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No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

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These easy and inexpensive no mess handmade glitter ornaments are perfect gifts for the kids and even non crafters to make using Mop & Glo!

These easy and inexpensive no mess handmade glitter ornaments are perfect gifts for the kids and even non crafters to make using Mop & Glo!

I love glitter. 

Bright, sparkly colors are my favorite. 

Bling makes me happy.

Yet I don’t like a mess.

Do you see my quandary?

I dislike going out in public looking from head to toe like it just rained sparkles.

Thanks to Michaels Arts and Crafts my problem is solved!

I was delighted to receive this glitter kit from my favorite craft store with 30 of the most beautiful sparkly colors to review!

I knew I wanted to make these No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments because I had seen the project floating around Pinterest and wanted to see if it really worked.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

Materials:

Clear glass ornaments
Mop & Glo
Recollections glitter
Hot glue gun
Ribbon

 A plastic water bottle on a table

The steps are listed below and are so very simple. Each step only took a couple of minutes.

Glitter and Ornament

I started out by sprinkling just a tiny bit of glitter in the ornament, but by the end I realized it’s easier and faster to just pour enough to coat the inside well.

I used the fine glitter which worked perfectly for me, but you could always try another texture.

A bottle

Aren’t these just gorgeous? Now on to the fun part of personalizing them.

Glitter and Ornament

Since I’m a ribbon hoarder, I pulled out some that I thought would go with these colors. 

Then I hot glued them on and was completely done!

Glitter and Ornament

I can’t decide whether I like the silver or gold better because both look great!

Glitter and Ornament

I do recommend you only use Mop & Glo, not a generic substitute because I’ve read that the glitter doesn’t adhere as well.

Glitter and Ornament

Recollections glitter is available starting at $3.99 exclusively at Michaels stores and is available in a range of colors and textures (very fine, chunky and tinsel). You may purchase these in a set or individually. If you love glitter go for the collection!

A cake made to look like a face

I even cut a red burlap strip from fabric I had on hand and added a bit of lace and buttons.

A cake sitting on top of a table

The gold and red fit perfectly in our tree.

A close up of a christmas tree

Maybe next year I’ll change it up with blue. Either way, this ornament is beautiful and totally doable for even the non-crafty type! It was very inexpensive and would make a great teacher or hostess gift.

And the best part of it? Even though I made a bit of a mess (because I’m clumsy), the cleanup was minimal and I wasn’t sparkling from head to toe!

A close up of a christmas tree

What color would you choose for your ornaments?

What are some other ways you use glitter in your projects?

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These easy and inexpensive no mess handmade glitter ornaments are perfect gifts for the kids and even non crafters to make using Mop & Glo!

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28 Comments

  1. I found this craft about 2 years ago and thought it was absolute genius! So I decided to use this idea for my wedding favors since I was having a Christmas wedding. Me and my bridesmaids made about 250 of these and it was totally easy and not too messy (although very time consuming). Fast forward this Christmas, I decided to use some of the leftover favors to decorate my tree and when I pulled them out it was a big giant glitter mess! Apparently the floor clearner eventually dries up causing the glitter to fall and then literally pour out of the top of the ornament lol.
    It’s super cute while it lasts though. I would suggest gluing the caps on the ornaments and sealing the holes at the top where the hook goes in.

    1. Thanks for letting me know this, Alex. I’m going to put a PS at the end of the post and make the suggestion to seal them. I’m sorry yours fell apart!

  2. Oh wow these are so pretty! What a brillant idea! I seen some of these ornaments at Walmart yesterday, now I wish I would of picked some of them up. Love these! I really like how you added the different ribbon, burlap, button, and lace. Scheduling to pin and share!

  3. The best part of this is the glitter is IN the ball and therefore not making a mess in my house. Oh and they are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

    1. Hi, Audrey. The ornaments were surprisingly mess free and they were in stellar condition this year again so they lasted well. Thanks for hosting the link party each week!

  4. Mop and Glo – who knew!! I love that the glitter is inside! Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday – I’ll be pinning it to our board so be sure to follow us!

    1. Hi, Christina. I’ve never tried it with the plastic ones but I think the ingredients would slide around just fine. If you try it send me a message or leave a comment and let me know if it works. Thanks!

  5. The ornaments were surprisingly mess-free and they were in stellar condition this year again so they lasted well. I love that the glitter is inside. I really like how you added the different ribbons, burlap, button, and lace. I would suggest gluing the caps on the ornaments and sealing the holes at the top where the hook goes in.

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