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How to Mod Podge Glass Christmas Ornaments

Learn how to Mod Podge glass Christmas ornaments with paper scraps – no crafting skills required! Such an easy holiday project that everyone in the family will love.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’re going to be tearing or cutting pieces of paper and applying them to a glass ball ornament with Mod Podge. It’s pretty easy even if you’ve never crafted before!

How to Mod Podge Glass Christmas Ornaments

‘Tis the season for holiday crafts and decor that are easy, fun, giftable, and perfect for all ages! As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing more fun to make during the holidays than glass Christmas ornaments decorated with paper and Mod Podge.

For a few reasons, really: 1) you get to whittle down the craft hoard and all those paper scraps you’ve been saving and 2) instant gratification!

I love that I can make a Mod Podge ornament in such a short period of time and feel all the feelings of accomplishment. Sometimes I just need that, especially during the holidays!

DIY Glass Christmas Ornaments

Whether you’re looking for a simple kid’s craft, or a great ladies craft night idea, these decoupage Christmas ornaments will be your go-to craft this holiday season! Learn how to make them below.

easy diy christmas ornaments

Make a Paper Scrap Christmas Ornament

Gather These Supplies

Clear glass ornaments, Mod Podge matte, scrapbook paper, and a foam paintbrush

Step 1: Choose your papers. I chose scrapbook paper, but tissue or wrapping paper would also work well! Cut your paper into strips, and then cut your strips into small squares.

Christmas themed scrapbook paper and Mod Podge
Cut the Christmas scrapbook paper into strips

Step 2: Add some Mod Podge Matte to your ornament, take a piece of paper, and press it down. Thicker scrapbook paper will take a little longer to press down than thinner tissue or wrapping paper.

Don’t be surprised if this gets a little messy . . . it’ll all be covered up in Mod Podge, so messiness doesn’t count against you here.

Mod Podge a piece of scrapbook paper to a clear glass ornament

Continue working around your ornament until it’s completely covered. Let dry. Add two coats of Mod Podge Sparkle, letting dry completely between each coat.

The Mod Podge Sparkle will add a thin coat of sparkle and sheen that’s the perfect finishing touch for these ornaments! Lastly, add a piece of ribbon or string for hanging.

Sparkle Mod Podge bottle
easy diy ornaments

I really love how simple this was and how cute my Mod Podge glass Christmas ornaments turned out!

These would be perfect not just as tree decor, but as gift toppers, and even neighbor and teacher gifts! Place in a cellophane bag, tie with ribbon, and you’re done.

scrapbook paper christmas ornaments

Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog. Have a lovely day!

For other ornament ideas, visit these posts!


Monday 16th of November 2015

These are such a fun and easy gift to make for neighbors or friends! I love how easy they are to customize!



Saturday 14th of November 2015

So beautiful.. Love it :)


Saturday 14th of November 2015

It's amazing all the things you can do with the clear ornaments...or any old ornament that needs some "refreshing". I think that I will use this idea on some of my colored ornaments that no longer fit with the current color scheme. Thanks!