What do you do when you are decorating the tree and a beautiful ornament slips out of your hand or fall off the tree and… CRASH… smashes on the floor. I hope you scoop up the broken pieces and save them. Because out of those fragmented shards comes the most beautiful one of a kind glass glitter! You can make your own glitter to sparkle up your Christmas decorations! I’m taking a different spin on this idea and purposefully breaking red glass ornaments to make new ornaments for my tree. This is a must read for all of us who have every dropped an ornament they loved. Take heart, you can give your broken ornament a second life!
One of the best things about being a blogger is the friends I make. I found this wonderful idea at Shabbyfufu! Janet’s blog is so ethereal and beautiful. Her images are like “pink whipped cream”… gorgeous! Make sure to stop by and say “hi” to Janet! She is the one who gave me the idea of glass glitter
Let’s make Broken Glass Glitter Ornaments!
Materials: glass ornaments (colored), clear ornaments, clear glue (I used Elmer’s clear school glue), paper towels, zip-type freezer bag, mallet or rolling pin, spoon, ribbon
- Collect materials.
- Remove the tops from the ornaments.
- Wrap a couple glass ornaments at a time in a paper towel and put it into a zip-type freezer bag.
4. Crush the ornament. I have a craft mallet and it worked great! You can also use a rolling pin.
5. Don’t crush the ornaments into dust. I liked to have larger pieces. My camera did not pick up how sparkly it is! So pretty!
6. Apply glue liberally onto the clear ornament where you want the glitter to stick. I tried rolling the glued ornament into the glitter but did not get great coverage. I ended up spooning the glitter on the clear ornament. Do not use your hands, the glitter is sharp!
7, Set the new ornaments aside until the glue has totally dried.
8. Thread a ribbon through the ornament top
9. Tie a bow and hang!
You can see the rest of our tree on my Christmas Home Tour December 2nd! Make sure you stop back!
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