For the first nine years of our marriage, The Husband and I decorated our Christmas Tree the exact same way every year: red and white with a smattering of personal ornaments. It was really a reflection of the colors we chose for our wedding and what
we I really liked in 2003. We celebrated 10 years of marriage last year so I decided that it was finally time to update our holiday decor. I think we totally got our money’s worth out of the Target clearance ornaments we’d been rocking, so it was totally okay to splurge on some brand spankin’ new Walmart ones. We live on the edge here people!
Our tree now reflects what
we I am really into right now: gold, silver, white, and all things glittery. Because we do have a limited amount of money we can spend to make our tree fabulous (hello –three kids!), I’ve taken it upon myself to craft up a few special ornaments to make the tree stand out. One of my favorites are the easy and fast glitter ornaments!
low-temp hot glue gun
glue gun sticks
1. Start by making sure that the ornament is clean and dry.
2. Squirt a small amount of the Glitter-It! adhesive into the ornament and swirl it around to cover the entire inside. Try not to get very many bubbles in the adhesive as you’re pouring it in. Pour any excess out.
3. Carefully pour the glitter into the ornament and swirl around as well to cover the inside. Pour out any excess glitter.
Remember how I said to watch out for those bubbles? This is what happens if you have too many. Not my fave.
4. Wrap the twine around the top part of the ornament. Secure in place with the hot glue. Also use the twine to hang the ornament with. Tie the ribbon around the top portion and secure with hot glue.
5. Hang the ornament on your tree and enjoy!
Because The Husband has such an aversion to glitter, this is one of the few ways I can incorporate the sparkly stuff into our decor with him breaking out into hives. Also, because this was seriously easy to create, I can mass produce these bad boys. Awesome!
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