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 DIY no-mess glitter ornaments. You can see all of the DIYs here!
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.
So let’s cut to the chase. Here’s what I used for my DIY no-mess glitter ornaments:
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- Clear plastic ball ornaments
- Murphy’s Oil Soap
- Disposable gloves
- Small paper cups
- Paper towels
And here’s how I did it.
Step 1: 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.
Once the ornament is drained and dry, 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.
Here are all 7 ornament DIYs using clear ball ornaments:
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