December 19, 2011

Handmade Ornaments with Wood Floor Polish and Martha Stewart Glitter

I love crafting with clear craft ornaments. I make them for gifts using paint which you will read about later in this post.

But, I recently read a blog where the blogger used wood floor polish!

Forgive me because I do not remember which blog I got the idea from. If anyone knows, please contact me and I will definitely give credit.

Wood floor polish? Really? But, it works!I am bad at taking step-by-step photos but here is what you need to do.

Spray about 4 squirts into the inside of the ornament. Hold a paper towel over the opening and shake shake shake until the ornament is covered. I then turned the ornament over to let the excess drip out.

Then I poured some Martha Stewart glitter in the inside, covered the opening with a paper towel and again, shake shake shake, pouring the excess back into the glitter jar. Waste no glitter :)

Here are the results.Are they not uh-mazing! I can't wait to pick up more ornaments on sale for next year.

I also had two clear ornament bells and did the same thing.I also used paint and glitter to make the following ornaments.This really is my favorite Christmas craft and so cheap!

What's your favorite Christmas craft?

27 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They really turned out great Carmie! I guess cookies are the one crafty thing I do each year:@)

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Wow! These are really beautiful! I'm over visiting from the Mad Skills link party.
~Kara (your newest google follower :)
www.petalstopicots.com

Samantha said...

How cute! These turned out wonderfully!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful creation!

My BLUE. Have a wonderful week full of glad and joy for the holidays!

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

Gorgeous!!! The turquoise balls are to die for, and the bells are absolutely darling. You did a fabulous job :)

SmilingSally said...

So smart! I love this idea, and the blue ornaments are really pretty!
Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Leah H. said...

Beautiful ornaments..

Visiting for BM! Hope you can visit mine too..

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/12/dolphin-kids-swimming-pool.html

Passionate for White said...

I'm definitely trying my hand at this one!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those look great, Carmie! Never would have thought of floor polish in a million years!

Kim, USA said...

That is very pretty and a very good idea and it's easy to make. ^_^

MYM & BM

Kris said...

Carmie,

You have outdone yourself! Your ornaments are gorgeous. Why you could sell them!!

Who would have thought in a million years to use wood floor polish? NOT ME! Yesterday, I purchased some styrofoam balls...ornament size and read where if you apply craft glue all around the ball and then pressed lavender buds onto them and attached a string you would have lavender "kissing" balls. But sadly...sigh...it did not work! I can't figure out why? The styrofoam was sticky with the glue but the buds would not stick...UGH! Thoughts on why this might not have worked?

shopannies said...

love the results so very pretty

Otter said...

What an awesome idea!! I would never have considered that. It makes sense though. Most furniture and wood polishes contain silicone to give the wood more shine. The glitter would certainly stick to that silicone as it dries. :) Brilliant!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Gorgeous!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What? This is crazy cool, I love it! Posting to my fb right now :)
Merry Christmas thank you for linking up!
XO
Kristin

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

I love those!!

My problem?? I've searched all over and can't find these clear ornaments... where did you find yours??

Patti said...

Cool! The glitter stays INSIDE and won't get all over everything and rub off. Genius.
I popped over from Beach Cottage Christmas Party

kate said...

So don't polish the floor with this stuff and then spill glitter :)

Just Jaime said...

WOW what a cool idea! The results are so pretty and impressive!

Christina {Designing by Numbers} said...

Wow! I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing it.

And Kate's comment cracked me up! Sounds like a disaster that would happen to me!

Take care,
Christina
www.designingbynumbers.com

eddieross said...

Love love love these crafts!! We're getting our glitter out right now! Thanks for the great ideas. Hope you have a fantastic holiday.
xo E + J

Katie said...

I'm sad that I never got to make these this Christmas! I love the colors you chose! I featured them on Sew Woodsy!

mrshinesclass said...

What a fabulous project! They are indeed uh-mazing! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Jodie, you can use colored ones, just put a little bleach inside and shake it around then pour out the bleach, now you have clear balls, just saying even buy ugly ones and make pretty ones haha��

Jennifer said...

Found your Christmas ornament on pinterest and I love them! ....I'm you're newest follower. :)

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Found you at 504 Main- this is awesome! I'm trying this this weekend!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Such an incredibly cool technique. I absolutely must give it a try!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

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