This week I began my holiday decorating. There’s something special about a pine tree, white lights and sparkles in every nook and cranny that makes my home feel so cozy. I just love Christmastime!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been getting inspired on pinterest. I decided on a rustic-glam decor scheme this year; two words that usually contradict each other, but I think that’s why I love the look so much. These DIY Christmas ornaments are very easy to make, and are the perfect glam touch to the rustic pine (or faux pine in my case) of the tree. I stuck with simple metallic colors (like at Thanksgiving) and added some mica glass glitter and German glass glitter, the absolute BEST craft glitters I’ve ever used! The ornaments have a soft, frosted look, without being too over the top or glitzy. I am loving them!
How to Make Your Own DIY Christmas Ornaments
- Glass Ornament Balls in small and large sizes (you can purchase these, or makeover some old ones)
- German Glass Glitter
- Mica Glass Glitter
- Spray paint in desired colors
- Spray Adhesive
- Twine, for tying on hangers
- Remove ornament tops and spray paint ornaments in desired colors. I used plastic cups and empty wine bottles to hold the ornaments in place, sprayed half, let dry, then sprayed the other half.
- While ornaments are drying, spray the tops with adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. Set aside to dry until ready to use.
- Once paint is completely dry, spray bulbs with spray adhesive, one half at a time. Immediately Sprinkle with desired glitter. Some ornaments were covered completely in one type of glitter, others I partially covered, and others I did a combination of the two.
- Set ornaments on clean, flat surface to dry. I used a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, which worked well.
- Once ornaments are completely dry, carefully reassemble them and tie with twine. Hang them from your tree, or fill a vase or bowl with them, and enjoy!