Sunday, November 21, 2010

Craft #3: Glitter Ornament

I am in full Christmas ornament/decoration mode.  This is my favorite time of year to make crafts for around the house or as mini gifts for people.  Glass ornaments are pretty cheap and can be customized in a lot of ways, this is a simple way to make a pretty glamorous looking ornament.  I found this fun project at Michael's but I will warn you it takes about 3-4 days for this ornament to dry but it is definitely worth it.  If you plan on making them for yourself or others do it a week ahead of time.  Don't let the dry time scare you off this project is extremely easy, quick and fun to do, you just add the paint, shake and let dry!

Glitter Ornament!

Things You Will Need:

1 2fl.oz bottle of Folk Art Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint (In any color you wish: gold, silver, green, blue, etc., price:$2.49 per bottle)
Clear Glass Ornaments (I found mine on sale, $2.50 for 6 at Michael's but they usually cost $4.99 for 6)
Ribbon ($0.50)
Rubbing Alcohol
Small Funnel (optional)

Step-By-Step How To:

Things you will need.

Remove hanger and place a funnel on top (funnel is optional).

Pour 1 tsp of rubbing alcohol inside the ornament, place thumb over opening, swirl and shake it around.
Pour alcohol out and let dry.

Squeeze some of the Extreme Glitter paint into the ornament.  Place your thumb over the ornament opening and shake, swirl and tap it until the inside is completely coated.  If you feel you did not add enough Extreme Glitter add more until the ornament is completely coated.  If you added too much paint, over a trash can turn the ornament over and shake out excess paint.

Place the ornament back in its box and let it dry completely.  Rotate the ornament occasionally so it dries out evenly.  My house was pretty cold so my ornament took about 3-4 days to dry.

Once your ornament is dry cut some ribbon and tie it on the hanger of the ornament.

Seal the ends of the ribbon by putting them close to the flame of a candle in order to melt the ends slightly so they won't fray. Be very careful when doing this, if you put the ribbon too close to the flame it will shrivel up and burn away.

Glitzy Ornament :)


  1. That is soo cool! I really like how non-messy it *can* be since you just shake the paint around the inside!

  2. I know! It is very non-messy and the shaking is pretty fun, lol

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