Finally! A Pinterest craft project that I was successful with! After finding several “glitter ornament” directions I decided that this would be a neat project to do with the kids! So, I went to the store and picked up the necessary items (bought the Pledge and glitter at Wal-Mart and the clear balls from Ben Franklin’s Crafts) then set out to actually make them!
The kids didn’t really do a whole lot other than pick colors – they just didn’t want to. I made a blue one for myself just to try it out. Then, I made an orange one (for Xander) and a pink one (for Juliana) and a green one (for my husband.)
I know the blue one that I made first seems to need another “coat” of glitter but the other ones came out perfectly! I’m excited because once the glitter is all inside it there are so many other things to do to decorate them and make them more snazzy! Ribbon, stickers, jewels … the ideas are endless!
Next year I will plan more in advance (and hopefully, live closer to better craft stores.) There were only three non-broken clear balls at our craft store – so I had to pilfer a couple more clear balls from a friend.
If you want to make your own glitter ornaments, go check out these links:
Have fun! Merry Christmas!