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Every year I have all these plans on making ornaments, but the truth is I haven’t done it since I was in my 20s living in NY. I think it might be because living in the South it’s harder to get into the spirit of the holidays. This year however, I started buying material in September to ensure I would have everything I needed to make all the things I have been dreaming over the last few years. One of my main goals was to create some DIY Christmas Glitter Ornaments. I heard there were several different ways to do the glitter inside the ornament, but I choose the method using Pledge Floor Care as the binding agent. The two ornaments I made for this post are the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Snowman. You can also do other variations such as a Green Elf or a Red Santa, but I’ll save the tutorial on that for another day. I’ve been dying to test out all the new FolkArt® Multi-Surface paints I recently got and the new Mod Podge Pearl formula and these two ornaments were the perfect testing mediums.
DIY Christmas Glitter Ornaments
- Brown Fine Glitter
- White Fine Glitter
- Red Pom-Pom
- Googly Eyes
- Clear, glass ornaments
- Pledge Floor Cleaner
- Orange FolkArt Multi-Surface paint
- Black FolkArt Multi-Surface paint
- White FolkArt Multi-Surface paint
- Brown Cardstock
- Mod Podge Pearl formula
- Paint brush
Remove the top of the glass ornament and set aside. Slowly pour a little of the floor cleaner inside the ornament being careful not to spill it on the outside (it’s sticky).
Slowly move the ornament around to ensure the glass is being coated with the liquid, but don’t shake it as the liquid will bubble if you do.
Once you are sure you have coated the inside thoroughly place the bulb upside down to drain back into the bottle.
Next, pour your glitter into the ornament and cover the top with your finger to ensure when you shake the glitter to spread it that you don’t make a mess.
When the ball is fully coated pour out excess glitter and let sit for 5 minutes.
Christmas Glitter Ornaments: Reindeer
Glue red pom-pom on the outside, just below the middle of the ornament.
Using the pom-pom as a guide paint two half ovals right above for the whites of your reindeer eyes.
Once they dry, use some Mod Podge and glue eyes on. Any excess glue will just make it pearlized so no need to worry!
Either by hand or with a CriCut or similar machine cut two antlers out of brown cardstock and apply using Mod Podge.
Christmas Glitter Ornaments: Snowman
Apply eyes using the Mod Podge Pearl, the with the Orange FolkArt Multi-Surface paint make a carrot nose like above.
Then, take the Black FolkArt Multi-Surface paint and make dots for mouth to resemble coal.
Once paint is dry with a brush apply Mod Podge Pearl to each dot around the mouth and sprinkle black glitter.
Brush Mod Podge Pearl all along the top of the ornament and then add a little more glitter to the outside to give it a shimmering snowy look. It’s hard to see in the photos, but it looks great!
About Mod Pod New Pearl Formula:
Great for decoupage projects if you are looking for that pearlescent topcoat or mother-of-pearl effect. It’s still America’s #1 decoupage medium, all-in-one formula (adhesive, sealant, and finish). It worked well for this project because it dries in under 20 minutes and worked great on attaching the antlers, eyes, and nose. One thing about Mod Podge products is that it’s safe for crafters with children too as it’s non-toxic and cleans up easily with soap and water.
About FolkArt® Multi-Surface Paint:
Because FolkArt is a multi-surface paint it’s a staple to most crafters. For this project it worked great on the glass ornaments, but it also works on metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, ceramic, fabric, slate, and paper mache. It’s also got a quick dry time and is dishwasher safe with a glossy finish. Again, this is a great medium for crafters with small kids as it is non-toxic and water-based.