornament.
DRAIN THE POLYCRYLIC
Once the entire inside is coated, turn the the ornament upside down to drain out any excess Polycrylic. I drain most of it back into the can. After the majority has drained out, I then put the ornaments upside down in a solo cup for a few minutes to let the rest drip out.
Tip: If you saved the inserts the ornaments came in, you could use that or an empty egg carton if you don’t want to use solo cups to drain the ornaments.
ADD THE GLITTER
Once the excess Polycrylic has dripped out, it’s time to add the Glitter. Grab another mini funnel and pour your glitter into the ornaments. It really doesn’t matter how much you add because you can always add more if you need it and you will always drain out the excess anyways.
COAT THE INSIDE OF THE ORNAMENT WITH GLITTER
Slowly swirl the Glitter around until the entire inside has been coated with glitter. Don’t forget to coat the ornament neck. Sometimes I have to put my hand over the ornament opening and shake the ornament to get the glitter to stick to the neck of the ornament.
DRAIN THE GLITTER
To drain out the excess glitter, turn the ornament upside down and give it a few taps. I like to dump the excess glitter back into the glitter container.
Let the DIY Glitter Ornaments dry completely before placing the tops back on them.
HOW TO MAKE DIY GLITTER ORNAMENTS
These DIY Glitter Ornaments will be the best and easiest handmade ornaments you can make this Christmas season. They will make your Christmas Tree sparkle and shine.
If you want to make the ornaments really special, you can personalize them. I like to personalize ornaments with my Cricut. I’ve added names, designs and phrases.
This year I donated personalized glitter ornaments to a women’s shelter to be hung on their Christmas Tree. This Christmas Season they are making a women’s empowerment Christmas Tree so I created a bunch of ornaments with inspiring, positive women empowerment phrases and quotes.