How to make DIY Glitter Ornaments for Christmas

Are you looking for a unique personalized Christmas gift or perhaps something to bring along to a Christmas Craft show? Look no further our DIY Glitter Christmas Ornament tutorial is simple to follow and will not yellow! Come see what all the hype is about over at The Old Summers Home!

Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing one of my most popular Christmas ornaments crafts with you all. Our DIY Glitter Ornaments are the perfect ornament base for your Christmas decorations. These are perfect to add some sparkle to your tree and are 100% customizable!

If your a crafter getting ready for some tradeshows then be sure to head on over and check out how to make our super-simple Glitter Chart. This will help keep you organized when the orders start rolling in!

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments Supplies

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DIY Glitter Ornaments Super Simple Steps!

Gather all supplies and cover your work area with wax paper for easy cleanup.

Remove all tops off of the Clear ornaments and put them aside.

Mix your polyacrylic well ensuring to scrape the bottom of the can while stirring.

Using a syringe draw up some polyacrylic. Place the syringe into the clear ornament and squirt some polyacrylic in. Swirl around until completely covered with a nice thin layer. Pour any excess out back into the polyacrylic can.

I store my glitter in pails to help make it easier for creating my crafts such as my glittered stemmed wine glasses!

All my glitter options ready to start making my ornaments! using a pail helps make it easier for all my glitter crafts!

Place a funnel into the top opening and pour in a bit of your desired glitter colour. Remove the funnel and cover top with the palm of your hand. Gently shake the glitter around until all polyacrylic is covered and all the clear is now your chosen glitter colour.

Gently tap the ornament to remove any excess glitter and pour it back into your glitter container.

Set to dry upside down on wax paper in case there is any remaining excess polyacrylic. This will ensure it leaks out and does not set on the bottom causing a white opaque spot amongst your DIY Glitter Ornament!

Now you can start your next glitter ornament. I prefer to do one at a time to ensure the polyacrylic is fresh when adding glitter.

Make sure to clean out your funnel in between glitter colour changes.

If you happen to see a few missed spots you will need to add a bit more polyacrylic and try again!

Glitter ornaments drying. Ensure they dry for 24 hours before crafting with.

Allow drying for a minimum of 24 hours. When inserting the top be sure to carefully squeeze together and gently insert watching not to scratch the glitter. Wash ornaments with rubbing alcohol and paper towels before decorating.

A few ideas for your newly glittered ornaments!

You will need:

Unicorn Glitter Christmas Ornaments

Unicorns are still really popular these days and these were a huge hit in our shop. They are simple to make and absolutely beautiful. Personalize with name and year on the back for the perfect unique gift!

Unicorns are so popular right now an d a perfect way to finish off your DIY Glitter Ornaments.

Rocking Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

These adorable rocking reindeer are so cute and so cool! Once again perfect for adding some personalization on the back for all the cool dudes!

These rocking reindeer are a cute way to add some cheerful customization to glitter ornaments!

First Christmases Ornaments

Everyone loves first Christmases ornaments to welcome a new baby or a newlywed couple. Actually one year I did a first Christmas divorced ornament hahaha. The possibilities are endless and the results are priceless! There is no better way to commemorate a special moment than a beautiful gift! You can also check out our graduation ornament for another great memory inspirational idea!

First Christmas for a new baby or newlywed couple are special and what better way than personalizing a glitter ornament! Commemorate that special moment with a personal gift!

Pin for later!

Our tutorial on how to make glitter ornaments will have you crafting in no time. These are durable and do not yellow perfect for vinyl personalization. These Christmas Ornaments make a great gift and popular at trade shows too!

Thank you so much for joining us at The Old Summers Home, we love visitors! I hope you enjoyed these great glitter ornaments and they help get your Christmas crafts underway. Stay tuned for more Christmas ideas to come soon.

You are not going to want to miss it! Coming soon our favourite Christmas SVG Cut FIles will be added to the Resource Library! So make sure you sign up for our Newsletter and get your Insiders Access ASAP!

For other Christmas craft ideas check out our Wreath Roundup and don’t forget the Graduate Christmas Ornament! More to come soon, therefore be sure to check back often!

Until next time;

Jenn Summers

The Old Summers Home

6 thoughts on “How to make DIY Glitter Ornaments for Christmas

    • Jenn Summers says:

      It can get a bit messy when making them but if you use the wax paper and pails it helps to keep the glitter contained to your work area. However, everyone needs a little sparkle in life 😉

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