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DIY Rustic Glitter Ornament the Easy Way

Make your own rustic glitter ornament using twine and Mod Podge! This is so easy – you’ll want a whole tree of these. So pretty!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make this Christmas ornament. It’s easy enough for older kids.

DIY Rustic Glitter Ornament the Easy Way

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!

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.

Rustic Christmas Ornament

Gather These Supplies

Directions:

Clear glass ornament sitting in a plastic lid

Have your glue gun heated and ready. Clean the surface of your glass ornament if necessary.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

Make your own rustic glitter ornament using twine and Mod Podge! This is so easy - you'll want a whole tree of these. So pretty!

Hang to dry for about 12 hours. I sat in my Mod Podge lid for a fun display just for the photos.

Make your own rustic glitter ornament using twine and Mod Podge! This is so easy - you'll want a whole tree of these. So pretty!

Do you not love that sparkle?! This glitter ornament would make a lovely addition to any tree. Including mine.

Make your own rustic glitter ornament using twine and Mod Podge! This is so easy - you'll want a whole tree of these. So pretty!

Because the world just needs more sparkle these days, in my humble opinion.

Make your own rustic glitter ornament using twine and Mod Podge! This is so easy - you'll want a whole tree of these. So pretty!

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!

Make your own rustic glitter ornament using twine and Mod Podge! This is so easy - you'll want a whole tree of these. So pretty!

Rustic Christmas Ornament

Yield: 1 ornament
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to make a glitter Christmas ornament with a rustic feel using Mod Podge.

Materials

  • Clear glass ornament
  • Mod Podge Sparkle
  • Twine
  • Fine glitter

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Clean the surface of your glass ornament if necessary.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat this over and over again until the ornament is covered. (Line of glue, press the twine down on top of it, repeat).
  4. Cover twine in Mod Podge using a foam paint brush.
  5. Pour the glitter over the ornament until the desired coverage is reached.
  6. Hang to dry for about 12 hours.

Notes

Be sure to pour the glitter over a bowl or something similar to catch all the excess so it can be reused.

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Carrie

Saturday 12th of November 2016

I am so with you - I am not into glitter at all most of the year, but at Christmas I can't get enough! I love how you used the twine to give it lots of texture. Pinning!

Cami @ The Crafting Nook

Friday 11th of November 2016

I completely agree with you glitter rules on Christmas all the way but This year twine, burlap also makes it even more pretty! Love your ornament! So sparkly and creative!

Hugs

Mary Beth

Saturday 5th of November 2016

This is so pretty, Amy! I love the combo of the twine and the glitter.

Cristina

Friday 4th of November 2016

Both ways are pretty! I love the texture it got with the glitter, beautiful!

Malia

Friday 4th of November 2016

Super cool idea, Amy! At first glance, I was stumped about what made that cool texture.... I should have known that MP was involved!