DIY Glass Glitter Ornaments


DIY Glass Glitter Cut Out Ornaments /




Hello!  Did everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving?  I sincerely hope so!    Are you in the throes of holiday decorating, or are you completely finished and enjoying the fruits of your labor?   I’m halfway there, but have been taking lots of crafting breaks in between.  If you’re ready for your own crafting break, you’ve come to the right place, because today I’ve got a tutorial for a simple ornament using the DIY glass glitter I recently shared with you.  I’m calling these ornaments, “Glass Glitter Cut Outs”:




Glass glitter cut out ornaments /



Don’t worry if you didn’t have a chance to make or buy glass glitter.  Crafting is supposed to relieve stress, so use whatever glitter you have on hand!




DIY Glass Glitter Cut Out Ornaments /







Recycled cereal, pasta, cracker, etc. cardboard box (Talk about a real trash to treasure!)  😀

Cookie cutter or image to trace

Pen or pencil


Hole punch

Spray paint the same color as your glitter

Glue or Mod Podge

Craft paint brush

Glass Glitter (or synthetic)






Take your image of choice and trace it onto the cardboard.  My daughter drew the dove, and I drew the angel wings (thank you very much!)    😀   Don’t worry if you think you can’t draw.  You can always find a simple image on the internet, and the “Fs” were made by tracing a cookie cutter!   And SIMPLE is key.  Remember, all details will be covered with chunky glitter, and you’ll have an easier time cutting out a simple design!




How to make glass glitter cut out ornaments /




I don’t have a cutting machine, so I don’t know if they cut cardboard???!    If you have one and they DO cut cardboard, lucky you.  You can put your scissors away.   The rest of us will cut out our SIMPLE designs, and punch a small hole for hanging the ornament.



Once cut out, spray paint your ornament on both sides a color that is similar to your glitter color.    We don’t want any Wheaties ingredients popping through, do we?!     Plus, I believe we’ll be able to use less glitter because we are starting with a nice solid base of paint.



When the paint is dry, paint one side of your ornament with craft glue:




How to make class glitter cut out ornaments /




and sprinkle it liberally with the glass glitter.   Shake off the excess glass glitter and return it to the container.




Tutorial on how to make glass glitter cut out Christmas ornaments /




I kept a large stick pin close by to make sure my hanging hole stayed open.  I also took a scrap piece of fabric and pressed it onto the glittered ornaments to help the glitter adhere to the glue.   (The fabric is so you don’t cut your fingers on the glass.)    Leave your ornaments to dry for a couple of hours and repeat the procedure on the opposite side.




Tutorial on how to make glass clitter cut out ornaments /




When the ornaments were fully dry, I gave them a light coat of Blick Gloss Fixative (both sides) as added insurance that glitter will stay put.   So far so good, and the fixative seems to be working!




DIY glass glitter Christmas ornaments /




Does the cute little wood slice snowman ornament look familiar?




Wood slice snowman ornament /



It’s a kid friendly craft project I shared a couple of years ago. You can find the tutorial  here.



If you like this project, why not pin it for later?


Cut out Christmas ornaments with DIY Glass Glitter /



If you substitute the glass glitter with synthetic glitter, and supervise the cutting, this would be a child friendly craft.   I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than crafting with little ones.   I’ve crafted quite a few different ornaments, so hopefully I’ll find the time to take some photos.  Happy crafting!  Cynthia


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14 Responses

  1. What a beautiful Christmas craft! These look gorgeous on your tree. I also enjoyed reading about how you made your own glass glitter. I’m sure in person these sparkle like crazy when the light hits them just right.

    • Thank you, Paula! Yes, they sparkle beautifully. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a beautiful Christmas season, Cynthia

  2. ThanksGiving was fabulous! And now it’s time to get our hands on crafting. This Glass Glitter Cut Outs look outstanding and it is so easy to make.

    • Glad to read you had a wonderful ThanksGiving, Stephanie! Yes! Time to get crafting!! Enjoy this wonderful Season! Cynthia

  3. Love this Christmas ornament craft idea, Cynthia. Simple and sparkly – whats not to love!

  4. Cynthia this is so easy and yet it looks so high end. My kind of project, and no stress to boot! Merry Christmas dear friend!

    • Thank you, Mary. I made angel wings, as well, that somehow didn’t get photographed. You’re so right. I don’t think anyone would guess that they use to be a cereal box! LOL Hope you’re enjoying this special time of year in your new home! Cynthia

  5. Pretty… glitter ornaments are always a classic, aren’t they? They look so pretty with any style too. 🙂 Liz

    • Thank you, and I couldn’t agree more. Thanks also for taking the time to stop by and comment today. Hope your holidays are happy ones! Cynthia

  6. These look just like the ones Pottery Barn was selling a few years ago — lots of silver glitter:) I love yours, and kudos on making your own glass glitter! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    • Thank you, Kathleen! The glass glitter was so easy to make, and I have to confess it was kind of fun smashing glass! Hope you’re enjoying this special time of year, Cynthia

  7. I went over to your tutorial about glass glitter making then came back here to printout your tutorial for making ornaments. Had no idea could make your own glass glitter, thanks for the how to. This will be great for next holidays. Could have used some glass glitter for some ornament making but made do with some chunkier glitter found at Michaels. At least I had some good coupons.
    Had to make special trip into town last Saturday night so would have glitter for the week of crafting ahead. When I get going don’t like to have to take time to get supplies. Always seems to take more time than I wanted it to, another day lost.
    Glad I found your post on the party, great timing.
    loved your ornaments, especially the dove..
    Merry Christmas

    • Thanks so much for stopping by today, JaneEllen! I have to admit I’m a little jealous that you have a whole week of crafting ahead of you. How fun!! Every year I think I’m going to be ahead of the rush, but it just never happens. Maybe next year?!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! Cynthia

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