No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments 

I love glitter. 

Bright, sparkly colors are my favorite. 

Bling makes me happy.

Yet I don’t like a mess.

Do you see my quandary?

I dislike going out in public looking from head to toe like it  just rained sparkles.

Thanks to Michaels Arts and Crafts my problem is solved!

I was delighted to receive this glitter kit from my favorite craft store with 30 of the most beautiful sparkly colors to review!

I knew I wanted to make these No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments because I had seen the project floating around Pinterest and wanted to see if it really worked.

My supply list  consisted of glass ornaments (50% off at Michaels plus my 15% teacher discount), Recollections glitter collection, Mop & Glo and a variety of ribbons from my stash.

 No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

The steps are listed below and are so very simple. Each step only took a couple of minutes.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

I started out by sprinkling just a tiny bit of glitter in the ornament, but by the end I realized it’s easier and faster to just pour enough to coat the inside well.

I used the fine glitter which worked perfectly for me, but you could always try another texture.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

Aren’t these just gorgeous? Now on to the fun part of personalizing them.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

Since I’m a ribbon hoarder, I pulled out some that I thought would go with these colors. 

Then I hot glued them on and was completely done!

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

I can’t decide whether I like the silver or gold better because both look great!

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

I do recommend you only use Mop & Glo, not a generic substitute because I’ve read that the glitter doesn’t adhere as well.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

Recollections glitter is available starting at $3.99 exclusively at Michaels stores and is available in a range of colors and textures (very fine, chunky and tinsel). You may purchase these in a set or individually. If you love glitter go for the collection!

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

I even cut a red burlap strip from fabric I had on hand and added a bit of lace and buttons.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

The gold and red fit perfectly in our tree.

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

Maybe next year I’ll change it up with blue. Either way, this ornament is beautiful and totally doable for even the non-crafty type! It was very inexpensive and would make a great teacher or hostess gift.

And the best part of it? Even though I made a bit of a mess (because I’m clumsy), the cleanup was minimal and I wasn’t sparkling from head to toe!

No Mess Handmade Glitter Ornaments

What color would you choose for your ornaments?

What are some other ways you use glitter in your projects?

Disclosure: I received product and compensation for this post, but my love of all things glitter is totally my own! 

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  1. Wow! Who would have thought?! Mop n Glo. Huh.
    Lovely ornaments! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  2. I found this craft about 2 years ago and thought it was absolute genius! So I decided to use this idea for my wedding favors since I was having a Christmas wedding. Me and my bridesmaids made about 250 of these and it was totally easy and not too messy (although very time consuming). Fast forward this Christmas, I decided to use some of the leftover favors to decorate my tree and when I pulled them out it was a big giant glitter mess! Apparently the floor clearner eventually dries up causing the glitter to fall and then literally pour out of the top of the ornament lol.
    It’s super cute while it lasts though. I would suggest gluing the caps on the ornaments and sealing the holes at the top where the hook goes in.

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