How to Make Glitter Ornaments

If you are into traditions, glitter and making homemade holiday ornaments then this is the project for you! These gorgeous glitter ornaments only take a few minutes to make and the no-mess element is like a dream. Pull them out as holiday decor year-after-year! You can also give them away as gifts by adding letter initials or other decorative materials to the outside of the ornaments.

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
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Things You'll Need

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
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Step 1

Take the top off the ornament and set it aside. Pour a small amount of Glitter It into the top and swirl the liquid around slowly to cover the entire inside of the ornament. Once you get the liquid to the top, pour out the excess and tap it onto a paper towel to get as much out as possible.

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
Image Credit: KS
How to Make Glitter Ornaments
Image Credit: KS

Tip

Don't shake the liquid around, it will produce bubbles and cause the glitter to cluster.

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
Image Credit: KS

Step 2

Place the funnel into the top of the ornament and pour in a decent amount of glitter.

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
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Take the funnel out, cover the top with a paper towel and shake the glitter all around. Make sure the entire inside of the ornament is coated on all sides and then dump the excess glitter back to its container. The more glitter you use, the stronger the pigment will turn out. You really can't mess this up, so go crazy.

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
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Tip

Using a highly pigmented glitter will give your ornaments a bold color. Using a more translucent glitter will give ornaments a see-through effect.

Step 3

Allow the ornaments to dry for a few hours or overnight and then place the tops back on. Add ribbon or hooks to ornaments and decorate as desired. These ornament turn out absolutely beautiful no matter what color you use. This is a great project for both adults and kids. Have fun!

How to Make Glitter Ornaments
Image Credit: KS
How to Make Glitter Ornaments
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips
How to Make Glitter Ornaments
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips

Buy materials for this tutorial:

Extra fine glitter

Clear plastic or glass ornaments

Beacon 'Glitter It'

Funnel