It's easier than you think to make DIY Ombre Glittered Christmas Ornaments! Just follow this step by step tutorial and video to make this simple craft at home.
DIY Ombre Glitter Ornament
Today I'm excited to be a part of the Craft Lightning Challenge. This month's theme is glitter! Yay! The goal of the challenge is to create a super-fast craft, so I'm sharing this easy DIY Ombre Glitter Ornament just in time for the holidays.
Ombre Glitter Ornament Supplies
- clear glass or plastic ornaments
- Mop and Glo or ornament adhesive
- glitter in 4-6 closely related colors to create the ombre effect
- small funnel
How to Make an Ombre Glitter Ornament
I have both a video and picture tutorial for you so have your pick! If you don't want to watch the video, scroll down for the step by step instructions.
Start by getting your space set up. I recommend having paper towels or other material under your working area to catch any stray Mop and Glo or glitter. I also used a piece of cardboard to pour excess Mop and Glo onto before glittering.
Remove the top of your ornament and add a small amount of Mop and Glo to the inside. Roll the ornament around to thoroughly coat the inside of the ornament with the Mop and Glo, ensuring no spots are missed.
Tap out excess Mop and Glo onto a scrap of cardboard or another surface. Make sure there is no Mop and Glo pooling at the bottom of the ornament before glittering.
Use the funnel to add a small amount of your darkest glitter. It's better to add a little at a time than accidentally add too much. Tilt the ornament around to coat the bottom with the glitter.
Next, add a small amount of equal part the darkest glitter and the next lightest glitter into the ornament at the same time and again, tilt the ornament around to coat.
Next add a small amount of the 2nd darkest glitter and tilt to coat moving up the ornament.
Continue adding glitter a little at a time in that manner:
- First coat, darkest glitter #1
- Equal parts glitter 1 and 2
- Glitter 2
- Equal parts glitter 2 and 3
- Glitter 3
- etc. until the ornament is fully covered
That's it! So easy right? The key to a seamless ombre effect is adding one color, then a mix of two colors to transition.
Tips for Making DIY Ombre Glittered Ornaments
- The more drastic you want the ombre, the more colors you'll need to use. The red to pink ombre above, which used four colors of glitter, is much more subtle than the blue to gold ombre below that used 6 colors to make the transition.
- Make sure you tap our excess adhesive or Mop and Glo so none is pooling inside the ornament before beginning.
- Allow the ornament to dry an hour or so before putting the cap back on to prevent scratching the interior.
- The first couple of ornaments may have a learning curve as you experiment with how much glitter to add each time. I recommend adding less than you think at first until you get the hang of it. You can always add more but you can't take extra out without getting the glitter on the top of the ornament.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Want to see more Craft Lightning Glittery goodness? Find it here:
Janice K says
what a surprise I thought it would be added to the outside, I may try this tomorrow
They are so fun to make and experiment with Janice, I hope the tutorial helps!
I've seen a lot of the different ways to make glitter ornaments, but this is the first time I've seen an ombre look. Great idea! I'll definitely be trying this when I finally make some glitter ornaments.