DIY Glitter Ornaments

I love glitter. It just makes everything so shiny and happy. I get a little less excited when the glitter comes off and leaves a sparkly trail everywhere. That is one reason I love these glitter ornaments so much. The glitter goes on the inside! They are so very simple to make too. I thought I'd try another photo tutorial. The directions are written out below as well.
I bought everything but the Mop & Glo from Michaels.




Glitter Ornaments

Supplies:

  • Clear Ornaments
  • Mop & Glo floor shine
  • Very fine glitter

Directions:

  1. Gently swish the Mop & Glo around in the ornament. Don't shake it. Air bubbles are bad. Pour out the excess Mop & Glo. If there are air bubbles, pour in more Mop & Glo and try again.
  2. Pour in some glitter and shake to coat the inside of the ornament.
  3. Pour out the excess glitter. 
  4. Replace the ornament top and embellish as desired. I used some sparkly vinyl to give it even more shine. 
Note about glitter: Lighter color glitters are harder to work with. You can see if there are any empty spots and you can sometimes see all the way through to the inside of the ornament. Just be aware of that when you are picking your glitter colors. 

The Joy, Faith, Love tree is a design I made. The snowflake I found by doing a google search. If there is any interest in the tree file, leave me a comment and I'll work on posting it to share.

Happy Glittering!

Ashley
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55 comments:

  1. Why the Mop & Glo? Just curious if it does a better job acting as a glue than a glue/water mixture would?

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    1. I used it on the recommendation of others who had a lot of success with it. The Mop & Glo is extremely easy to work with. I think water/glue could work as well. I've also heard liquid hairspray will work, but I haven't tried it.

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  2. I had the same question! I'm surprised floor polish works so well as an adhesive. Very cool little craft!

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  3. I would love your tree file.. and the snowflake too :)

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  4. Wow!! Mop N Glo - Who would have thought! They are absolutely gorgeous and I am excited to try this!! I would LOVE to have your Joy, Faith, Love tree design that you made, as well as the snowflake. You are so talented!!!

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  5. Wow!! Mop N Glo - Who would have thought! They are absolutely gorgeous and I am excited to try this!! I would LOVE to have your Joy, Faith, Love tree design that you made, as well as the snowflake. You are so talented!!!

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  6. Mop N Glo? I would have never thought of that! These ornaments are perfect for some of the ideas I have lined up for the kids and I to do together over the next few weeks. I can't wait to get started now that I know this handy trick. Thank you so much for sharing this, Ashley.

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  7. What a great gift! And what a clever idea! Thanks!

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  8. Very neat idea. I've never heard of using Mop & Glo as an adhesive.

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  9. Thanks for the Mop & Glo tip! Cute project!

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  10. Love this! I'd love to have the tree ;)

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  11. Definitely will have to try this. I love that something so simple can be made beautiful.

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  12. I have been looking for something to show me how to do this!

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  13. Oh I love these! I've seen the glitter ornaments before but never thought of adding vinyl to the front.

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  14. That's a really cool and easy ornament! I participate in a handmade ornament exchange every year and I'll have to remember this one!

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  15. These are so creative! Definitely making some this year!

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  16. These are so cute. I've been wanting to try this one out, hoping to this year!

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  17. Never heard of the mop and glo either! Great tip!

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  18. Oh I love these! So cute! They could even make great neighbor gifts too! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  19. This is so going to be my new project. I love this. What doesnt go great with glitter and the decorative cut outs on the fronts. Thanks for sharing

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  20. This is so cute, I would like to try this!

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  21. Would love to make this for our little Christmas tree we will be having.

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  22. I just bought this ornament shape at Michaels & haven't decided what to do with them. I love yours!

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  23. smart - would never think of mop & glo!

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  24. I wonder what made someone think to try mop n glo! I love that ornament shape.

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  25. Who knew Mop and Glow could do that? These are very pretty!

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  26. I can't wait to try it. They're so pretty!

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  27. These are darling! There's no such thing as too much glitter!

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  28. these are so cute! I love that the glitter is on the inside so it will not fall of all over everywhere!

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  29. made these last year and they turned out awesome. not sure what to do for gifts this year though! maybe the peacock?!

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  30. These are so pretty and simple to do for friends and family.

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  31. Oh my goodness I love this quick and easy ornament craft! Definitely going to have to do this!!!!

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  32. Oh how clever and I am not surprised about the mop and glow as I have used it many times on my porch and it will embed any small particle once it's dry.

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  33. I love this. My kids would have so much fun making a mess with this:) And I would love the tree file!

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  34. I have been wanting to make these glitter ornaments forever! I love things that glitter and i never know how to get the glitter to stick to the glass! This post was so helpful and my tree is going to look awesome this year!

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  35. This is a great idea for my daughter and I to make.

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  36. Love these ornaments!!! Cute idea :)

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  37. These are awesome! Great idea for small gifts. Would love the pattern for the tree cutout

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  38. That's one use of mop and glow I would never have thought of! Love these, and my holiday decor could definitely use a bit more glitter.

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  39. Wow! I would have never thought to use Mop and Glo for a craft project. Very cool!

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  40. I LOVE this adorable Ornaments. What a great, simple projected. Like everyone else, the use of Mop & Glo is suprising.

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  41. I love these glitter ornaments. I've always wanted to make some for family. Now I think I'll give it a try :)

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  42. I love this idea. I have been looking for some easy crafts to make with the kids while they are on Christmas break. I will definitely have to add this to my list!

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  43. These ornaments are such fun to make and kids love glitter!

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  44. Never would have thought of using floor cleaner! Genius idea :)

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  45. I definitely will be trying this! I love making homemade gifts. I just made some snow globes the other day :)

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  46. I never thought of using mop & glo. What a great idea!

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  47. Wow, Mop & Glo. Who knew! Thanks for the diy!

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