10 Ways to Fill a Clear Glass Christmas Ornament

filled clear glass ornament

The Happy Housie

You do not need to be a do-it-yourself diva to be able to rework clear glass ornaments into something you relish for your Christmas tree. The key to an ornament makeover is to make it one of a kind.

To get started, grab some craft glue, purchase an ornament or two, and take a look at some clear glass ornament ideas. Make one in minutes for a customized gift. 

  • 01 of 10

    Create Place Cards for a Holiday Table

    diy clear ornament place card
    Caylin Harris

    Fill a clear glass bulb with greenery and a personalized name card to create an easy place setting on your holiday tablescape. Don't forget an elegant ribbon tie. Not only do your guests know where to sit, but they also have a party favor that they can hang on their Christmas trees.

    Clear Ornament Place Cards from The Spruce Crafts

  • 02 of 10

    Grow a Little Plant Inside

    how to DIY clear glass ornaments
    Feminine Modern

    Crafting a mini terrarium with clear glass ornaments is easier than you think. No green thumb is required. You can use mini air plants, or if you do not want to make a trip to a plant nursery, you can add sticks and evergreen branches for a simple, festive look. 

    Gold Dipped Hanging Glass Ornaments from Feminine Modern

  • 03 of 10

    Turn Glitter Into a Galaxy

    How to fill clear glass ornaments -- ornament galaxy
    DecoArt

    "The Starry Night" is not only Van Gogh's masterpiece, but it's now yours in an ornament. This project is such an artistic idea; you might think only artists can do it. Honestly, you cannot go wrong. All you need is a mini funnel, some glitter, and acrylic paint. Add your personal touch with the stars. Scatter them randomly and change up the sizes of the stars.

    Glittered Galaxy Ornament from DecoArt

  • 04 of 10

    Perch Some Love Birds on a Branch

    Creative ways to fill clear glass ornaments
    Delia Creates

    This display of perched snowbirds is inspired by a ship in a bottle. You can create any scene inside your ornament with a little patience and a pair of tweezers. First, map out the idea you want to create outside ​of your ornament. Then, using a set of long tweezers and some tacky glue, slowly drop your elements into place. 

    Scenic Glass Ornaments from Delia Creates

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  • 05 of 10

    Give the Gift of Hot Cocoa

    How to fill clear glass ornaments with hot cocoa mix
    Stephanie White

    Turn your ornament into a practical gift by filling it with something the recipient can use. Just make sure before you fill it with yummy edibles that you thoroughly wash (and dry) the ornament. Besides hot cocoa, you can fill it with bath salts, stuff it with M&Ms or other candies, or insert loose leaf tea.

    Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments from The Spruce Crafts

  • 06 of 10

    Brush on Some Gold Leaf

    How to gold leaf clear glass ornaments
    The Sweetest Occasion

    If you want to create a Christmas tree like an interior designer, then make ornaments that work within a color scheme. This idea uses similar hues of paint and gold leaf to create cohesion among these lavish ornaments. To turn it up a notch, adorn the ornaments with some gold beading and garland. 

    Painted Gold Leaf Ornaments from The Sweetest Occasions

  • 07 of 10

    Add a Name for a Personalized Touch

    How to fill and customize clear glass ornaments
    Pizzazerrie

    This idea is perfect for families with children. You can easily make a sleek, personalized golden ornament by using alphabet stickers from your local craft store. If golden lettering feels too mature, you can get lettering in different colors, but be sure you match the color of the filling to the letters. Other than glitter, other fillers that dazzle include confetti, pom poms, and glass beads. 

    DIY Personalized Ornaments from Pizzazzerie

  • 08 of 10

    Gather All Your Excess Ribbon

    Filling clear glass ornaments with ribbon
    The Happy Housie

    If you are on a budget and short on time, this idea helps you create a wide variety of ornaments in minutes. Gather ribbons of various widths and textures, but try to keep them within a similar color family. Choose two or three colors for the best results. If you want to cover your entire tree with ribbon ornaments, use different-sized glass ornaments for this project. 

    Ribbon Stuffed Ornaments from The Happy Housie

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  • 09 of 10

    Speckle on Some Sequins

    How to fill clear glass ornaments with sequins
    Fox Hollow Cottage

    Add some sparkle to your holiday decor by filling the ornaments with sequins. The finished product may look like you meticulously lined the sequins inside, but it is much simpler than that. You coat the inside of the glass ornament with floor wax, remove the excess, toss in the sequins, plug the opening with your thumb, then shake.

    Sequins in Clear Glass Ornaments from Fox Hollow Cottage

  • 10 of 10

    Express Yourself With Ornament Emojis

    How to fill clear glass ornaments to make emojis
    Who Said Nothing in Life is Free

    These emoji ornaments will resonate with your kids and are fun to make. You can either fill them with glitter or coat the inside with yellow paint. In this example, the emoji expressions were made using a Silhouette machine. You can also hand-paint the faces using a stencil. 

    If emojis are not your thing, use green glitter and make the Grinch, try red glitter and make Santa Claus, or make reindeer using brown glitter.

    DIY Glitter Glass Emoji Ornaments from Who Said Nothing in Life is Free