Friday, November 15, 2013

Pintester - HO HO HO edition - Christmas ornaments

I found myself with a little time to do some Pinterest crafts and of course Pintester has a challenge for us! BTW - if you have not read Pintester's blog or watched her must do so NOW! Here is a link for you:

So, I decided that one ornament was not enough and I must have three different ornaments to complete. Yes, I was an overachiever, especially when I found out I also had to make 14 cheer bows on the same day. The men were happy I was occupied elsewhere so they could watch college basketball.

Here are the Pinterest pins I decided to take on:

The first thing I did was gather the supplies to make three different kinds of ornaments
We have glass ornaments, crayons, pom poms, glitter, mop & glo and a hair dryer
You were supposed to use Future instead of Mop & Glo, but in true Pintester fashion I improvised.
The first ornament we tried was glitter ornament
The first thing you want to do is add the Mop & Glo to the inside of the ornament and swirl it around.

Then you just let the extra drain out. As you can see this is a very kid friendly craft.
The next step is to add your glitter. I am very happy to report I made two of these ornaments and did not have a dining room filled with glitter afterwards. (SCORE!)
Swirl the glitter around and it will cover the everywhere the floor cleaner was on the inside of the ornament. After that you empty out the extra glitter and put the top back on and you are done!
My lovely daughter Lindsay models
The next ornament is a little bit trickier and I will warn you right now...get out the gloves! Those glass ornaments get freaking hot! The first thing we did was take the paper off of the crayons, we used Crayola brand because I had read several reviews that they seemed to work the best.

Next you chop them up in little pieces and add them to the inside of the ornament

And then you heat - with gloves!

As you heat the crayon and it starts to melt start turning the ornament to coat.
Finished project
We also did a blue and green one that kind of turned out looking somewhat like the earth
The third ornament we did was the easiest one yet! My daughter chose this one because it looked super easy and it really was the easiest thing ever. We purchased some glittery pom poms and stuffed them in there. It doesn't get easier than that! But it did inspire me to make some ornaments for the cheerleaders. I am going to put red, white and black pom poms in ornaments and add a megaphone charm and bow to the top for a sweet gift for each cheerleader.

Here is a picture of our finished projects - not a very good one since I had handed off my camera to my 10 year old son.


  1. Yay glitter! They turned out lovely and I really need to find some of those clear glass ornaments!

  2. I really may have to get some of these glass ornaments to try the crayon planets ornaments (that's what I am calling them, because that is what they look like). I got some plastic ones and I don't think they will work, but yours came out great!

    1. I would not recommend the plastic ornaments. The glass ones get really hot. I found my bulbs at Joann Fabrics for $9.99 but I was at Hobby Lobby last week and they had a much larger selection at lower prices. And I agree that they look like planets. They remind me of some of my son's Star Wars Lego planets that he has. Which makes me think I should so how come up with a Death Star ornament!

  3. I did those glitter ornaments a few years ago, but I bought special glue! How did you figure out the mop and glo thing? And is it like glue? Does it stay stuck?

    1. I saw a pin that said to use Future. However, the store I was at - Dollar General - didn't have Future, so I used their brand of Mop & Glo which was $2 for a huge bottle. It has been several days and the glitter ornaments are still perfect. I would like to use Future though because it is thicker than the Mop & Glo. To be honest I though buying that kind was going to create a fail, but it seemed to work just fine.

  4. These are great! I made similar ones years ago by watering down some acrylic paint and pouring it in. I also managed to make a few with photos in them - that was a bit more challenging.

  5. How cool! Love em, and love the glove idea for the crayon ornaments. Looks like it worked well!