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Or maybe you don't want glitter in your home but still want the opportunity to create a handmade item. I'm offering two kid friendly workshops for ornaments. I will have all the supplies you need and I clean up the glitter! Check out the workshops here.
Mason Jar Snow GLobe
- clear mason or jam jar
- about 1 tbsp of glycerin (found at most drug stores)
- ceramic Christmas ornament
- glue (options include: hot glue, crazy glue, gorilla glue)
- dish soap
- attach your ornament to the lid of the mason jar using your preferred glue - tip: rough up the lid and underside of the ornament to create a more adhesive surface
- pour a small amount of glycerin in the mason jar, enough to cover the bottom with a thin layer; the glycerin helps the sparkles fall slower
- add one drop of dish soap to decrease the amount of floating
- add your water and stir gently
- add about 1 tbsp of sparkles
- fill with water - remember that your ornament will contribute to the volume so don't fill it full to start
- test your ornament to see if you need to add water
- once your water level is set place your ornament (make sure its front faces the visable side of the jar - you don't wan to be looking through logos
- screw the lid as tight as possible - you can also use glue to seal the jar
- tilt and enjoy!
You may experience a small bit of leaking when you first seal the jar - tilt back and forth a few times to make sure no leaks persist.
Upcycled Light Bulb Ornaments
- old christmas lights
- white crafters glue or mod podge
- small foam paint brush
- muffin tin or metal drying racks - to rest your ornaments in
- unscrew the lights from the strings
- wipe with a dry cloth if they're very dusty
- pour your glue or mod podge into a container that is easy to dip your brush in - old applesauce or youghurt cups work great for kids
- for kids: put a good quantity of sparkles in a resealable bag, for adults: put a good quantity of sparkles in a dish you can roll the bulb around in
- one at a time, paint your bulb with your adhesive, then roll or shake in glitter
- put your bulb in a safe place to dry
- after about 15-20 minutes your bulbs should be dry to handle, at this point you can glue on the ribbon - for kids, cotton swabs make excellent applicators to put dabs of glue