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How to make Glitter Ornaments with Wood Slices

Learn how to make glitter ornaments with wood slices. Easy Christmas ornament craft to add sparkle to your Christmas tree.

Wood slice glitter ornaments.

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.

Red wood slice ornaments.

How to make glitter ornaments


  • Wood slices
  • Wax paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Wire


  • Drill or drill press
  • Paint brush
  • Wire cutters
  • Pencil or chop stick
Supplies to make glitter ornaments. Mod Podge, paint brush, red and gold glitter, wood slices, wax paper, wire, and wire cutters.


Step 1: Choose the wood slices you would like to use.

Wood slices.

Step 2: Drill holes on the top of the wood slices.

Wood slices with drilled holes at the top.

Step 3: Apply Mod Podge on the wood slices.

Wood slices on a piece of wax paper with paint brush and mod podge.
Applying Mod Podge on a wood slice with a paint brush.
Wood slices with Mod Podge on them.

Step 4: While the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle glitter on the wood slices. 

Wood slices with a bottle of red glitter.

Step 5: Allow to dry for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Wood slices covered with red glitter on wax paper.

Step 6: Remove the loose glitter.

Removing extra glitter from wood slices.

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.

Applying more Mod Podge in areas lacking red glitter.
Wood slices covered in red glitter.

Step 8: Remove loose glitter.

Removing extra glitter.
Glitter ornaments with extra glitter removed.

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.

Applying Mod Podge top coat over the glitter.
Top coat on one glitter ornament and no top coat on the other ornament.
Top coat on both ornaments.

Step 10: Allow to dry overnight.

Top coat on glitter dried.

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.

Wire and wire cutters.
Pieces of wire cut to size.

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.

Inserting wire through the drill hole in the wood slice.
Center the ornament in the middle of the wire.
Twisting the wire together.
Wire twist.
Pencil placed behind the wire.
Wraping the wire around the pencil.
The ends of the wire are curled.

And voilà the glitter ornaments are finished!

DIY Glitter Ornaments

Wood slice glitter ornaments.
Glitter ornaments.
Red and gold ornaments.
Red wood slice ornaments.
Red and gold glitter ornaments.
Red glitter wood slice ornaments.
Red glitter ornaments.
Red and gold 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!



Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

These are lovely, SO sparkly. When I first saw the photo I actually thought they were much much smaller and were sparkly earrings, then I looked closely and realised they are ornaments! They would be pretty heavy on your ears right?!! :-D

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