Glitter on the inside ornaments

I think one of the worst things about Christmas is the glitter. However, one of the best things about Christmas is the glitter. You can’t win! Well, you can at least minimize the terrible glitter hands that come with the sparkly and really pretty ornaments that you hang on your tree.

I present to your: Glitter on the inside ornaments!

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They are super pretty and take no time to make. Finding the specific Pledge you need to make the inside of the glitter sticky was the most difficult part of this.

They’ll also make great gifts and you can even decorate the outside of the ornament, like putting the year and a family’s last name on it.

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Supplies: an envelope, clear ornaments, glitter and Pledge Floor Care Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish

I had to go to four stores to find the right pledge, this one has the blue top and the Futura symbol. I eventually found it at Wal-Mart. Target one that was orange scented, I don’t know if I’d want orange smelling ornaments.

Tip: The Pledge is super sticky. If you use it, then store it for awhile, run the top under hot water. It will loosen the cap and the topper. Don’t struggle with it before running the water cause it’s a fruitless battle.

Also, I highly suggest using a superfine glitter. You can use whatever kind of glitter you want, but superfine covers the inside of the ornament amazingly, no empty spaces or gaps between the glitter.

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Cut the corner off the envelope and then snip off the tip of that. That will be your funnel. Put it to the side for the glitter portion of this crafting excursion.

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Take the metal top off the ornament.

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Squirt a little bit of the Pledge in the ornament.

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Start gently rolling the Pledge around in the ornament. Don’t shake it. You don’t want bubbles forming.

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Open up the cap of the bottle and put the ornament into there upside down, in order to get rid of the excess liquid.

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Take your funnel and put it into the ornament then pour in your glitter.

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About two tablespoons worth I think.

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Again, roll the glitter to get the best coverage.

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Before you get to the top of the ornament, either get a paper towel or use your thumb to cover the opening. You don’t want to spill glitter everywhere and you want to make sure you get the last bits of the ornament covered in glitter. Pour out the excess glitter back into the glitter container.

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Pop the metal topper back on and you’re all set!

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Look! Pretty glitter ornaments, no glitter on your hands. If you look at the gold and pink ornaments, those are done with normal glitter (bought at the dollar store). You can see some of the gaps. But it’s really not noticeable unless you’re picky (like me!) or you look really close. Also, I love the purply black ornament in front and the champagne gold one in the back. Those were also made with superfine glitter (found at Hobby Lobby).

Have any fun ornaments you’ve made? I’d love to see them! Share links in the comments or head over to my Facebook page, Crafting and Cooking. Don’t forget to check out the Christmas ideas Pinterest board.

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2 thoughts on “Glitter on the inside ornaments

  1. I would like to try this with my child’s class; but before I do …
    Does this work as well with the plastic ornaments as it does the glass?
    Also, what eventually happens with the pledge … will it rot or smell after time?

    • Hi there,
      I haven’t tried this with anything but glass ornaments. But I’ve seen other blogs where they’ve used plastic ornaments and have had similar results. So it should work as long as the Pledge sticks to the plastic. And it’s pretty sticky. I would suggest getting the clearest plastic ornaments you can, just so the glitter can really sparkle.

      As for what happens to the Pledge, I’ve only had my ornaments for a few months. I’ve noticed nothing like smelling or rotting. I got the odorless kind to begin with. Plus this is the stuff people clean their floors with, so it should be fine smell-wise since it’s a cleaner.

      Hope this helps!

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