All you need is a box of clear glass ornaments, pump hairspray, and glitter. I recommend really fine glitter - it coats so much better. I used the Martha Stewart glitter on these, and it's my favorite by far.
Here are a few of the boxes of ornaments I purchased - Hobby Lobby or Michael's have them in a few shapes and sizes.
Take the ornament out of the box and remove the top. Then it's time to spray the hairspray in. I've found aerosol does not work near as well as the pump kind.
Give it about 15 pumps of hairspray, sometimes a few more or less depending on the shape & size of the ornament you're using. Then roll the hairspray around and coat every part of the inside of the ornament. Make sure to get the part by the opening! Pour any excess out.
Now dump your glitter in. I use about this much. I go light at first because you can always pour more in if you need to. You don't want to waste the precious Martha Stewart glitter...that stuff is like gold!
And then just start rolling it around. You'll see it start coating. If a spot is not sticking, give it a few more pumps of hairspray and you should be good to go.
Replace the top, and ta-da! Just like that.
I think these are really pretty on their own. Sometimes I tie lots of cute ribbons on the top, too. Just depends where you're putting them.
You can also embellish them with stickers or vinyl. I've made several of these for gifts and they're always a big hit!
The next thing I want to share is a project I saw on 320 Sycamore. I loved this idea, AND the cost is amazing! Basically buy a candlestick holder (I got mine at Dollar General for $1) and a hurricane. I bought some tall and some short ones at Dollar Tree, of course for $1 each.
Simply use hot glue or E6000 glue to stick the two pieces together. (I forgot to take a picture of this step. I used hot glue on all of mine and put glue directly on the rim of the candlestick and they turned out great.)
Here are 2 of them as finished products. I filled them with ornaments and they look so pretty!
And here are 2 of them with candles in them. I bought the candles at Dollar Tree for $1 each also, so the total cost was only $3. I love them because you can change the filler out with the seasons, too.That's all for today...thanks for stopping by! :)