When it comes to Christmas – glitter rules. At least in my book. I don't break it out much except for the holidays, but when I break it out . . . I don't come to play. “Go glitter or go home,” my friends! And that's exactly what I did with this DIY rustic glitter ornament!
I'm part of a fun blog hop this year called “31 days of handmade Christmas ornaments.” This is my sparkly contribution . . . and I hope you'll check out the other contributions at the end of this post. My glitter ornament is so easy to make you won't be able to stop; you'll have to make more than one. Use different colors of twine, different colors of glitter. The possibilities are endless.
DIY Rustic Glitter Ornament
Gather These Supplies
Have your glue gun heated and ready. Clean the surface of your glass ornament if necessary.
Begin by putting a small line of hot glue around the very top of the ornament and then immediately laying your twine flat on top of the glue.
Simply repeat this over and over again until the ornament is covered. (Line of glue, press the twine down on top of it, repeat). It doesn't take that long. Do it while watching your favorite reality show!
Once your ornament is covered in twine, you can choose to leave it this way as a rustic look or do the glitter version. Of course I recommend the glittered version. With Mod Podge!
To add glitter: cover twine in Mod Podge using a foam paint brush. Now . . . I'll give you two more options. You can use Sparkle Mod Podge and leave it. OR you can use Mod Podge and then add glitter on top!
Pour the glitter over the ornament until the desired coverage is reached. Be sure to pour it over a bowl or something similar to catch all the excess glitter.
Hang to dry for about 24 hours. I sat in my Mod Podge lid for a fun display just for the photos.
Do you not love that sparkle?! This glitter ornament would make a lovely addition to any tree. Including mine.
Because the world just needs more sparkle these days, in my humble opinion.
What do you think of all the glitter? Are you in love? And what about the twine that gives it a rustic touch? Let me know in the comments!
But before you go . . .
There are 30 other bloggers who have made ornaments for this fun blog hop. I hope you will go visit each of the below!
Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 – The Silly Pearl :: Day 2 –Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline :: Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Knick of Time :: Day 6 – Pet Scribbles :: Day 7 – Simply Kelly Designs
Day 8 – Town and Country Living :: Day 9 – Petticoat JUNKtion
Day 10 – The Everyday Home :: Day 11 – Up on Tippy Toes
Day 12 – Remodelando la Casa :: Day 13 – DIY 180 :: Day 14 – 504 Main
Day 15 – Sum of their Stories :: Day 16 – At Home with Jemma
Day 17 – The Kim Six Fix :: Day 18 – Shabby Art Boutique
Day 19 – Morena's Corner :: Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 21 – Our Southern Home :: Day 22 – Domestically Speaking
Day 23 – The Crafting Nook :: Day 24 – Sweet Pea
Day 25 – Dukes and Duchesses :: Day 26 – Heathered Nest
Day 27 – Lovely Etc. Day 28 – Stone Gable Blog :: Day 29 – Mod Podge Rocks
Day 30 – Running with a Glue Gun :: Day 31 – All Things Heart and Home