This year I was honored to participate in the My Pinterventures 2015 Ornament Exchange. Over 80 bloggers are exchanging ornaments they have either purchased or made and then they will share their shopping trip or DIY tutorial.
I was matched with Michelle, the lady behind Weekend Craft who loves DIY and pallets. I wanted to take her decor style into consideration when making her ornament so I went with a red, gold, and burlap theme. I wanted to keep the ornament simple and elegant to match her decor style. While looking around pinterest, I found a cool tutorial for filling the inside of a glass ornament with glitter. I thought this was the coolest idea ever as it would give an awesome glitter effect without making a huge mess. I then added a simple burlap and red bow to give the ornament a little more personality. That was it! I considered adding a monogram or date with my silhouette, but as i mentioned, I wanted to keep it simple and classy so I left it plain.
Here is a tutorial if you want to make one as well.
Glass ornament- I got mine in a 4 pack from Michael’s. If you have littles, they also sell plastic ones.
Glitter- I used what I had on hand.
Ribbon- I used leftover red ribbon from my wedding and some burlap looking ribbon I grabbed at Walmart.
Floor cleaner- This can be done with a floor cleaner or wax I purchased Favor because it was the cheapest one at Walmart. I don’t know much about floor cleaners as I use vinegar for my tile, but I’d say most would work, maybe not pine-sol though, I think it is different.
Adhesive- I used e600 to glue the ribbon to the ornament but you could also use superglue or hot glue
Scissors- to cut your ribbon
Scrapbook tape- I used this to adhere the red ribbon to the burlap. If you’re better at bows you might not need this, or you may decide to use only one ribbon.
The first thing you are going to need to do is add a little floor cleaner into your ornament. I used about half a tablespoon. Swish it around in the ornament until the entire inside is coated and pour out the rest.
Next pour your glitter into your ornament. I used a plastic cup as a holder to keep mine stable. I added about 1.5 tablespoons glitter. You can always add more later.
More your ornament around so that the glitter touches all interior surfaces. Move it around alot, but don’t be too vigorous or else it will come off before it dries.
Once you’ve covered the entire interior set your ornament aside and we will work on the bow. I cut my ribbon into two long pieces. I am not good at bows so I made mine extra long so that I can cut it down later. Remember if you’re only using one ribbon you don’t need to cut two. I then glued the red ribbon onto the burlap and was good to go.
Make a simple bow with your ribbon and tie it closed with another piece of ribbon.
Then all you need to do is glue the ribbon onto the ornament and you’re good to go. I used e600 glue, but you could use whatever strong glue you have on hand.
Check out these other awesome bloggers who posted their ornaments today!
Also don’t forget to check out Michelle’s post about what she made for me at Weekend Craft.