Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Glitter Ornament Tutorial

Do you want to learn how to make a super easy and beautiful decoration for your house or quick gift? 
Here's my tutorial and tips for making dazzling glitter ornaments for your tree next year. (Sorry this post is a little late but at least you can pick up some clearance glass ornaments now :)

Glitter Ornament Tutorial
Step #1: Gather all your supplies.
Clear glass ornaments
Pledge Floor Finish with Future Shine
Martha Stewart Glitter (or any other fine glitter)

Step #2: Remove the tops of all your ornaments.

Step #3: Pour a generous amount of floor cleaner into your ornament taking great care to not let it run down the outside. 

Step #4: Gently swirl the floor cleaner around inside the ball, trying to cover the inside completely.  Pour any extra back into the bottle.  I found it helpful to insert the ornament into the top of the bottle to help drain any extra liquid or bubbles back in.

Step #5: Pour in a huge amount of your desired color of glitter. (Yes, these babies take a LOT of glitter, about half the small bottles of MS glitter)  Then swirl the glitter around making sure to cover the entire surface.

Step #6: Pour out any extra glitter and let the ornament dry for a little while.

Step #7: Place the tops back on the ornaments and add a ribbon to hang it.  Find a sturdy branch on your tree, hang your ornament and enjoy how the lights dance off the tiny flecks of glitter!

Here are some more pictures of the silver and gold ornaments.

What do you think?
I will be posting one more collection of ornaments soon as well as a very quick tutorial on how to make the ribbon hanger you see above in the picture.


1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of the glitter being on the inside,especially with small, curious hands around. Thank you for sharing