If you're anything like me, you have boxes of clear glass ornaments laying around your craft room all year long. I mean, who can resist those after Christmas clearance sales where you can grab a box for only $2? And, if you are like me, you allow them to pile up year after year and never really do anything with them. Common, you can admit it!
This year, I decided to take a stand and make something with at least a few of the boxes in my ever-growing collection. Enter this post from the Ornament Girl, which I came across while perusing the blogosphere. Lovely glitter ornaments that take only three items and practically no time to create. Sign me up please!
To make these sparkling spheres of joy, you will need clear glass ornaments, glitter and Future Floor Wax. I certainly had the glitter (I used Martha Stewart brand) and ornaments handy, and lucky for me, we just happened to have Future Floor Wax sitting around from Nate's aircraft modeling days. It seems Future Floor Wax has multiple uses in the craft and hobby world. But, what I'm really wondering is, do people really even use this stuff to clean floors? Just curious.
Creating the ornaments is really quite simple. First, remove the top, carefully squirt in a little floor wax, and swirl it around until the entire interior is covered. Pour the excess back into the bottle. Next,pour in the glitter, swirl it around and pour out the excess. Lastly, let the ornament dry and replace the top. That's it! So quick and easy! If you'd like to see detailed photos of the process, see this post on the Ornament Girl's Blog.
Not only are these glittery globes absolutely beautiful, they are also the least messy glitter ornament I've encountered, because the glittery mess is contained on the INSIDE of the ornament. Pure genius, I tell you. I will certainly be hitting up the post holiday sales at my local craft stores in search of a few more $2 boxes of clear glass ornaments to make more of these for next season!