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Monday, December 13, 2010

DIY Glitter Dot Ball Ornaments

Today’s Holly Bloggy link-up is Christmas crafts.  Pretty much the only Christmas craft I’ve done lately is ornaments.  Last year I showed off my handpainted personalized ornaments, CLICK HERE (or the photo) for the tutorial/post.

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So this year’s version was inspired by some ornaments I saw in the Crate & Barrel catalog:

GlitterDotBallsS6F10They are $35.95 for a set of six, but I knew I could DIY these for much less.  I used my Glitter writer from Decoart and a pack of glass balls from Wal-Mart ($2.50 for 10).

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Not much explanation needed for this project, just point and squeeze dots of glitter paint in a symmetrical or random pattern.  The pointed tip of the glitter writer makes this a quick and easy no-mess project.   Allow a few hours drying time before handling.   IMG_2432IMG_2439

Add some ribbon to your hanger and you have a fancy ornament for little time and money!

FYI, don’t use the matte finish ornaments for this, the glitter paint will pop/peel right off! The shiny ones worked for me.

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I also did one with our initial and a clear one with some swirls.

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I filled the clear ball with some sequin trim to give it even more sparkle.  You can use tinsel, glitter, or ribbon, too.

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Come and show off your crafts with Nicholette and Vanessa at Craft Envy.

3 comments:

  1. Cute... and nicer than the catalog!

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  2. Christy, What great ornament ideas! I'll have to remember these for next year.

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