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How to Make Glitter Ornaments (Day 1)

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This post is part of my week of Christmas ornament DIYs series. I’m sharing 7 different DIY projects for clear ball ornaments, each of which you can complete in 30 minutes or less. Today I’ll share how to make glitter ornaments…the no-mess way. You can see all of the DIYs here!

How to Make Glitter Ornaments: DIY No-Mess Glitter Ornaments

Hello and welcome to a fun series I’ll be doing for the next 7 days—the week of DIY Christmas ornaments using clear ball ornaments. I know it’s a bit early for Christmas for some of you, but knowing that a lot of people start decorating for the holidays the day after Thanksgiving, I wanted to share these ideas to give you plenty of time to prep!

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For the first DIY, I am sharing a simple no-mess glitter Christmas ornaments tutorial. Glitter is messy…so you might make a mess while making these. But once they’re done and sealed, you won’t have glitter all over your house like a lot of other Christmas swag.

how to make glitter ornaments

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And here’s how I did it.

Step 1: Pour soap into a clear ball ornament

Pour a bit of Murphy’s Oil Soap into the ornament. I used Murphy’s soap because it’s what I had on hand. I have seen others using Pledge products, but I am pleased to report Murphy’s works great as well!

You’ll need just enough to coat the ornament. Swish it around the cover the entire interior, capping off the open top with a paper towel. Once the interior is covered, set the ornament upside down in a small paper cup to drain the excess soap.

adding floor polish to ornament
adding floor polish to ornament

Step 2: Dump glitter in

Using a funnel (or makeshift funnel with a piece of paper), dump some glitter in and turn the ornament to cover as much surface area as you can. Add more glitter as needed.

various glitters
makeshift funnel using paper
makeshift funnel using paper
how to make glitter ornaments

Step 3: Once the entire interior surface area is covered, turn the ornament upside down and set in a small paper cup to get out any excess glitter and any remaining soap. Get the extra glitter out and let it dry. Then pop the top back on and hang.

What do you think? Such a quick, easy, and cheap DIY that will look stunning on your tree! I did a few different colors and types of glitter and think that the chunkier glitter looks best.

how to make glitter ornaments
how to make glitter ornaments
how to make glitter ornaments
how to make glitter ornaments
how to make glitter ornaments
how to make glitter ornaments
how to make glitter ornaments

Here are all 7 ornament DIYs using clear ball ornaments!

1 // (Almost) No-Mess Glitter Ornaments
2 // Simple Greenery-Themed Ornaments
3 // Abstract Alcohol Ink Ornaments
4 // Faux Marble Ornaments
5 // Texture-Painted Ornaments
6 // Gold-Leafed Ornaments
7 // Stovetop Potpourri Ornaments

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