This glitter Christmas tree ornament was inspired by the wonderful calming jars that people have made.
For this glitter craft project you will need:
- a clear plastic ornament (found at arts and crafts stores- I chose a thin oval plastic ornament.)
- a variety of craft and polyester glitters (using a mixture of different styles and sizes of glitter causes the ornament to act like a calming jar and adds more shimmer to the ornament)
- jewels or other mini decorations (these help the glitter and liquid to mix up when you shake up your ornament)
- clear glue ( Elmer's or Tacky work great)
- hot water
- E6000 silicone sealer
I chose a variety of snow like glitters for this Christmas ornament:
- Poly Metallic Arctic Frost
- Pearlescent White Lily Dream
- Iridescent Stonehammer Glimmer
- Iridescent Perseus Flicker
- Cosmetic Iridescent Mists of the Mint
- Craft Chunky Snow White Iridescent glitter
- Craft glitter Chunky Crystal Clear
I found these wonderful jewel stickers at my local craft store and stick them together to make full sized jewels.
I placed the jewels inside the ornament.
Then I added the glitters to the Christmas ornament. The ornament was not very big, so I only used about a tablespoon total of the mixed glitters.
I checked how much liquid would fill up the clear plastic ornament before I mixed up the glue and water mix.
The proportion was just under 1/3 of a cup, I mixed up a half cup of water and glue (1/4 cup of each liquid), and added a little more glue to fully fill the ornament.
Make sure to shake the ornament so that the glitter and liquid mix fully and no glitter is stuck to the bottom of the ornament.
If using the corn syrup mix, by leaving a good sized air bubble at the top, mixing the jar contents up, then adding more corn syrup, the syrup will attach to the glitter and make intriguing glitter
Add the E6000 silicone sealer to the metal lid of the ornament (the silver section), wait around a minute or two, place a little more of the E6000 to the outside edge of the opened tip or the ornament, and then place the lid firmly onto the ornament. Make sure to brace the ornament upright for an hour or more to make sure the silicone seal has set. You can add another coat of the sealant to the bottom edge of the ornament lid to make sure it stays put.
I gifted this ornament to a young man (4 or 5 years old). He was tickled by it and kept shaking it up to show his father how great it was.