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Make two glittery Christmas ornaments

This article will give you inspiration and ideas on how to make two different kinds of glittery Christmas ornaments. As usual, this is a budget craft since both of these ornaments were made out of material most people already have in their craft supplies. Here are the supplies needed for making these two ornaments.

Wrap the cardboard heart shape in tinfoil before applying the glitter glue.
Wrap the cardboard heart shape in tinfoil before applying the glitter glue.
Ornaments by Julia Hanna
Make two different kinds of glittery ornaments for Christmas.
Make two different kinds of glittery ornaments for Christmas.
Photo and ornaments by Julia Hanna.
  • cardboard
  • tinfoil
  • junk mail
  • silver glitter with larger glitter flakes
  • glue
  • disposable container for making glitter glue
  • red and green glitter pens
  • silver glitter paint
  • paint brush
  • old newspapers
  • ornament hangers
  • scissors
  • a small red ribbon from a package

Here are the steps for making the glittery heart ornament.

Step 1:

Draw a heart shape on a piece of cardboard, and then cut it out with scissors.

Step 2:

Wrap the heart shape in a tiny bit of tin foil.

Step 3:

Make the glitter glue by mixing a couple of tablespoons of glue with glitter in a disposable container.

Step 4:

Place the heart shape on newspaper, and use the paint brush to coat it with several layers of glitter glue.

Step 5:

Allow the heart form to dry for several hours.

Step 6:

Paint on a layer of glitter paint to add more shine, and to secure the large glitter flake from the undercoats of glitter glue.

Step 7:

Let the glitter paint layer dry over night.

Step 8:

Use a large-eye needle to poke a hole in the heart ornament, and then use the needle to pull a five inch strand of ribbon half way through the hole.

Step 9:

Create a hanger for the ornament by tying off the ribbon, and then hanging it from a hook on the wall or a tree.

Here are the steps for making the glittery stocking ornament.

Step 1:

Draw the shape of a Christmas stocking on a piece of junk mail.

Step 2:

Put the stocking form on newspaper, and then apply a couple of layers of glitter glue.

Step 3:

Let the glitter glue dry on the stocking ornament for several hours.

Step 4:

Apply a couple of layers of glitter paint to the stocking to make it more shimmery.

Step 5:

Allow the stocking to dry overnight.

Step 6:

Add decorative squiggles to the top of the stocking ornament with red and green glitter pens. Allow these to dry completely

Step 7:

Use a needle to poke a hole in stocking ornament, and then insert the ornament hanger through the hole.

Step 8:

Place the ornament on a Christmas tree, or simply hang on the wall to make a small apartment or living space a bit more festive.