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”:
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!
Recycled cereal, pasta, cracker, etc. cardboard box (Talk about a real trash to treasure!) 😀
Cookie cutter or image to trace
Pen or pencil
Spray paint the same color as your glitter
Glue or Mod Podge
Craft paint brush
Glass Glitter (or synthetic)
HOW TO MAKE A GLASS GLITTER CUT OUT ORNAMENT
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!
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:
and sprinkle it liberally with the glass glitter. Shake off the excess glass glitter and return it to the container.
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.
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!
Does the cute little wood slice snowman ornament look familiar?
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?
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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