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 follow me on Pinterest for more crafty inspiration!