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« on: November 21, 2009 12:46:02 AM »

I know, I know, but what do you call these other than glitter balls?



The glitter's on the inside, so they look nice and don't make a mess!

All you need is:
-clear glass ornaments
-adhesive spray glue
-glitter

Take the hanger top off the ornament.
Hold the glue nozzle up to the opening and spray. Spray enough so there's a little liquid collecting in the ornament. Rotate the ornament to coat the inside.
Sprinkle glitter through the opening, via a funnel or a folded piece of paper. You can put one color on some sections, then pour another color in and rotate to coat the inside.
Let dry, then put the hanger back in!



Hope you enjoy my glitter balls Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009 01:43:53 AM »

Gorgeous! I've gotta try that.  I like the idea of the glitter on the inside.  Nice idea, thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009 02:37:28 AM »

This is awesome!

Now, my mum is a kindergarden teacher (2.5 till 3) and she would love to use your idea as a Christmas craft work with the kids. Can you make this balls with plastic examples too? Because glass and small children, well, you get the picture... We're pondering about the glue, because we're not sure we have glue spray in Belgium too.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009 07:11:20 AM »

Very pretty!
I'm actually phobic of glitter because once it is released from whatever container it's in it is virtually indestructible lol...but your glitter balls are very pretty to look at through a computer screen. I know they'd look lovely on a tree too.
Nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009 07:40:50 AM »

I want some! I just adore anything with glitter and these are great since it's confined!
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009 08:04:25 AM »

Ah, glitter on the inside!  Brilliant!  (The only thing I ever hated about Christmas ornaments was the glitter coming off everywhere)  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009 08:55:41 AM »

OHHHH!  I like this idea way better than paint.  Wink  I'm gonna have to try this.  very perty and a great craft to do with kids. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009 09:18:14 AM »

I've seen similar with paint, but these look nicer, I think, though I wonder how the paint ones would work with the glitter fabric paint instead of solid paint....

Though the green and red ones are more festive for the holidays, I do like the blue one a lot!
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009 09:27:00 AM »

These are so beautiful and mess free (afterwards anyway) lol. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2009 10:41:34 AM »

i love the idea.
i especally like love the silver-blue one in the middle of the 2nd picture.
and the purple and blue ones in general. (i don't know, i'm not a big fan of green and red together)
jay for safe glitter balls :-P

This is awesome!

Now, my mum is a kindergarden teacher (2.5 till 3) and she would love to use your idea as a Christmas craft work with the kids. Can you make this balls with plastic examples too? Because glass and small children, well, you get the picture... We're pondering about the glue, because we're not sure we have glue spray in Belgium too.

i'm pretty sure there's spray adhesive in belgium. i'v never been there, but otherwise i haven't been to any craftstore in europe that didn't carry it.
i always buy it at office-supply-stores (are they called office suppliers or something else? i have no clue)

what about using these clear plastic ornaments that come apart?
like this one: http://www.bastelbedarf-scholz.de/images/product_images/info_images/2081_0.jpg
they come in lots of shapes and sizes. and maybe it's easier to fill for the little ones?
then you could glue a ribbon on to cover the seam to keep them from opening

thanks for sharing the glitter-inside idea!

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