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How to make frosted glitter ornaments

Every January I hit the Christmas sales and I always end up with several boxes of clear craft ornaments.  Over the years my collection of crafting ornaments has grown and grown, yet I never did anything with them.  Recently when I was cleaning out our attic space and I came across all my boxed ornaments I thought ok this is the year… I have got to do something with these.

I’ve been playing around with lots of ways to decorate these ornaments, I came up with several ideas, but I must say these frosted glitter ornaments are so far my favorite!  Plus they’re so easy to make.  I know I throw around the word easy a lot, that’s because I’m not a fan of complicated crafts!  Cheap glue, basic salt, and a little glitter is all you need to make these gorgeous ornaments.   They’re so pretty I’d say they’re gift worthy!

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Plain table salt

White or clear glue

Glitter (I used iridescent and fine silver glitter)

Clear glass or plastic ball ornaments

Disposable plates

Craft brush

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

INSTRUCTIONS

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

Grab the bottom of the ornament and starting at the top of the ornament paint on an even layer of glue on half of the ornament.

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

Flip the ornament and gently holding on to the hook paint glue on the bottom half of the ornament.

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

Immediately sprinkle on the salt until you reach your desired frosted look.

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

Then quickly sprinkle on the glitter and let dry.  I carefully put hooks on to let the ornaments dry while they’re hanging on our Christmas tree.  I did however place a few on the table and they dried without any smudges.  The salt stays on amazing well once dried, glitter’s always a pain but it’s just so pretty.

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

How to make frosted glitter ornaments

I did make a batch of these frosted ornaments without glitter, just the salt frost.  I had them hanging on the tree to dry when I looked over and saw my 19 year old daughter licking them.  That’s my Haley Bears… good thing the glue is non-toxic.  Overall I much prefer these ornaments with glitter added.  Not only do they sparkle more in the light like actual frost, it keeps my daughter from licking them!