DIY Glitter Ornaments

DIY Glitter Ornaments |

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 |

DIY Glitter Ornaments

DIY Glitter Ornaments | You’ll need:

  • 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

DIY 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.

DIY Glitter Ornaments |

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.

DIY Glitter Ornaments |

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

DIY Polka Dot Glitter Ornaments | DIY Polka Dot Glitter Ornaments |

The polka dots are my favorite! Use a round foam brush to apply circles to the ornament. Then pour on your glitter. Shake off the excess – use fingers if needed – and let dry.

DIY Polka Dot Glitter Ornaments |

We had so much fun making these – it might be a new tradition! What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?

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  1. says

    It’s amazing how a little glitter and creativity turn ordinary into extraordinary- Very beautiful and I am a guy. Who said guys can’t be a little sentimental. Using your cricut or silhouette to cut cute holiday images out of cricket vinyl also adds a wonderful dimension. If your followers don’t have a cricut have them check out We are giving away a cricut expression and holiday cricut vinyl pack the end of this month. You may be the lucky winner! Happy holidays.

  2. says

    So pretty! I have a thing for glittery Christmas ornaments. If it were socially acceptable, I’d probably keep glittery Christmas ornaments around the house year-round. :)

    When I was a kid, the day after Thanksgiving was always when we pulled out the Christmas decorations too. I think I was more excited about that than Thanksgiving itself!

    • gerbermom says

      The day after Thanksgiving is the best – joining the masses at the mall, going to see a movie, singing with the new 24/7 Christmas music radio stations, eating leftovers. Love it all!

  3. says

    These are so pretty! I’m going to an ornament exchange in a couple of weeks and have been looking for an easy and cute (emphasis on the easy!) ornament to bring. Pinning this!

  4. says

    How glittericious!!! I love these and love the colors you went with. Sometimes I regret spending moolah on store bought ornaments and wish I would have just made my own!

    • gerbermom says

      I’ve never tried making ornaments before but it was a hoot – and now I won’t worry so much about the kids breaking ’em!

  5. says

    Oh, Stephanie! I love this! I have a strong affinity for all things sparkly. Yet another fun use for mod podge! Also, thanks for the tip on making perfect polka dots with the foam brush. Genius!

    I hope you and your family are set for a fantastic Thanksgiving. It’s just going to be me, my husband, my two pups and a turkey this year. I can’t wait! :)

    • gerbermom says

      I know, why are sparkles so darn addictive? I think everything looks better with a bit of bling :) Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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