DIY Glitter Glass Ornaments
Love glittery ornaments, but don't love the mess? A few years ago I thought about filling up glass balls with glitter, so the mess would be on the INSIDE, but that would get pricy quick since it'd take so much glitter to fill up the ball, and then the glitter would settle over time. This year I saw this idea floating around Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try!
glass ball ornaments
*I used Pledge Floor Polish with the BLUE lid. I've also heard that you can use Mop & Glow.
**Don't get chunky glitter! It must say fine. It should look like fine dust. I used Martha Stewart brand from Michael's, and I found it near the wedding and stamping stuff, NOT by all the other glitter. And FYI- Hobby Lobby doesn't carry it. Also... DON'T buy white! It looks horrendous for this project. Stick with any other color and you'll be good to go! :)
Pop the tops off your glass ornaments.
Pour some of the floor
polish inside, and roll the ornament around every which
way to FULLY coat every bit of the inside surface. Don't
shake it though, because you don't want the bubbles.
FIY- If you give this job to a three-year-old, they WILL
Turn the ornament
upside-down over the bottle to fully drain it. If you
have any bubbles, tap the ornament over a paper towel
til they work their way out. It's easiest to pour
slowly, and swirly gently so you don't get bubbles in
the first place.
Funnel some fine glitter inside the ornament. Twirl it around and/or cover the hole with your thumb and shake it up. If you see thin spots or holes in the coverage, add more glitter and keep twirling.
After you've got good,
full coverage, dump out the remaining glitter to use in
your next ornament.
Let the ornaments dry an hour or so before replacing the top on it.
Carefully, pop the top
back on to the ornament, being careful not to twist it
around because that'll knock off some glitter.
Afterwards, jazz it up
as you see fit. You can add a ribbon at the top and/or
apply vinyl lettering. I just stuck w/ the ribbon...
Last, if you decided to
do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it
with your name and what state you're from! I've recently
decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.
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