Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments {Tutorial}

I love Christmas!  I love it so much because it’s a time when I feel like my whole family can get together and get a little creative.  We make ornaments, bake cookies, decorate our tree, build snowmen, and celebrate together.  One of our favorite family traditions is ornament making, and our absolute favorite ones to make are these glitter in glass ornaments!  Once you master the art of making these, you can bling them out or dress them up in all sorts of ways!  So, today, I am kicking off the Christmas season with my favorite easy glitter in glass ornaments…


Floor Wax (I use Bona, but you can buy any brand)
Glass Ornaments with Removable Tops
Jar or Bucket
***Cover Your Work Area…The Wax Sticks To Furniture***
Grab one of your glass ornaments and take the little lid off.
Pour about a about 1 tbsp of wax into your ornament using your funnel.  Shake it around coating the inside of the ornament, then pour it all out into your jar or bucket.
Now, pour some glitter into your ornament using the other funnel…about 1/2 inch from the bottom.
Shake, shake, shake until the glitter coats the entire inner surface of your ornament.  Pour the excess glitter back into your glitter container…quite a bit will be left over and it should be fine to use again.
Put your cap back on.  How gorgeous is that???
Make a zillion of them and hang them everywhere!
Would you rather see the video version of this tutorial?  Just click on the arrow below to play!
Be gentle…it’s my first video :)
So…will you be making your own?

Make sure you Pin It for later!!!

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  1. says

    Your ornaments came out great! I’m trying to make all homemade ornaments for my tree this year, which I also made out of driftwood. It’s getting me in the holiday spirit. Hope your holiday season is great!

  2. says

    My daughter and I just made a ton of these and we just love them! You’re are lovely!

    I’m happy to be your newest follower.

  3. says

    So the wax is the trick! I was looking at those at the craft store the other day and wondered how to get the glitter to stick. Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    Those are some beautiful ornaments. Homemade ormaments are extremely cool, because they can last a lifetime and remind you of good times many years later. I have a few simple ornaments that I made in elementary school, and they set me right back to that time every year when we decorate the tree.

  5. Anonymous says

    Where did you buy the floor wax and what kind? A lady I work with said dont buy the polyurathane for wood…. is this correct? I love these ornaments and cant wait to make them!

  6. says

    I bought mine @ Target, I am pretty sure you can get it at any store…Pledge sells floor wax in a blue container, I bought Bona.

  7. says

    i am definitely going to try this. I have some clear ornamental bulbs for around the last 10 years that I’ve said I would do something with and haven’t I’m going to do my in soft blues, into that since last holiday. thanks for showing how and sharing at Sunday’s Best. Now following you.

  8. says

    Hi Jessica, what a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. says

    What a cool idea! I never would’ve thought that you could use floor wax! Thanks for sharing this at What’s In The Gunny Sack.

  10. says

    Those came out so great! I wish I had more time this year to make my own holiday things because these would definitely be on the list! Maybe next year..

    Right now we’re linking up holiday projects at my blog if you wanted to join it would make my day :)

  11. says

    Hey that’s being a green blogger right?
    You recycled :)

    They are glittery. So I adore them!!!

  12. says

    I love them because you can make them in custom colours, to suit your décor! Thanks for the idea, I’m Pinning this!

  13. says

    Oh, I was totally going to do this last year! I bought a gazillion ornaments, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it from the inside… Bona wax. Brilliant! Thanks, girl!

  14. says

    Oh my goodness! Love them and I will try to make some. Who knew you could use floor wax! I have plenty, not using it on the floor ;)
    *pinned :)

  15. says

    These are great and look so easy! Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to share them at my Twirl & Take a Bow party, if you have time…
    House on the Way

  16. says

    AMAZING!! I am so excited to have glitter ornaments this Christmas :)

  17. says

    Super cute! I might have to make a ton of these for myself and for gifts!!

  18. says

    I love easy ornaments. I always buy 2 or 3 dozen of the DIY ornaments in the weeks after Christmas to jazz them up throughout the year. Here is another to add to my list. Thanks!

  19. says

    I love this soooooo much! What a clever girl! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making these!!!

  20. says

    These are absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing – I want to go make a thousand and, no, it is not too early for Christmas!

  21. says

    Thanks so much for linking up your ornaments to my party! Stop by tomorrow to see them featured. Grab a “House Featured” button too, if you like.
    House on the Way

  22. says

    Beautiful!! I loved your tutorial too. I have a whole pack of empty glass ornaments just like that, that I picked up for a coin or 2 at a tag sale. The ideas of what to do with them are building, and now THIS is in the running too! Nice job, Jessica. Enjoy your Christmas season. :)

  23. says

    Love these! I’m totally going to make some. You made it look so easy.

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  24. says

    Cute! Love the video, Jess! I love that it seriously takes less than a minute and a half to make one, and now you have the proof! :)

  25. says

    Love these! Now I know how to bling the box of clear ornaments I got at a Girl Scouts’ yard sale this summer (priced 25 cents, I paid $1).

  26. says

    You had me at glitter.

    I would have never guessed floor wax was the secret ingredient!

    Glad I found you through Savvy Southern Style.

  27. Anonymous says

    Great video Jessica!! Perfect tutorial!! Thanks for sharing you cute mom!

  28. says

    These are beautiful! I think I may need to stock up on some glass bulbs.

  29. says

    You are genius! I love this idea, here from POP party and pinning away :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  30. says

    This is a fab idea! Love the colors you chose too!

  31. says

    I love that you could totally customize your color scheme this way and not be limited to the colors of ornaments that happen to be selling any particular year. These are beautiful. Great job!

  32. says

    I got totally addicted to making glitter balls last year :-) I used a slightly different method, but the results are the same as yours – glittery & sparkly gorgeousness! Love the colours you used :-)

  33. says

    These are GORGEOUS! I am so, so, so excited to make these! I’ve never used glass balls before. Are they expensive and can I just find them at Michael’s or Joann? Would plastic balls work? Thanks! I am so looking forward to making these! :)

  34. says

    These are beautiful! How in the world did you think of floor wax? Thanks for sharing!

  35. Anonymous says

    Will Murphy’s Oil Soap work? I have tile floors, so need for floor wax and would have to travel afar to get it for this weekend project . . . . guest may bring “mop & glo” tomorrow . . . I see these ideas on internet, but would like to get more feedback

  36. says

    I was looking to make these exact ornaments when I received the Everyday Home blog and there they were!! The ornaments were easy to decorate and came out Beautiful! No mess or fuss. Thank you for helping my Christmas tree look more fantastic this year — I told many ladies about making your ornaments and they were impressed! Thank you :-) Liz

  37. says

    I was looking to make these exact ornaments when I received the Everyday Home blog and there they were!! The ornaments were easy to decorate and came out Beautiful! No mess or fuss. Thank you for helping my Christmas tree look more fantastic this year — I told many ladies about making your ornaments and they were impressed! Thank you :-) Liz

  38. says

    Just stumbling across this post now… How cute! Glitter seems to get EVERYWHERE with crafts over the holidays and you spend the next year finding it ha! I love how all of the glitter is inside for this craft. Might have to give it a try! : )

  39. Mary-Lauren says

    WIll this work for shatterproof or plastic ornaments?

  40. Madonna says

    These are beautiful great project to do with my 3yr old daughter. Can i use the plastic ornaments instead of glass?

    • says

      Yes ma’am! The plastic ones work just as well! Good luck!!!

  41. nancy says

    I am sooo glad I came across this post! I have been trying to make these for the past 3 Christmas’. It seems like every year I buy the wrong kind of liquid to use in the ornaments. I went to Lowes yesterday to buy the Bona, but I don’t know which ones to buy. Could you tell me EXACTLY which one to buy? I can’t wait to get started on them! Thank you for the detailed video, I am a visual learner so it is just what I need.

    Thank you!

  42. Kim H says

    I can’t find liquid floor wax, only in solid form. Is floor polish (what I can find made by Bona) the same thing? Do you need to let it dry out for a few days like glue or paint or does it harden and ready to go in a few minutes? Thanks!

    • says

      The floor polish is perfect, and you don’t want to wait for it to dry…use immediately! You are going to love them! ~Jess

  43. says

    Wow, these are gorgeous!! I’m definitely adding them to my list of ornaments to make (if I can muster the creativity after these 12 days!).

  44. Cookie17 says

    Another good one Jessica,great job as allways’…


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