DIY: Ideas to Decorate Clear Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hi, Michelle here from Michelle’s Party Plan-It  sharing 4 easy ways to decorate clear ornaments for your Christmas Tree!  Not only is this an easy project to do with the kids, but these ornaments make great teacher, hostess and grandparent gifts. Handmade gifts are the best, and if you love to DIY as much as I do, chances are you have most of the items needed for this project on hand!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

To get started you will need:

Clear Glass or Plastic Ornaments
Clear Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Glitter, Rhinestone Ribbon, Snowflake Confetti or embellishments of your choice
Painters Tape
Funnel
Hot Glue and Glue Gun

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Glitter (on the inside) Ornaments

The kids love to make glitter ornaments, it is by far the easiest way to add sparkle to your Christmas tree.  I have to admit, this style is my favorite too.  To start, hand-wash and dry the inside of the ornament.  With a funnel, pour glitter into the ornament and shake, shake, shake.  Pour out the excess glitter on a craft mat to be used on other projects.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Don’t they look like little disco balls?

Glitter (on the outside) Ornaments

Applying glitter to the outside of the ornament is another personal favorite, but it is a bit messier.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

To start, apply painters tape on the area you do not want to glitter creating an straight edge across the middle of the ornament. With a paint brush, apply a generous amount of clear mod podge.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Apply glitter and let stand for a few minutes then remove the painters tape.
DIY Christmas Ornaments

Rhinestone Ornaments

Rhinestone ribbon is available in a variety of colors and is another great embellishment for glass ornaments.  To start, cut two strips of the rhinestone ribbon long enough to wrap around the glass ornament vertically and adhere with a glue gun.  You can also wrap the ribbon horizontally for a different look.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Snowflake Ornaments

If you have a frozen fan in your household, this ornament is for you! All you need is a bit of snowflake confetti and some Mod Podge.  To start, dab a bit of mod podge on the back of each snowflake and apply to the glass ornament. Once the snowflakes are secure, apply a generous amount of Mod Podge with a paint brush covering the entire ornament.  Once dry, apply another coat of Mod Podge.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Don’t you just love how the Mod Podge makes the ornament look like etched glass? These would be great for a Frozen themed party too!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

To finish off the ornaments, cut a strip of the rhinestone ribbon and pass it through the top of your ornament. Next, hot glue the ends together to make a loop.  Now your ornaments are Christmas tree or gift ready!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Which ornament is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

xoxo,

Michelle


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