Well we did it. We got an artificial Christmas Tree. I know, I know…. fake tree fake Christmas. But I disagree! There’s no such thing as a fake Christmas! I just know that I’m NOT going to miss the mess from all those pine needles and my tree will look as good on Christmas Day as it did when we first put it up. Not so last year. My poor tree was looking mighty sad and droopy by Christmas.
I made some new glitter Christmas ornaments for my new tree:
These pretty ornaments are super simple to make. The kids can even join in on the fun.
Just grab some clear plastic or glass ornaments and remove the caps.
Fill some squirt bottles with a little bit of Minwax Polycrylic.
Squirt in a few drops of the Minwax Polycrylic and roll the ornament around to coat the inside. I covered then entire ornament for some, and only halfway up on others. Just remember, a little Polycrylic goes a long way.
Next, just pour in the glitter, put your thumb over the opening, then shake. Dump out excess glitter onto a paper plate.
Now glittered ornaments are fine just plain and glittery. But I couldn’t stop there. I enlisted the aid of my trusty Silhouette® Cameo and cut out the work “believe” from some shiny vinyl and also from Silhouette’s printable silver foil. I used the Samantha font with a fancy, scrolly “B”.
Lastly, I applied the vinyl shape onto the ornament with transfer paper.
This ornament is filled halfway with a flaky white and silver glitter . . .
I have to say that the printable foil weeds so easily! And because it’s thicker than vinyl I could remove it from the backing without using transfer paper.
Have you seen my tutorial on how to make these Rae Dunn-inspired ornaments? I’ll show you three easy ways!
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