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How to Make Glitter Ornaments – Galaxy Style

DIY Christmas Ornaments are so much fun and memorable to make. Check out How to Make Glitter ornaments, and turn them into this galaxy style in just a few easy steps

Blue galaxy glitter ornaments

Making Christmas ornaments is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Every year we pick a style or theme to try. We add the homemade ornaments to our big tree or the kids tree for some added fun. It’s those kind of memories that I hope my kids keep forever. This year we learned how to make glitter ornaments and we are obsessed. They are so pretty and easy to make. We turned ours into these galaxy ornaments.

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Supplies

paint, glitter, and ornaments

To make these ornaments you will need.

How To

Glitter in ball ornament

Remove the hanging top from the ornaments and add about 1 teaspoon of glitter to the ornament if using. Twirl it around for the glitter to stick to the ornament evenly.

paint and glitter inside ball ornament

Pour a small amount of paint into the ball, turn slightly, and add an additional color. Continue adding the paint and turning the ball until all the colors you desire to include are in the ornament.

swirling paint inside ball ornament

Turn and twist the ball, adding additional paint if needed, until the ball is completely coated on the inside.

Paint dripping out of ball ornament

Invert the ball over a disposable cup and allow the paint to run out overnight.

Turn the ball with the hole facing up and allow it to dry for an additional 24 hours before replacing the hanging top.

Glitter ball ornament

Glass or Plastic?

Do you use glass or plastic ornaments. In my experience you can do this with glass ball ornaments as well, but to make these as family friendly as possible plastic is best. They are less likely to break and easier for the kids to handle.

Decorating Ideas

Galaxy Glitter Ornaments

Depending on the theme you are going for you can leave your ornaments as is, or add stickers, vinyl, garland, ribbons etc.

For these Galaxy ornaments with added some silver star stickers and silver star garland that we purchased from he dollar store. They turned out super cute!

Other Holidays

Don’t only decorate for Christmas. Making your own ornaments is a great idea for any holiday. You can theme them however you want. These glitter ornaments are adorable in valentines and easter colors too!

Glitter Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments are so much fun and memorable to make. Check out How to Make Glitter ornaments, and turn them into this galaxy style in just a few easy steps
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Resting Time:1 d
Total Time:1 d 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove the hanging top from the ornaments.
  • Add about 1 teaspoon of glitter to the ornament if using.
  • Pour a small amount of paint into the ball, turn slightly, and add an additional color. Continue adding the paint and turning the ball until all the colors you desire to include are in the ornament.
  • Turn and twist the ball, adding additional paint if needed, until the ball is completely coated on the inside.
  • Invert the ball over a disposable cup and allow the paint to run out overnight.
  • Turn the ball with the hole facing up and allow it to dry for an additional 24 hours before replacing the hanging top.
  • Add stickers if desired.
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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  1. Thank you – I have been searching for directions for a project like this that don’t use floor wax! I’m looking forward to giving it a try with my son.

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