I have a love hate relationship with Glitter. As a girly girl, I love sparkly things, but it’s so messy. I end up wearing glitter for the rest of the day, finding it in weird places, like behind my ears. How did it get there…I still don’t know.
I used to have a lot of glittery Christmas ornaments, but I ended up throwing them away a few years back when I just couldn’t handle the mess anymore. So this year, I decided to come up with a way to get my glitter fix and remain shiny flake free.
Then end result…glittery, lovely, and it’s all on the INSIDE!
Collect your supplies.
- Clear Glass Ornaments (Any Size)
- Baby Oil
- Piece of computer or ‘writing’ paper
Remove the caps from your ornaments.
Add about 2 teaspoons of Baby Oil inside the ornament and swirl around until the entire inside is covered. After swirling, tip it upside down and let the excess drain out. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take any pictures of this step. You’d be surprised at how difficult it is to hold a heavy camera while swirling something filled with baby oil.
Tip:I tipped them into the baby oil lid to let them drain.
Create your paper funnel (for inserting the glitter) by rolling the piece of paper at an angle and securing with tape.
Pour in about 1 Tablespoon of the glitter into the ornament (for smaller ornaments). Feel free to add more, you’ll be able to pour our the excess in a minute.
Swirl, Swirl, Swirl.
When you’ve covered nearly all of it, cover the opening with your thumb and shake. That should cover the last bits inside the ornament.
Replace cap. Hang from tree. Repeat with other colors.
I did one more in black, because I was hoping the dark glitter would help the show process better in pictures. It didn’t, but the ornament came out pretty.
Project Cost Breakdown (per ornament):
Clear Glass Ornament (JoAnn’s) = $.50
Baby Oil (Target) = $2 (I bought a travel size, since I don’t like the smell of baby oil and won’t use it for anything but these ornaments)
Glitter (Already Owned) = $0
Total Project Cost: $2.50 (Additional ornaments would be $0.50
Linking To: Funky Junk Interiors