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Rhinestone Christmas Ornaments with Sparkle

These rhinestone Christmas ornaments use can lids (but you’d never know it!), and they look blingy and fabulous on my tree! So easy to make.

Skills Required: None. You don’t need any prior crafting experience to make these rhinestone ornaments! You’ll essentially be gluing – this is easy enough for children.

Rhinestone Recycled Christmas Ornaments

Hi! It’s Shannon from Rosyscription again! I’m back for Christmas to share a simple and sparkly rhinestone ornaments with you today!

Raise your hand if you have your hubby or significant other trained to ask you before throwing stuff out? My husband knows better than to toss old jars and bottles in the recycle bin.

He usually gives me a chance to look them over for crafty potential. He also knows that I’ve been collecting metallic jar lids lately specifically for DIY Christmas ornaments.

Rhinestone ornaments for Christmas

What he didn’t know is how amazing these rhinestone ornaments would look when they were done! Aren’t they pretty? They definitely don’t look like recyclables to me anymore!

I think they kind of look like the inside of a geode rock. You know, those big rocks that are filled with encrusted gems when cracked open? Maybe?

Regardless of what they look like, these Mod Podge ornaments are sooo easy to make. Let me show you how to make a rhinestone geode ornament from a lid:

Supplies to make can lid ornaments

Rhinestone Ornaments

Gather These Supplies

Step One: Drill a very small hole into the edges of each canning lid with your power drill. (not pictured)

Sprinkle rhinestones into the ornament

Step Two: Brush a thick layer of Mod Podge onto the inside area of the lid. Start placing your rhinestones down into the glue.

Continue to fill in with more stones and use more glue as you fill in the gaps. It is OK to overlap the pieces with each other.

Some of the stones may flip upside down . . . but don’t worry if they do! The mirrored bottoms of the gems will add more shine and texture to your ornament. Once the inside of the lid is completely covered with gems, allow the glue to dry.

Put Dimensional Magic onto the Christmas ornament

Step Three: Take your bottle of Dimensional Magic and carefully pour the material in and around the gemstones until the jewels are almost covered in the glue.

Allow the DM to dry overnight. When the thick glue is dry, it will be crystal clear! It will look like your gems are embedded in resin.

Tie a ribbon onto a DIY Christmas ornament

Step Four: Thread a length of thin ribbon through the pre-drill holes and tie the ends to create a ribbon loop. Hang your pretty, recycled holiday ornament on your tree this year!

DIY bedazzled ornaments for Christmas

I love how these rhinestone ornaments bounce the light around. They are going to be the perfect addition to our Christmas tree this year. In my opinion, the holidays should be filled with lots of sparkle and shine!

If you like these rhinestone Christmas ornaments, I have some other ornament projects you might enjoy:

Susan Lee Spangler

Saturday 27th of November 2021

I want to try these they are very nice.


Monday 29th of November 2021

Thank you so much!

Cindy deRosier

Sunday 8th of December 2013

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Ama Ryllis

Thursday 15th of November 2012

Cute and easy! love it!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

I love these! My husband is in training right now...he throws very little away without asking. I am going to have to whip out my Dimensional Magic and make some!