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DIY Christmas Glitter Ornaments

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Plaid and Blueprint Social. The opinions are my own.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments

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 Glitter Christmas Ornaments

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


DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (1 of 10)

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.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (2 of 10)

Once you are sure you have coated the inside thoroughly place the bulb upside down to drain back into the bottle.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (1 of 4)

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.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (2 of 4)

When the ball is fully coated pour out excess glitter and let sit for 5 minutes.

Christmas Glitter Ornaments: Reindeer

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (3 of 10)

Glue red pom-pom on the outside, just below the middle of the ornament.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (4 of 10)

Using the pom-pom as a guide paint two half ovals right above for the whites of your reindeer eyes.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (6 of 10)

Once they dry, use some Mod Podge and glue eyes on. Any excess glue will just make it pearlized so no need to worry!

DIY Glitter Reindeer Ornaments (9 of 10)

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

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (5 of 10)

Apply eyes using the Mod Podge Pearl, the with the Orange FolkArt Multi-Surface paint make a carrot nose like above.

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (7 of 10)

Then, take the Black FolkArt Multi-Surface paint and make dots for mouth to resemble coal.

DIY Glitter Snowman Ornaments (1 of 3)

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!

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments (8 of 10)

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.

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  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    Awesome tutorial. Your ornaments are gorgeous.

  2. I love this idea and had no idea that you didn’t have to fill up the whole ornament with glitter! I’m going to be making these with my kiddos very soon!

  3. These are such cute ornaments. I always loved making homemade Christmas ornaments with my kids when they were younger.

  4. These are super cute and fun for the kiddos. I was just looking at clear shatterproof ornaments too the other day!

  5. I never knew you could do this with floor cleaner and a little glitter. I can’t decide which ornament I like the best – they are both adorable. I love this!!!

  6. I was just wondering what I could do with the clear ornaments I found at the store today. Great timing, I’ll give this a try!

  7. Wow, this is so neat and creative! I had no idea you could do this with floor cleaner. I am definitely going to try this with the kids I nanny – they would love it!

  8. I am loving the red nosed reindeer such a beautiful work of art, well done on your DIY. I would love to give it a try one day though I am not good with DIY.

  9. These are such cute ornaments! I love the way these came out! Clever to use floor cleaner inside the ornament!!

  10. We are always looking for new things to do with the kids in Grange. This would be the perfect craft for next meeting.

  11. Those are so cute! Might have to hit up my local craft store and get some stuff to work on with the kids. Love the reindeer one.

  12. Rebecca Swenor says

    These are awesome DIY Christmas glitter ornaments. I never knew how to do these but I am going to try this year. Thanks so much for the instructions.

  13. Bonnie @wemake7 says

    Those are way to cute! I love Christmas and all the decorations. These are perfect!

  14. These are so much fun! I used to love making ornaments with my grandma when I was little.

  15. What great ideas! I can’t wait to do them with the kiddos

  16. christina aliperti says

    What a cute idea. I think I have some floor cleaner here and I can grab everything else at the craft store. love this!

  17. My daughter is so going to love these! She loves anything with lots of glitter. We are going to have fun making these.

  18. Those are so creative and look so easy! I’m definitely going to have to make these with my grandchildren the next time they come over! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  19. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg what cute ornaments!!! I so need to make these with my daughter. Adding to our craft list!