Learn how to make glitter ornaments with wood slices. Easy Christmas ornament craft to add sparkle to your Christmas tree.
I have been making glitter ornaments using wood slices for a few years and just realized I never shared with you how I make them.
You can see one of my favorite wood slice glitter ornaments among my deer wood slice ornaments. It’s a red glitter ornament with a black and white buffalo check deer in the center.
To make the glitter ornaments, I use the same technique as the glitter gift tags I shared a while ago.
How to make glitter ornaments
- Wood slices
- Wax paper
- Mod Podge
- Drill or drill press
- Paint brush
- Wire cutters
- Pencil or chop stick
Step 1: Choose the wood slices you would like to use.
Step 2: Drill holes on the top of the wood slices.
Step 3: Apply Mod Podge on the wood slices.
Step 4: While the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle glitter on the wood slices.
Step 5: Allow to dry for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Step 6: Remove the loose glitter.
Step 7: (Optional) If there are sections on the wood slices that do not have glitter, apply more Mod Podge and glitter in those sections.
It is normal to have some glitter come off as you apply more mod podge, it’s because the mod podge you applying previously isn’t quite down drying yet or it was dry by the time the glitter was applied over it. Just apply more mod podge and glitter in those areas.
Allow to dry for 1 hour.
Step 8: Remove loose glitter.
Step 9: Apply a top coat of Mod Podge over all the glitter.
It is normal for some of the glitter to move as you apply, just make sure to apply glitter in those areas.
Step 10: Allow to dry overnight.
You’ll notice that once the Mod Podge top coat has completely dried, the glitter will no longer flake off. The glitter will be sealed into place thanks to the top coat.
Step 11: Cut pieces of wire.
Step 12: Insert wire in the drill hole (use the hole in the back of wood slices as a guide), twist the wire and wrap the ends around a pencil to make them curly.
And voilà the glitter ornaments are finished!
DIY Glitter Ornaments
Aren’t the glitter ornaments fun?
I love how easy they are to make and that you can choose whatever glitter color you want. Such an easy way to add sparkle to your Christmas tree.
If you want more Christmas ideas, make sure to check out my DIY Christmas section.
Have a wonderful day!