Glitter Ball Ornaments

I feel like I haven’t crafted in such a long time. I wanted to make some new ornaments to match all the bright colors I was using to decorate with this Christmas. Glitter was definitely going to be used.

Since I had everything on hand I didn’t have to spend a dime. I love projects like that. The ornaments were bought at a thrift store last Spring for .75 cents for a box 0f 18. I bought them knowing I was going to change them in some way.

I probably wouldn’t do this project if I didn’t have everything. It would be pretty cheap just to buy them already glittered. But I was wanting to get my glitter on and I wanted to change these from dull to glitter-tastic. I coated them with mod podge using a sponge brush.

Then I sprinkled glitter all over the ornament. It’s better to sprinkle than to roll so it doesn’t smash the glitter. Tap off the excess glitter and save it by pouring it back into a little bottle or small bag. I used a small clothespin to hold the ornament while glittering. It made it a little less messy. And you don’t have to worry about a little glitter missing on the top because the hanger will cover it.

I placed the ornaments top down to dry. Then used a clear spray sealer to keep the glitter in place.

Replace the hanger and you’re ready to hang on the tree.

I love how the glitter ornaments sparkle when the Christmas tree lights shine on them.

I made these for the December Point of View Linky Party. You can link up your ornaments too.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
It’s Christmas Link Up at Cupcake Diaries

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  • Those are so pretty I love them and want to make some now 🙂

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny December 8, 2012, 5:32 am

    Gorgeous colors, Leanne. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such rich colors of glitter. Beautiful!

  • Jourdan December 8, 2012, 8:07 pm

    What a neat idea! This is a new one! I’ve seen millions where they put the glitter on the inside, but I like this better!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Elizabeth Ann December 10, 2012, 10:58 am

    I love these! 😉 Thanks for linking up!

  • Izzie blogger December 31, 2012, 5:28 am

    I did this for Christmas this year as a project for the kids. It’s great fun and the finished product looks so good on the tree, they were so proud of their work.

  • Judy Warmack December 16, 2013, 6:31 pm

    Hello, I found your glitter ornaments when I googled “how to change the color of glitter ornaments”. I recently purchased some glitter hummingbird ornaments from Walmart and do not like the glitter lime green, but that is all they had left! I want to change the color and keep them glittery. I am wondering if your technique would work on ornaments that already have glitter on them. I wasn’t sure how to seal the glitter. These ornaments obviously have some kind of coating to seal the glitter because they don’t get glitter everywhere the way you would think they would. If you have any other suggestions on how I could re-glitter the hummingbirds or if you think your technique would work, I would love to hear your opinion! By the way, your glitter ornaments look beautiful!

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