I’ve only recently delved into working with glitter…I admit it, I hate cleaning it up. That’s the joy of this ornament from Lisa, at Stuff-N-Such by Lisa, you get the joy of glitter but none of the mess! Hope you guys enjoy it! -Erin
I've always loved making ornaments since I was a young child and after seeing a clever idea on Pinterest for making some awesome glitter ornaments I was determined to them with my precious Granddaughter B! They were easy to make and came out so pretty! Even my four year old granddaughter was able to perform most of the steps with just a little help from Grandma!
Glitter Filled Glass Ornament
- glass ornaments
- floor wax
- glitter (either fine or coarse)
- Krylon gold leafing pen
- plastic wrap
- optional: small funnel
We followed this video tutorial but I had to share these tips I learned along the way:
1. Go easy and slow pouring in the floor solution into the balls and don't squeeze the bottle, (even though you will be tempted to because of the type bottle it is), because it will go all over the place quickly!
2. If you have small funnels, use them, they are a big help in minimizing the mess, especially if you are working with a young child. (Getting the glitter in that small hole in the ornament is not as easy as it would seem!)
3. Keep a wet/damp rag handy in case some floor solution gets on the outside of the ball, you can wipe it off easily if you do it right away.
4. If you are making the these ornaments with small children, use the plastic balls instead of the glass one's called for in the tutorial, that way if little hands slip, the balls won't break and possibly injure them. (I wasn't sure if the procedure would work the same with plastic, but I tried it anyway and you can't tell the difference. Four of the one's I made here are plastic and the rest are glass, so you tell me...can you tell which is which??!)
5. Save condiment cups and pizza box toppers (even if your Hubby makes fun of you and calls you a hoarder! LOL!). They REALLY came in handy here with this project. The condiment cups were perfect size to hold the balls while pouring in the floor solution and the pizza box toppers worked great to display the balls for photographing.
6. If you make a mistake on writing the names with the Gold Leaf Pen, don't fret...a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip will erase the mistake and allow you to fix it!
She picked out all the colors for her cousins and her Mom, Dad & Sister and the ribbon accents also. She has really become my crafty little clone lately and we have so much fun!
Grandma added a few final touches (the bows) which were a bit too tedious for tiny hands.
We experimented a little with the glitter, I made one ornament using regular coarse type glitter that is used for school projects and such. It still looked pretty and shiny, and really...from far away on the tree, you can't even tell the difference!
Sweet Little B was mighty proud of the final product!
Stuff-n-Such By Lisa.
I am married to the man of my dreams and am a Mother of 4 and a SAHG of 5 who loves to sew, scrapbook and do most anything crafty!
I especially like to do projects with or for my Grandchildren who are the light of my life!
I started blogging originally in 2008, mostly as an online personal journal and then two years later, decided to begin blogging about my crafty adventures!