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My kids have been off track since the end of November and don’t go back until Jan. 5 so we have a long winter break ahead of us. I’ve been trying to come up with some fun Christmas crafts we can do to keep my kids busy. My oldest daughter has been wanting to try these glitter ornaments so I thought this would be a fun craft to do while she is off track. I’ve also wanted to add a little more black to my Christmas ornaments so I thought this would be a fun way to do so. We gathered up all the supplies while my other kids were gone and we had such a fun afternoon making these ornaments together!
clear plastic ornaments (we found them at Hobby Lobby sale price was $4.00 for 12)
bottle of fine red glitter
Pledge Floor Care Finish
black ribbon with white stitching (Hobby Lobby)
black and gold glitter card stock (Hobby Lobby)
First you will take the top off of your ornament. Then you will get a cup or we used a mason jar and sit your ornament on top of the jar. Next you will squirt some of the pledge into the ornament. We used a funnel for this and it worked well.
Next you swirl it around until the whole ornament is coated inside with the Pledge. Then turn the ornament upside down and let any extra drip into the jar.
Next pour your glitter with the funnel into the ornament and move it around until the ornament is coated with the glitter. Then you will dump out any extra glitter into a cup. I was seriously amazed how easy the glitter just sticks to the pledge. Who thinks of this stuff?
Glue the ribbon around the ornament with the hot glue gun.
I just cut 2 squares out and hot glued them together to make the buckle. I also thought you could cut them out on a paper cutting machine if you have one. Then I glued the buckle onto the ribbon with the hot glue gun to make his buckle.
They look so cute on the tree. They give it the pop of black I wanted !
My daughter was playing around with different colors of glitter we had and made this cute purple one to match her owl tree she has in her room. With all of the fun glitters out there you can make some really fun ornaments. My daughter also thought they would make cute gifts for her friends for Christmas. I was really surprised how easy and fast it was to make these ornaments. We had an assembly line going and got them done really quick. I also thought it would be cute to personalize the ornament with your child’s name on it. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with with your children this holiday season or an inexpensive gift idea these ornaments are the perfect solution for both! Happy Crafting!