So you bought a box of clear glass ornaments thinking you would do something cute with them for Christmas but have no ideas?? Well, I am going to show you a super easy and quick idea to create a set of metallic glitter ornaments.
How to Make Metallic Glitter Ornaments
Now, this is a super simple ornament to make!! This would work on the clear plastic ornaments as well.
Grab some metallic acrylic craft paint...you could use just 1 color or more, totally up to you!! I’m doing a couple of each color metallic paint that I had on hand.
Brush on the metallic craft paint making sure to cover all of the glass.
What I found was the perfect hack to keep the ornaments in place was to grab a few wood skewers and a piece of styrofoam packing.
All I did was stick the skewers into the styrofoam and then pop the glass ornaments on the skewers. Oh, and take off the top hanger part of the ornaments and set them aside because we will be jazzing them up too.
While the paint is still wet sprinkle a coordinating metallic color of fine glitter over the ornaments. This is when having the ornaments on the skewers comes in handy because you can spin the ornament on the skewer to make sure you get all the spots. (pencils would work just fine too if you don’t have skewers or dowels on hand.)
My favorite and the most affordable fine metallic glitter is the line from Hobby Lobby which is about $2.50
I worked through my box of ornaments and repeated the same painting and then glitter process but just switched up the paint & coordinating glitter colors.
The chintzy silver wasn’t cutting it so I used my go-to Antique Gold Rub n Buff to dress up the hanger part of the ornaments.
finished ornaments: a couple of ideas
Of course, you can hang your ornaments on your tree! I love how the copper ornament looks on a flocked tree!!
But a look that I just love and that you will see often used in Pottery Barn inspiration photos is to display ornaments in a bowl on a coffee table or console table.
In my living room, I painted a cheap plastic bowl with matte black spray paint and filled it with faux pine stems, pine cones, and a few glass glitter ornaments.
You can take a tour of my Christmas living room to see how I used different metallics when I was decorating this year.