Glitter Ball Ornaments

Glitter Ball Ornaments are easy to make using old ornaments. Recycle them in minutes by adding colorful glitter.

colored glitter ball ornaments

I’m a little bit of a glitter hoarder but in this case it’s a good thing. You can purchase bottles of glitter but if you’re looking for a variety of colors you can also purchase them in a kit of little packages from the craft store.

glitter packets

I purchased these ornaments from a thrift store last Spring for .75 cents for a box of 18. I bought them knowing I was going to change them in some way. If you already have ornaments on hand that you don’t like anymore you can give them a quick and easy face lift with glitter.

silver ball ornaments

When I said these ornaments were quick and easy to make I meant it. Take the hanger part of the ornament off. Clip a clothespin to the opening to hold it while glittering. It makes it easier to transform the ornament while not getting your fingers sticky and glittery. Use a sponge brush to cover the whole ornament in mod podge.

glitter ornament mod podge

Then sprinkle glitter all over the ornament. It’s better to sprinkle than to roll so it doesn’t smash the glitter. Tap off the extra glitter and save it by pouring it back into a little bottle or small bag. You don’t have to worry about a little glitter missing on the top because the hanger will cover it.

how to glitter an ornament

Place the ornaments top down to dry. You can place them on a paper plate or plastic cups to dry. Then use a clear spray sealer to keep the glitter in place. A little might still come off if you handle them too much.

drying glitter ornaments

Replace the hanger and you’re ready to hang them on the tree. These are pretty no matter what colors you choose.

finished glitter ornaments

I love how the glitter ornaments sparkle when the Christmas tree lights shine on them. What color of glitter will you use?

red glitter ornament

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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • 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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