Hey guys, hope you are all having a great week so far! A few weeks ago, Beau had a friend over, Mom was visiting, and we had the best time together making glitter ornaments. I meant to share this technique then and completely forgot! I know it’s getting super close to Christmas, but this is so easy that if you have an upcoming kids night you could do it for that.
Here’s what you need to make glitter ornaments
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glitter in the color/s of your choosing (linking a multi-pack with great reviews)
polycrylic (easy to find at any home improvement or hardware store)
a funnel or rolled up piece of paper
Step 1: The polycrylic
Take the top off of your ornament. Take your polycrylic (we had ours in a plastic condiment squirt bottle to make it easier to work with) and squirt a small amount inside of the ornament- just enough to cover the inside- and roll the ornament around to ensure good coverage of the inside of the ornament. Add a little more if needed.
Once the inside is covered, turn your ornament upside down for a minute or so so that the excess polycrylic can drain.
A tip- if you’re doing multiple ornaments at once, set up something so that the ornaments can all drain at one time. We used a piece of styrofoam and just turned them upside down and stuck the tops of the ornaments directly into the styrofoam, which held them in place to drain perfectly.
Step 2: The glitter
This is the fun part! Using the funnel or rolled up piece of paper and the glitter of your choice, pour the glitter inside of the ornament, a little at a time. Gently roll the ornament around to spread the glitter to the sides of the ornament. If you add too much, it will just sit at the bottom of your ornament-no harm done, but it’s just a waste of glitter, so use it sparingly!
Beau had a great time with this, and got really creative with how he did it- mixing colors of glitter together, adding one color at a time, etc.
Once you’re done adding your glitter, let it dry for a minute or two. If you didn’t add too much polycrylic and let any excess drain in Step 1, this only takes a couple of minutes. Then, replace the cap on the top of the ornaments.
Step 3: Enjoy your glitter ornaments!
Here is what we ended up with:
So I was totally wanting to add cute ribbons and stuff to the tops of these, but Beau was having none of it. Oh well. #Boys
His buddy did want me to add his initials to one of his ornaments, so I busted out the Cricut and did this:
I’m not a Cricut expert by any means (as I’m sure you can tell) ;-), but I’ve had a lot of fun with it this season and have even made some super cute gifts.
I’m starting my Christmas vacation with the boys this week, so I’ll be back to post next Tuesday. I hope that you and yours have the Merriest Christmas!