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Make a Personalized Glitter Ornament


i, I’m Donni Webber, a writer of my own DIY blog. When Dianne Weller, owner of contacted me to see if I’d be interested in creating some special Christmas ornament DIY projects for her, I was delighted and jumped at the chance to write for this wonderful site that’s full of unique and decorative Christmas Ornaments.

I hope you join us in making these personalized glitter ornaments this Christmas. They are so pretty and extra special with my children's names on them and the date, 2012. I also made a set that say 'Peace', 'Love' and 'Joy'!  Don't you just love the festive Christmas spirit?

The supplies we needed:

* glass ornaments (found online or at Michaels or Joann's)
* alphabet stickers ( found online or at Michaels or Joann's)
* glitter in assorted colors
* paper plate
* glue
* paint brush
* needle
* Christmas ribbon
* scissors

Time: 15 minutes

Time for glitter to dry : 3 hours

Stick the words you want on your ornament onto your glass globe. We wanted the words 'Peach', 'Love' and 'Joy' on one set and the children's names on another... 'Teddy 2012' and 'Kitty 2012'. Press the letter stickers firmly onto the glass.

Put a mound of glitter onto a paper plate.

Remove the little silver clasp top from the ornament. My trick is to stick my finger into the globe opening to hold it... it's mess free :-)

Use a paint brush to paint glue onto the glass globe, making sure the entire ornament is evenly covered in glue, including the words you have just stuck onto the glass.

Roll the glue-covered ornament in the glitter, making sure the orb is evenly covered in glitter.

Leave to dry for about 3 hours.

When the glitter is completely dry, put your ornament under running water... this will take off the excess glitter.

Rub gently over the word stickers until they are clearly visible and then carefully peel them off the glass. A sharp needle will help get the stickers off cleanly.

Replace the little silver clasp, add a pretty Christmas hanging ribbon and Voila... personalized glitter Christmas Ornaments!

'Teddy 2012' is a favorite with my son Teddy!

And I love the 'Christmas Spirit' ornaments that say 'Peace', 'Love' and 'Joy'!

Blessings and magic,

Donni Webber : Mom of two sunbursts of joy, wife, crafter, knitter, gardener, explorer, traveler. Come join us on our Waldorf inspired blog, The Magic Onions, where the wonder of childhood and the magic of nature collide to make each moment a precious gift.

How did you like this project? Do you have an ornament project you would like to share? Please send me an email with your comments, ideas, or DIY craft project to

Dianne Weller

Written by Dianne Weller
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