Do you stay away from glitter at all costs? But you’re torn because you love the sparkle, but can’t stand the mess? What if I told you that you could have the best of both worlds? The sparkle, without the mess? You know how much we love ornaments around here. So I’m happy to introduce Glitter Ornaments with Sand Art
I generally have an aversion to glitter; however, this project keeps it contained and fun! I think the last time we used glitter was on the Torn Paper Snow Globes.
This ornament is what I call a “Happy Accident”.
My youngest LOVES making Sand Art. The pouring, color mixing, and the simpleness of it all! We’ve had great success with making our own colored sand and together, we figured out the secret to not spilling the final product.
For this ornament, I accidentally included a container of my fine crafting glitter. He got started and said, “I want to use some of the sparkly stuff too!” Who would have thought to add glitter for sand art!
Such a simple, sparkly mix to make a fabulous ornament !
By the way, if I’d been in control of it I would have made it green, red, and silver…. but alas, we ended up with an orange, blue and silver Christmas ornament.
Glitter Ornaments with Sand Art
- Clear plastic ornament (purchased at Michaels)
- Colored Sand (or make your own)
- Craft Glue
- Glitter (we used ultra fine, but really any will work)
- Little funnel or cone shaped index card
- OR purchase your own sand art kit.
- Mix the glitter in with your colored sand.
- Add the layers of sand to the glass or plastic ornament using a small funnel.
- Seal with this trick!
Glitter Ornament Tips:
- We set our bulb shaped ornament in a measuring cup to keep it upright.
- We still used our glue trick at the end, but ended up having to add some E6000 industrial strength glue because it was so heavy.