The last few days our house has been covered in glitter and Mod Podge. We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving, and one of my favorite traditions is decorating the Christmas tree the weekend after. It marks the shift into Christmas and gives the official “ok” to holiday music. But recently I realized that I have no idea where our ornaments are. (In one of the many unpacked boxes in our basement I hope.)
Now that the kids are older, they are getting into the tree trimming festivities (the hot chocolate bribe doesn’t hurt). So I thought it would be a fun project for us to make some new ornaments. Glitter was a big hit!
DIY Glitter Ornaments
- Glass ornaments. You can get them now for half off at Michaels.
- Mod Podge.
- Foam brush and round foam brush.
- Glitter in various colors. Fine glitter worked better than chunkier glitter.
- Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
Dipped Glitter Ornaments
Step 1: Tape off the area that you want to paint and apply Mod Podge with a foam brush. Get creative with the tape – you could even punch shapes out of it – or paint the entire ornament if you want to cover it all in glitter.
Step 2: Working over a plate or paper towel, pour glitter onto the glue area. I always forget the plate and end up with glitter everywhere. Sam’s hair even had some.
Step 3: Shake off the excess glitter and remove the tape. Let it sit upside down until dry. Once dry the glitter shedding wasn’t too bad, but you can spray with acrylic sealer to make sure.
Glitter Polka Dots
We had so much fun making these – it might be a new tradition! What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
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