Ornaments have always been the best part of decorating the Christmas tree. Making homemade, DIY glitter ornaments is a fun holiday tradition to look forward to every year.
Here are 24 ways to go about it.
These glitter ornament DIYs are the perfect way to add some sparkle, magic and Christmas wonder to the Christmas tree every year.
Not only can you use them for your tree, they also make impressive gifts.
For example : If you are participating in 12 Days of Christmas gift giving, ornaments made of gold glitter make a perfect gift for day #5 (“♫ fiiiiiive golden riiiings ♫♫“).
Personalized glitter ornaments make fantastic and budget friendly Secret Santa gifts that you can wrap using one of my printable Christmas gift tags (for free).
They are an obvious pick for your Christmas Eve boxes because you can unwrap them the night before Christmas and have them decorating the tree just in time to “ooo” & “ahhh” over them on Christmas morning!
Finally, making glitter ornaments is a fun holiday party activity.
It’s cost-effective, it’s easy and everyone gets to take home an awesome ornament for their home. You can even donate them to local nursing homes or hospitals to give their trees some sparkle!
Now, before we get to the different ways to make these beautiful ornaments, let’s make sure that we’ve gathered all of the necessary accoutrements, shall we?
What You Need To DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments
The basics are as simple as 1-2-3: ornaments, glitter & glue.
You can find all of these supplies online or just about any of the popular craft stores.
Here’s what to keep in mind-
1. Clear Ornament Balls (Glass or Plastic)
As you can imagine, clear, unused ornaments come in various shapes, sizes and materials.
For each of the ornament projects below, I suggest that you read each respective blog post tutorial to find out what kind of ornament to buy.
Just remember that plastic ornaments have the benefit of being “shatter-proof”.
Let’s be real- we’re all here for the glitter! It’s the star of this project.
Any type of glitter will do. You can choose extra fine glitter, thick holographic glitter or chunky glitter that is borderline confetti. In fact, making glitter ornaments is a great way to use up excess glitter that you’ve got laying around from previous crafts!
Picking the glitter is where you really get to customize this sparkly project.
There’s surprisingly quite a bit of debate out there as to what glue is the best glue for this project.
Different people recommend: mod podge, polyacrylic, floor wax sealers, etc
There is a glue, however, that is made specifically for this type of DIY and that would be: Beacon Glitter It.
People review it highly because it has a clear finish (which allows the glitter to take center stage), it is easy to apply to the inside of the ornament and a little bit goes a long way! Comes highly recommended!
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24 DIY Glitter Ornaments To Try This Year
(Visit each blog for all the details to make each respective ornament).
DIY Ribbed Glitter Ornaments
This easy dollar store craft is a fabulous yet budget friendly glitter ornament DIY to make this Christmas.
DIY Glitter Unicorn Baubles
The nice thing about these glitter unicorn ornaments is that they can be enjoyed all year round. For the child (or adult) that enjoys unicorns and all things magical, this is a beautiful and easy to make decoration.
Glitter Star Ornaments Tutorial
This unique glitter ornament variation doesn't even use ornament balls. Check it out to see how you can use Crayola's glitter dots to create some very unique additions to your tree this year.
DIY Glitter Ornaments
Wanting to make a batch of classic glitter ornaments? Use this easy tutorial to create your very own collection of Christmas tree decor.
Themed Glittered Bulb Ornaments
The half clear, half glittered style of these ornaments put a unique spin to this DIY. Add stick on words that are fitting for the holiday season to complete the project.
Sled Ornament Made With Wine Corks
Even though this isn't made with the typical globe shape, it's still a Christmas tree ornament that is made with glitter. And as unique as this gorgeous trinket is, I figured you wouldn't mind, so check it out.
Personalized Hair Stylist Ornament
Treat the person who styles your hair to a fun and personalized Christmas gift with this special ornament DIY . Your hairdresser will be so flattered.
Painted Wood Slice Ornaments
Want to skip the plastic ornaments? This cool wood slice ornament tutorial is for you. All you need are wood slices, craft paint, glitter and vinyl words and you're good to go!
Glittering Gold Painted Glass Ornaments
Prefer glass over plastic? These DIY gold-painted glass ornaments are the perfect addition to a glamorous Christmas tree.
Snowman Face Glitter Filled Ornament
What a cute ornament! This adorable snowman face is a great winter activity for the kids. They will love it.
Hairspray-ed Glitter Ornaments
These glittery globes were made with a unique method: hairspray! So, if you're looking for an affordable project that you can make with beauty products that you already have, this is the one!
DIY Snow Globe Ornament
This DIY involves a mix of chunky, medium and fine iridescent glitter to simulate snow for this snow globe ornament.
A Classic Glitter Ornament DIY
This straightforward DIY is a fun activity for both kids and adults alike.
Frosty Pinecone Ornaments
These frosty pinecones will give your Christmas tree just the perfect touch of winter.
Personalized Mess-Free Glitter Ornaments
These ornaments are customized with names and year, making them the perfect Christmas gift for every single person on your list this holiday season.
Glitter Light Bulb Shaped Ornaments
These light bulb shaped ornaments will complement the Christmas lights that you already have hung on your Christmas tree!
Light Up Glitter Ornaments
These elegant ornaments have tea lights lighting them from within! They will give your tree (and home) a warm and cozy look.
Star Wars Themed Glitter Ornaments
Star Wars fans are sure to adore these amazing Star Wars-themed ornaments. The best thing is that they can be enjoyed year round.
Disney Glitter Christmas Ornaments
These super-quick glitter Disney ornaments are the perfect way to decorate your tree if your household loves Disneyland or Disneyworld. Each ornament can be customized with silhouettes of your favorite Disney characters.
Disney Princess Glitter Ornaments
Another great gift idea for the Disney lover! These easy glitter ornaments are especially perfect for Disney princess fans. Click to see how 5 ornaments were themed for Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana and Sleeping Beauty.
DIY Tinker Bell Ornament
If you love fairies and magical decor, then you will love this easy Tinker Bell-inspired ornament! Also a great gift for Disney enthusiast.
Glitter Snowflake Ornaments
Make your Christmas tree sparkle and shine with the help of these glitter snowflake ornaments.
Cricut-made Unicorn Ornaments
Use your Cricut Joy to make these easy DIY Unicorn glitter ornaments.
'Let It Snow' Christmas Bulb
Keep your Cricut machine out! This Let It Snow ornament is a minimalistic yet festive addition to the Christmas tree. This blogger has made SVG files that you can download and use for this project.
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Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!
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