These ornaments are cute and extremely easy to make. Floor finish is the secret material used in this project that works surprisingly well. The best part is, with one bottle of finish, you could probably do this project every year for the next 10 years since each ornament uses so little of it! I originally saw this on a link on Pintrest but was unable to find the link again.
DIY Glitter Ornaments
- Clear Ornaments (I ended up doing a total of 6 for this project, 3 medium sized, and 3 smaller ones- all bought at Michael's)
- Glitter (I used about 1/2 - 3/4 of a 3.5 g vial for each ornament)
- Floor finish (I got a large bottle from Walmart for under $6)
- glove to protect hand, newspaper to lay on work surface, container to pour excess finish into
Step 1: prepare your space by placing newspaper over area you will be working on. Make sure you have a container to pour extra finish into since it is hard to pour it back into original container while working quickly.
Step 2: pop metal top off ornament. Put on glove and pour enough finish into ornament so that when shook, it can completely cover inside of ornament. Place finger over opening of ornament, making sure you've sealed off the top, and shake vigorously until entire inside is well coated. Pour extra finish out into container. You want the inside to be pretty wet, so you don't need to get every drop out.
Step 3: pour in vial of glitter, cover hole with gloved finger, and vigorously shake again until entire inside is covered evenly. Pour out excess glitter back into vial. Originally, I tried to pour in a little glitter at a time but I noticed that parts of the ornament were less covered because finish dries extremely quickly. DON'T add more finish after glitter is inside. It will add lines where the liquid runs down the sides and cannot be covered well again.
Step 4: let dry for about an hour and carefully replace tops. Pinch wires close together so that they do not rub the sides of the ornaments when pushed back in.