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Glittered Snowman and Santa Ball Ornaments

By: Jessica for Mom 4 Real

These adorable Glittered Snowman and Santa Ball Ornaments are great for hanging on your tree or from your mantel this holiday season.  Made with a few simple materials, these DIY ornaments make great gifts for everyone on your list.  You could also use the techniques in this tutorial to create colorful ornaments for New Year's Eve, anniversary parties, Halloween, and birthday parties.  Use whatever colored glitter you'd like to make an assortment of colorful ornament balls that will add class and style to any room in your home.

Glittered Snowman and Santa Ornaments


For Snowman Ornament

  • Extra fine white glitter
  • Glass ornaments
  • Black and orange paint

For Santa Ornament

  • Thin black or black and white polka dot ribbon
  • Black paint
  • Glue




Glittered Snowman Ornament

  1. Start by making some Glitter In Glass Ornaments…for these I use extra fine white glitter.
  2. Start by painting two circles (filled in) for the eyes.  Now, make about 5 or 6 circles for the snowman’s mouth.  They do not need to be perfect, we are trying to achieve the look of coal…remember Frosty the Snowman with his eyes made out of coal?  I went a step further and painted the silver top black too so it looks like a hat.

    Glittered Snowman Ornament
  3. Now paint on his carrot nose, and you are all done!

    Glittered Snowman Ornament



Glittered Santa Ornament

  1. You start with my super easy to make Glitter in Glass Ornaments tutorial.
  2. Take your ribbon and wrap it around the center of the ornament.  Cut and glue in place.

    Glittered Santa Ornament
  3. Use your black paint to add a buckle.  I used puffy paint for some depth and shine.

    Glittered Santa Ornament
  4. That’s it…super easy, super cheap, and lot’s of fun!  This is definitely one to get the kiddos involved in.
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I really like this idea. It's simple, easy and not too expensive. I have a box of clear ornaments that I got last year and never used and I have glitter. The only thing I will need to buy I see he floors wax.i think my grand daughter at age 9 is old enough to help me with this too.

I like that the glitter is on the inside so you don't end up with little sparkles all over the place. Cute idea.

You have such awesome and great patterns. I can't wait to try them. Only problem, is I want to do them all and unfortunately, I have a lack of hours as I'm still working full time. I can't wait to retire then I'll have lots of time. I am only 74 and hope to work for a few more years. Please keep these patterns coming. Sure appreciate them. Claudia, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I really like these; super cute, super easy and something most ages could participate in.


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