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Easy DIY Glitter Ornaments for Christmas

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Our DIY Glitter Ornaments are the perfect ornament base for your Christmas decorations. These are perfect to add some sparkle to your tree and are 100% customizable!

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments Supplies

  • clear ornaments
  • polyacrylic
  • glitter
  • syringe
  • funnel
  • wax paper

DIY Glitter Ornaments – Super Simple Steps!

Gather all supplies and cover your work area with wax paper for easy cleanup.

Remove all tops off of the clear ornaments and put them aside.

Mix your polyacrylic well, ensuring to scrape the bottom of the can while stirring.

Using a syringe, draw up some polyacrylic. Place the syringe into the clear ornament and squirt some polyacrylic in. Swirl around until completely covered with a nice thin layer. Pour any excess out back into the polyacrylic can.

I store my glitter in pails to help make it easier for creating my crafts such as my glitter-stemmed wine glasses!

DIY Glitter Christmas ornaments

Place a funnel into the top opening and pour in a bit of your desired glitter color. Remove the funnel and cover top with the palm of your hand. Gently shake the glitter around until all polyacrylic is covered and all the clear is now your chosen glitter color.

Gently tap the ornament to remove any excess glitter and pour it back into your glitter container.

Set to dry upside down on wax paper in case there is any remaining excess polyacrylic. This will ensure it leaks out and does not set on the bottom causing a white opaque spot!

Now you can start your next glitter ornament. I prefer to do one at a time to ensure the polyacrylic is fresh when adding glitter.

Make sure to clean out your funnel in between glitter color changes.

If you happen to see a few missed spots, you will need to add a bit more polyacrylic and try again!

glitter ornaments drying

Allow drying for a minimum of 24 hours. When inserting the top, be sure to carefully squeeze together and gently insert watching not to scratch the glitter. Wash outside of ornaments with rubbing alcohol and paper towels before decorating further.

A few ideas for your newly glittered ornaments!

These ornaments are perfect for your favorite holiday quotes!

You will need:

  • Cricut or Silhouette
  • Vinyl
  • Pick
  • Transfer tape
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towel
  • Squeegee

Unicorn Glitter Christmas Ornaments

Unicorns are still really popular these days and these were a huge hit in our shop. They are simple to make and absolutely beautiful. Personalize with name and year on the back for the perfect unique gift!

unicorn glitter ornaments

Rocking Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

These adorable rocking reindeer are so cute and so cool! Once again perfect for adding some personalization on the back for all the cool dudes!

cool reindeer glitter ornaments

First Christmases Ornaments

Everyone loves “First Christmas” ornaments to welcome a new baby or a newlywed couple. One year I even created a first Christmas divorced ornament! The possibilities are endless and the results are priceless!

There is no better way to commemorate a special moment than a beautiful gift! You can also check out our graduation ornament for another great memory inspirational idea!

first christmas ornaments

Pin for later!

I hope you enjoyed these great glitter ornaments and they help get your Christmas crafts underway. Stay tuned for more Christmas ideas to come soon.

For other Christmas craft ideas check out our Wreath Roundup and don’t forget our list of more easy DIY Christmas ornaments and holiday decor! More to come soon, so be sure to check back often!

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