As I sit down to write this, I’m looking over at our Christmas tree, and I must admit, it’s not decorated yet. For some reason, this year I haven’t really wanted to put anything on it. Maybe it’s because I’m busy, or maybe it’s because I’m not really inspired by my current decorations. I have had most of our ornaments since we moved in together 7 years ago. Besides a few very special ornaments my mother has passed on to me, most of my ornaments came from a discount superstore. They were cheap and got the job done on our budget back then, but they have since lost their luster.
My husband is a big driving force around here when it comes to decorating for Christmas. He has been dropping many hints about our bare tree, and the “minimalist tree” story I tried to sell him didn’t fly. I needed to get to work on sprucing up my ornaments so I could get excited once again about decorating. The motto around here is when in doubt MAKE!
I headed to the craft store to channel my inner Griswold, and that’s where I found these clear ornaments. Now I have seen them before, but I always glazed over them and went right to the pre-made stuff. However that strategy was not going to fly this year, my crafty soul needed to make things! So I grabbed a few boxes and searched for something to jazz them up. What better way to add a little holiday magic to an ornament than to fill it with sparkly confetti? I love the way they turned out! I’m ready to get to work on my tree, but not before I shared this project with you. I’m excited to see the whimsical charm these sparkly new ornaments will add to our Christmas decorations.
Supplies for DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments
- Clear or iridescent glass ornaments
- Glitter confetti
- A little bit of water
- Piece of paper
Step one: Remove the ornament’s hook. Then fold a piece of paper in half and pour the glitter into the folded piece of paper.
Step two: Standing over a trash can, use the folded piece of paper filled with confetti to fill the ornament with a good amount of confetti.
Step three: Fill the ornament with 2-3 drops of water. Then place your thumb over the ornaments opening and shake the ornament around so the confetti sticks to the glass.
Step four: Let your ornament dry overnight before putting the hook back on.
Hope this DIY brings you some Christmas inspiration too! Don’t forget to tag your makes on Instagram #blissmakes. If you like this DIY leave a comment; I would love to hear from you!!