Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Make It: Glitter Glass Ornaments

Make It:  Glitter Ornaments  D.I.Y. Louisville

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?

Make It:  Glitter Ornaments  D.I.Y. Louisville

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!

~julee~

7 comments:

  1. How clever! I would love for you to do a Guest Post on my site for this craft! Contact me if you would like to. :)

    Marti

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  2. What a great way to do this! In the past I have used various things from watered down glue to spray adhesive and hated the way it globbed up in some areas. I will definitely try this next time...

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  3. Wonder if you could use clear plastic ornaments for younger children?

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  4. any idea if clear plstic ornaments will work??? i have already bought them.

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  5. Can you use the clear plastic ornaments? i have already bought them and just looking for ideas.

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    1. I haven't ever tried it with clear, but I don't see why it wouldn't. I say give it a try! Have fun!

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    2. Er, I mean, I haven't tried it with plastic. :)

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