Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Craft: Glitter Ornaments

I love decorating for Christmas! Decorating the tree is my favorite. I found a link for some glitter ornaments on Pinterest and decided to try making some. Today is the Christmas Craft Link Party at Hi Sugarplum!. I thought I would share these glitter ornaments since they turned out so well!


Supplies: Glass Ornaments
                                        Mop & Glo (or any kind of floor wax)
Funnel
Q-Tips
Glitter
 I used an inexpensive glitter for the first ornament and I would not recommend that. After I did the first one, I went back and got Martha Stewart glitter from Michaels that I ended up liking a lot better. First, take the tops off the ornaments.



Put some Mop & Glo in the ornament and swirl it around covering the inside. Dump the excess back into the bottle. Wipe any bubbles with a Q-Tip.


Use a funnel (or I used an envelope with the tip cut off) to help pour the glitter into the ornament. Swirl the glitter around until the ornament is coated. Then put your finger over the opening and shake the ornament to make sure every spot is filled and the top of the ornament is covered. Dump the excess glitter back into the container. Let the ornaments dry with the tops off. Then put the tops back on and hang them on the tree! 


These pictures show the difference between the glitter. The inexpensive glitter is on the left and the Martha Stewart is on the right. They both look good. It just depends if you like the glitter packed and covering the ornament or not.


The ornaments were so quick and easy to make. The nice thing about these ornaments is the glitter is on the inside so you aren't covered in glitter if you touch them like most glitter ornaments. They look so pretty on the tree! Is anyone else making anything this Christmas?

37 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful -- and I've never heard of using Mop and Glow!!! Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  3. I did this and loved how they turned out!

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  4. Going to use the same general idea but with iridescent artificial snow on the inside of the ornaments and a small Christmas drawing made with glitter glue and miniatures on the outside.

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    1. Would love to see this project. I'm sure they were beautiful. Do you have any pics?

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  5. Thank you for this! I can't believe how easy they look to make! No more wishing I had more than 10 ornaments for my tree!

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    1. Mine never shattered. I think she had defective ornaments.

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  7. I did this project last year with a similar floor product! I just got my bulbs out and they still look great!!

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  8. Very cool. I tried these with mod podge and they didnt turn out as planned. Going to try mop n glo

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  9. Will these work with heart and star shaped bulbs?

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    1. Yes they do. They are super cute. My daughter made these with black glitter and then with a paint marker did a breast cancer bulb design on the outside. Very cute.

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    2. Yes they do. They are super cute. My daughter made these with black glitter and then with a paint marker did a breast cancer bulb design on the outside. Very cute.

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    3. Yes they do. They are super cute. My daughter made these with black glitter and then with a paint marker did a breast cancer bulb design on the outside. Very cute.

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  10. Just don't use the leftover Mop n Glo on the floors. I used it 4 times a year for a few years and it created this hard as concrete dirty film that took an industrial strength stripper (and 12 hours of elbow grease) to remove. That stuff is pretty awful.

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  11. I have kids and dogs. Does anyone know if this would work with shatter proof (plastic) ornaments?

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  12. I would love to try this out, but I'm in the UK, so will need to find a substitute for the Mop 'n' Glo.....

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  13. Thank you for your step by step process. I want to do that to an Glass Christmas tree. I have done etching, just spraying white spray paint and now I want to do a litter one. Again thank you.

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  14. I think maybe the difference in the ornaments are the Martha Stewarts is fine glitter, vs the other one you did.

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  15. Thank you for the tip about being able to use the $ store 'Mop & Glow'. I saw another tutorial for the glitter ornaments & they said to use Pledge floor stuff & the bottle is almost $12....so I was looking for a cheaper way...thanks again

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  16. If you are willing to spend a little bit more use a clear varnish medium (or satin varnish medium) instead of the floor wax. Works exactly the same but the ornaments are so much shinier.

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  17. I live abroad...Spain....could anyone pleeease tell me what mop &go is and what i can replace it with? I REALLY want to make these! Please?

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    1. Mop & glo is a cheap floor cleaner and wax for linoleum or hardwood. It leaves a residue that is kinda sticky. ( not supposed to do that but that's what you get from cheap products. ) you might be able to use regular white school glue. The kind that dries clear. Just use water to thin it down. Hope that helps :)

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    2. Mop & glo is a cheap floor cleaner and wax for linoleum or hardwood. It leaves a residue that is kinda sticky. ( not supposed to do that but that's what you get from cheap products. ) you might be able to use regular white school glue. The kind that dries clear. Just use water to thin it down. Hope that helps :)

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  18. What i actually need is a product for the floor?

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    1. Yes. Use a cheap/inexpensive floor wax. The type that can be used on multiple flooring types. It should be a bit sticky as it dries, but make sure you get one that isn't supposed to yellow over time. The idea is to use a clear sticky (like glue), substance, that will give you a small amount of working time. You need time to "spread" the glitter etc., on the inside before it dries. Then once it dries, it should give a protective coat to hold the glitter where it should be. It should last "forever".......I would think you could use the clear plastic ornaments as well.

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  19. It shows dumping the glitter back into container. Won't that mess up the new by dumping the wax/glitter mix back into it?

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    1. The glitter that is dumped back into the container is loose glitter that hasn't come in contact with the Mop&Glo. So no, it won't mess up the new glitter.

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  20. I tried making these tonight with my daughter. We used plastic ornaments and I'd have to say that there most likely is a difference. Would the Mod Podge method work better with the plastic ornaments?

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  21. I tried making these tonight with my daughter. We used plastic ornaments and I'd have to say that there most likely is a difference. Would the Mod Podge method work better with the plastic ornaments?

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    1. mod podge works well too but so does pledge multi floor cleaner....it all depends on what you prefer!

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  22. pledge multi floor cleaner works as well as mop and glow and its cheap only 5 bucks at walmart!

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  23. For Mememe could we possibly get a brand name for the clear varnish medium or the satin varnish medium? Thanks.....

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  24. Would this work with Epsom Salt instead of glitter?

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  25. I saw someone use glue with Epsom salt and it melted. She was trying to copy a design in which the OP used Mod Podge and not regular glue. So I'm thinking the same with the floor cleaner and Epsom salt. I would say just try brushing the inside with Mod Podge if you're going to use the salt.

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