I have been trying to figure out some cool ornaments to make this year that won't take me forever and a day to complete. I saw part of this idea on Pinterest... controlled glitter ornaments. Ha!
The example the girl used was to use floor wax and glitter... you pour floor wax in the ornament, pour out excess, and then pour in glitter and shake, shake, shake. Well... I don't have floor wax and I wasn't going to buy a bottle of it for an ornament experiment. I guess I'm cheap or lazy, because it meant I would have to go to the store. I have 1/2 day off work and I'm in my PJs... so, I thought... I have GOT to have SOMETHING that would work.
This is what I did.
Doodlebug Sugar Coating
Sakura Glaze Pens
plain glass ornament from Hobby Lobby
1. Take the ornament hanger out... slowly and carefully. I have had the wire spring and break the ornament or worse, chip the edge and then it's usable yet dangerous!! Speaking from someone that has cut her finger on ornament, trust me.. I know!
2. Squirt/pour in Crystal Lacquer. I would say about a tablespoon? It depends on the size of your ornament. Enough that when you move it around it coats the entire inside of the ornament... or not, if that is what you are going for.
3. Pour out excess Crystal Lacquer (This takes a little patience, because it's thick)
4. Pour in glitter. Seriously, I used 2 or 2 1/2 jars of Doodlebug Sugar Coating. So, be prepared... lots of glitter. But, you don't need to pour it all in at once... little bit, shake, little bit more, shake, little bit more, shake.. you get the routine. Then when you are almost fully covered, I mean the ornament is almost fully covered... take your thumb and put it over the opening and shake it real good and proper.
5. I used a heat gun to start the drying process, because the Crystal Lacquer was tending to drag the glitter down and that wasn't cool with me. So, basically point the heat gun at the opening in the ornament and heat it up and rotate it... be careful not to burn yourself or bust the ornament.
Now, you can let it dry or you can be impatient like me... put the ornament hanger back on, clean the outside of the ornament from your filthy, oily fingerprints.
Break out the Glaze pens. These are so cool. You can write on glass!!!! Well, any non pourous surface, actually. Sakura sent me 2 sets of these pens a few weeks ago and they are so cool. Did I mention that? Well, they are!!
Start with black and draw your image or whatever.
Fill in with the color.
Tah dah! Done. I love my glittery, sparkly, stained glass ornament. Although, it may end up being a gift. No worries... I'm going to make more.
What do you think? Something you will try?