December 3, 2012

Handmade Glitter Ornaments Using Orange Glo and Martha Stewart Glitter


Last Christmas, I blogged here about using Orange Glo wood floor polish to glitter ornaments.

Well, lo and behold, it has been pinned on Pinterest like crazy!

So, I thought I would revisit the project and glitter some more.

My colors this Christmas are turquoise, silver and white (more about this in another post), so I used all of the different shades of these colors that I have.

Here is what you need:
Spray about 4-6 squirts of Orange Glo into your ornament. Better to have too much than too little.

Hold a paper towel over the opening and shake shake shake.
Then, turn the ornament over on a paper towel to drain (when done, you can use what is on the paper towel to polish some floors - no waste here!).

Do not allow to dry. Next, pore some Martha Stewart glitter into the ornament and with another paper towel over the opening, shake again until the inside surface of the ornament is fully covered.
Tap out the excess into the jar of glitter.
Here are the fan-tabulous ornaments and the colors of glitter I used.
And, on my white, turquoise and silver tree.
The six ornaments were originally $4.99 at Michaels but I purchased them on sale for 50% off making each ornament about 42 cents to make!

I just love them and will be making many this Christmas as gifts.

What are you crafting up this Christmas?



22 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Those are gorgeous! So, do they STAY glittered or does the glittering drop away after a while? They are fabulous- xo Diana

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

They turned out beautiful! Perfectly beachy, in my opinion, haha. Happy Holidays!!

Kristie Franklin said...

Beautiful! I love the turquoise ornaments. What a brilliant idea! You are so clever! I have a few of those clear ornaments that I'm going to try doing this to. :)

SmilingSally said...

Oh, I've never heard of this before! How perfectly lovely your blue sparkle ornaments are. I love the different shades of blue. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday.

Chloe West said...

Love this! Definitely going to use this tutorial to make some myself!

The French Hen's Nest said...

Inspired! I can't wait to try making some! The colors you chose are so beautiful.

We are followers of your great blog. We would love it if you would join us.


Jeannie and Linda at The French Hen's Nest

Domesticable said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Lura
x

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

These are gorgeous! I love how easy they are to make too. I have several ornament exchanges coming up so I might just be doing this for those.

Angela said...

Wow, these are beautiful! Like a winter wonderland; I love the sparkly blue and white combo!

Sinea said...

These blue and white is so gorgeous! Just love it--HAD to pin it!

Stopping by from Seven Thirty Three link party. :)

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

Wow your ornaments look amazing! And I love this blue!

Sew Sassy said...

I LOVE these!! Came to you from Yesterday on Tuesday Blog. I am totally going to do this. What a great gift topper!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your ornaments are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Paula Ginder said...

Thanks for the tip on the floor polish! Love your Ornaments beautiful colors!

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

This is genius. I am making some later - just got some MS glitter in the mail...just found some ornaments in the garage - I am all set! Pinned it and shared it on Facebook!

Maryann said...

Hi I found you through Thirsty Thursday . Who thinks up these things like using Orange Glow?!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I really love the way these turned out! But do they stay that way? It doesn't all slide to the bottom? This happened to me with paint.

MJ said...

Those are fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Will be filing this away.

MJ @ www.ahappysong.com

Natasha SerenityYou said...

These are beautiful!!! pinned

would love it if you share this on my link party @ www.serenityyou.com

Natasha xx

Miss Kitty said...

Wow! So pretty AND they look easy. I got some Martha Stewart glitter on super duper mark down at Michael's last year...now I know what to do with it.

Cocalores said...

Very cute - and a great way of getting exactly the color you need for the tree of your dreams!

Marty Walden said...

What a fabulous project! I am loving your colors!
Marty@Marty's Musings

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