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« on: December 04, 2017 07:50:03 AM »

Glitter ornaments have been everywhere this year so I decided to give them a go. Im now hooked and have way too many!!
You will need to get some clear plastic ornaments, Super fine glitter,  polycrylic (hardware stores), a cheap measuring cup,  a funnel, and a box with holes cut into it.  Ive seen tutorials using other stuff in place of the polycrylic but I had some so thats what I used! I also have these cute pinch bowls which work great for the glitter but a funnel would work too.


Pull the tops off your ornaments. Pour your polycrylic into the ornament and swirl it around to coat the inside entirely. Pour out the excess then I stick the ornament upside down in the box to drain/dry a bit. I coated 4-6 ornaments before I started glittering them.




Next you add the glitter and either shake or swirl is around to coat the inside of the ornament. Dump out the excess glitter.



Finally I set them aside to finish drying before I put the tops back on


Here are some of the finished ones


I plan on decorating some of the bigger ones and Ill share those when theyre finished!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017 08:15:12 AM »

what fun!  thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017 08:20:40 AM »

So pretty! I was wondering how those are made. Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017 09:33:34 AM »

I've actually never seen ornaments with glitter on the insides, only the exteriors, but, looking at your photos, I think that's the superior methodology as the glitter won't shed that way.  If a person had a TON of glitter, I imagine they could just skip the adhesive altogether and just fill 'em up completely like those colored sand thingies people make.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017 10:11:12 AM »

Beautifully done!  Thanks for the tutorial!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017 10:30:40 AM »

Thanks all!

I've actually never seen ornaments with glitter on the insides, only the exteriors, but, looking at your photos, I think that's the superior methodology as the glitter won't shed that way.  If a person had a TON of glitter, I imagine they could just skip the adhesive altogether and just fill 'em up completely like those colored sand thingies people make.

It would take a lot of glitter!!  They would be heavy too but it could be done!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017 04:48:04 PM »

They look really good, totally pro. Nicely done.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017 09:11:22 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017 07:49:45 PM »

They are amazing! So.much.glitter.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017 07:42:24 AM »

Those are lovely - and I'm looking forward to seeing how you decorate the outsides!  Thank you for the awesome how-to.
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