I am absolutely that person who turns on Christmas music, starts baking cookies, and experiments with soup recipes the day after Halloween. There are very few things I enjoy more than creating holiday traditions with my little family! This year I am particularly excited because my son is finally old enough to help me with Christmas crafts, including ornaments for our tree.
Below you will find three festive DIY glitter ornament ideas. Each ornament design can be easily created using mod podge, a foam brush, glass ornaments, glitter, and a little creativity. So gather your kids or a group of girlfriends, pour some hot chocolate or mulled wine and get crafty!
Dipped DIY Glitter Ornaments
- Glass Ornaments
- Painters Tape
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Clear Acrylic Sealer
Step 1: Tape
Use painters tape to tape off an area on the ornament where you want to apply glitter. You can create simple designs like stripes, or you can get more creative and punch shapes out of painters tape for polka dots or other designs. Of course, this step is optional if you want to cover the entire ornament with glitter!
Step 2: Mod Podge
Using your foam brush, paint Mod Podge over the ornament in the sections where you want to see glitter.
Step 3: Glitter!
Is there a way to do this without getting glitter everywhere? Someone let me know! I poured the glitter over the ornaments, and if you go this route, definitely do it over a plate or paper towel. You could also put the glitter in a bowl and dip the ornament into it.
Step 4: Remove tape
Give the Modge Podge time to dry and then peel away the tape.
Step 5: Acrylic Sealer
In order to reduce glitter shedding from your ornaments, spray them with an acrylic sealer before hanging on your tree!
If you liked this DIY, be sure to check out 5 additional easy DIY ornaments to add to your tree. Now I’m off to bake another batch of Christmas cookies and experiment with ways to make my home smell more like Christmas. With that said, I’d love to know – what are your favorite Christmas traditions?46