Saturday, 8 December 2012

Glitter Ball Decorations


Christmas is just around the corner and I'm finally getting onto some Christmas crafts with the kids...finally!!!

This project is so easy and simple to do with children, as long as you don't mind glitter everywhere.

What you need:

Glue ( I would have used hot glue, but gluesticks were no-where to be found)
glitter and cheap plain balls

 The kids chose to write their names on their decorations. 
So I wrote their names with glue and they poured the glitter over.

Let dry for a few minutes and gently tap the glitter off. 

 I found this worked better on a mat surface than a reflective one
Once the glue has dried completely, give the decorations another few taps to get any extra glitter off. 
Then they are ready to hang.
 I love how pretty and Christmassy they look now


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44 comments:

  1. there gorgeous Nat, I love anything with glitter!!! I think hot glue would have been harder any way :)

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    1. Thanks Mel, I need to find a finer glitter tho - then it would have looked cuter I think

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  2. Hi Natalie, at our local shopping centre they are selling something similar to this (I think they are bigger baubles) and they are selling them for $22. I bet you guys made yours a lot cheaper. I like yours they are Christmasy. Megan xxx

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    1. Thanks Megs - I have to admit, it was stressful all that glitter with little ones around!

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  3. Natalie! Those are gorgeous! That gold on green is stunning! Still don't have my tree decorated!!

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  4. These are so pretty and so much fun for the kids to help with. I remember making glitter ornaments with my mom and feeling all proud when I put my name on one!

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    1. The kids are very proud of their special ornaments Sherry xxx

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  5. What fun decorations!!! I am thinking we will have to make these. super cute and fun!

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    1. They are fun Heather and so so easy to make xxx

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    1. Thanks Lori - I have to admit - not a huge fan of glitter - but I figured its Christmas...

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  7. You know that I truly believe EVERYTHING is better with glitter!

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  8. these are adorable! my kids love glittering anything so i know they would love this!

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  9. Oh yes! I will be doing this with my grandkids! I have a slew of regular ornaments that this will work perfectly with. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, I love how yours turned out!
    Saw you sharing at The Space Between's A Crafty Christmas.
    Debbie :)

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    1. Thanks Debbie - so glad you'll be doing this - such an easy little craft xx Nat

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  10. Neat idea! Love it! Very pretty and very unique!

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  11. What a great idea to spruce up your old ornaments.. or dollar tree ones!

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  12. The ornaments are very pretty! Love the color and the simplicity of the project.

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  13. These are lovely and very festive! Great job! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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  14. A lovely simple craft Natalie! A friend just gave us some baubles like this - I might try this with my girls next week!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. Looks like a fun glittery project to do with kids!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  16. This is a fantastic craft project, I am saving this for next year. I have a fantastic idea for my mini tree for next year.

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  17. I love this idea ~ it is so simple and I am definitely doing this next week with Reagan ~ she'll be a little better about playing in glitter :)

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection. Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  18. What an easy, fun way to spruce up the plain ornaments!

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  19. Natalie, these are my FAVORITE this week!! You are a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Featuring you: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/12/10-clever-colorful-christmas-projects.html
    Feel free to stop on by for your feature button :)

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina

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  20. I love the colors of these Christmas balls!!! LOVE IT!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at last week's Humble Brag. This week, The Better Half, along with a bunch of other awesome bloggers are hosting a link party to support the Sandy Hook area - $1 will be donated for every project linked up. Its up and running now. Hope to see you there!

    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/special-link-party-supporting-sandy-hook/

    Last week's features will be posted Friday morning along with the ad space winner.

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  21. Hi there! Stopping by to let you know that I featured this on Weekend Wonders tonight! Come by and grab a feature button if you'd like..

    You can find it here: http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com/2012/12/weekend-wonders-20-and-features.html#.UNPKhG_BFPI

    Thanks for linking up on Weekend Wonders and Happy Holidays to you!

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  22. super cute idea! Thanks for Linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays. Just stopped by to let you know that this is being featured in my Christmas roundup...Its a big party, so make sure to stop by tomorrow morning when the link goes live!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/12/25-amazing-things-to-make-eat-bake.html

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