Handmade Christmas Ornaments: DIY a Glittering Christmas Ornament

This week we’re celebrating handmade Christmas ornaments on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Every day I’ll have a new tutorial for making Christmas ornaments – six gorgeous, DIY ornaments in all. If you’re like me, and wondering how you’ll squeeze in a holiday craft this year, I hope you’ll give one of these ornament tutorials a try. Ornaments are perfect for tight schedules – they’re small, these are all easy, and chances are, they’ll use the bits and scraps you already have on hand.

Easy, handmade ornaments! So pretty. Tutorials on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Hang these handmade ornaments on your tree, or simply display them in a bowl.

Rebekah Meier designed this collection, and I’m starting with the Sparkling, Glittered Ornament today — it’s the one in the center. You’ll see these really are super-simple – four steps and you’re done. Rebekah used silver glitter, and you can, too. Or, try red, gold, white, or icy blue. (Can you picture a glittering, Frozen theme tree?)

Four-step glittered Christmas Ornament! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Imagine a “Frozen” Christmas tree full of Glittered Ornaments in white, light blue and silver.

These are classic and beautiful, and easy to make. Tutorials on CraftsnCoffee.com.To make a Sparkling, Glittered Ornament, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” ball
  • Fine glitter in silver or other color
  • Silver wire, 2” length
  • Velvet ribbon, 1/4″ and 1/2″ wide, in cream or other coordinating color
  • Mod Podge
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wooden skewer; stiff paintbrush; newspaper or box lid; pencil
Beautiful ornaments! And they're all handmade (and easy). Tutorials on CraftsnCoffee.com

This week I’m featuring the tutorials to make all of these ornaments. Do you have a favorite?

To make a Sparkling, Glittered Ornament:

1. Insert bamboo skewer into the foam ball to use as a handle. Brush Mod Podge onto the ball, covering it completely.

2. While still wet, shake glitter onto the foam ball. Rotate the ball as you sprinkle, making sure it’s completely covered. (Hint: Work over newspaper or a box lid for easier clean up.)

3. Twist the 2” length of silver wire around a pencil, forming a loop for hanging. Twist ends together and insert into the top of the ornament. Secure with glue.

4. Thread an 8” length of ¼” velvet ribbon through the wire hanger, and glue ends together. Tie a bow in a length of ½” velvet ribbon and glue to the top of the ornament.

These are all beautiful! Tutorials for these easy, handmade Christmas ornaments on CraftsnCoffee.com.As long as you have your supplies out, create a few more sparklers like this Glittered Christmas Ornament.

A pretty sparkler for the Christmas tree. I'd love these in a larger size! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.

Elegant Glittered Ornament by Diane Flowers.

Rebekah also designed this Glittered Christmas Topiary Tree.

DIY a glittered Christmas tabletop tree

Glittered Christmas Topiary Tree by Rebekah Meier.

I hope you’ll join in this week’s celebration of handmade Christmas ornaments. 

Happy Monday and happy crafting.


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10 Responses to Handmade Christmas Ornaments: DIY a Glittering Christmas Ornament

  1. Angie Dyer says:

    I love the glittery ornaments! My great nieces would love a Frozen Christmas tree too! Thank you for sharing these designs!

  2. studiorose says:

    These are beautiful and simple and use my favorite embellishment: glitter! What’s not to love?

    • Sharon says:

      ‘Tis the season for *sparkle*! And yes, these are easy, and don’t we all love that, especially at this time of year. Thanks so much for stopping in. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    A frozen tree would be grand. Great tuts!
    I would like a bit of sunshine not the snow and icy roads we woke up to. 25* is tooo cold.

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like you’re living in “Frozen” right now, Lisa. And it’s headed our way! I guess it’s that time of year . . . and time to stay inside and craft! Sharon

      • LisaM6 says:

        I agree and now is the time for fun. Below 0 with the wind chill so crafting is in store for today.

      • Sharon says:

        I can’t believe you’re already in the thick of winter! It’s too soon for sub-zero temperatures (though I’m not sure there’s ever a good time for that!). Time for a big cup of cocoa. Stay warm! Sharon

  4. Glitter makes my heart sing! LOVE these gorgeous and elegant glittery confections!! TFS!

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