Applying glitter is a great way to revive ordinary colored ball ornaments you already own. All you need is glue, along with glitter, and a little imagination to create any design you like. You can also personalize an ornament by writing someone's name on the side. Use the nozzle of the glue bottle to write the name, then apply glitter. Date the other side using the same method, and you've created a holiday keepsake.
You will need
- Cookie sheet
- Kitchen aluminum foil
- 3 inch diameter pink glass ball ornament with removable metal cap
- 6 inch spqare styrofoam block
- Drinking straw
- High tack white glue
- Micro glitter in coordinating color
1 Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Remove cap from glass ball and set aside.
2 To facilitate decorating, place styrofoam block on cookie sheet and stick straw in center. Insert cap end of glass ball on straw.
3 Make swirl design or other desired design on surface of ball with nozzle of glue bottle.
4 Sprinkle glitter over glued are. Let dry completely. Shake off excess glitter. Replace cap.
Excerpted from Instant Gratification: Ornaments by Genevieve A. Sterbenz. Copyright 2004 by Chronicle Books. Excerpted with permission by Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.