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.
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Grow a Little Plant Inside
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.
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Turn Glitter Into a Galaxy
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, but 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.
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Perch Some Love Birds on a Branch
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.
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Brush on Some Gold Leaf
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.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Add a Name for a Personalized Touch
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.
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Gather All Your Excess Ribbon
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.
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Speckle on Some Sequins
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.
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Express Yourself With Ornament Emojis
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 emoji are not your thing, use green glitter and make the Grinch, try red glitter and make Santa Claus, or make reindeer using brown glitter.