Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Make It: Glitter Glass Ornaments
A friend of mine told me the secret to making perfect glitter ornaments: Use Pledge Floor Care Finish as the adhesive. What? Who thinks of this? Of course I got excited and went all craft geek, rounded up Craft E Magee for a day of crafting, and had to try it out. It’s true folks. It works better than any adhesive I’ve ever tried for making glitter ornaments. The best part is that the glitter stays inside the ball and you’re not stuck cleaning glitter out of every crevice in your home. Want to try it yourself?
1. You need Pledge Floor Care Finish, a clear glass ornament, and glitter. I love the fine Martha Stewart glitters. 2. Remove the metal hanger from the ornament and pour in enough Pledge to get a nice coating all around the inside of the ornament. 3. Swirl (don’t shake) it around, making sure you get the entire surface and pour out any excess. 4. Pour in a generous amount of glitter. 5. Swirl around the glitter until you get a nice coating. 6. You may have to give it a little shake at this point to cover all the surface. Add more glitter if you need it, or pour out any excess if you’ve added too much. Kids love to shake it, but put a cloth over the opening first. 7. Reattach the hanger and hang on your tree. Admire the sparkly glittery-ness and go make more!
Have you ever tried this method? I’m in love!
Happy ornament making, DIY’ers!