diy glitter ornaments {a tutorial}

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I can’t say enough good things about these glitter ornaments. They are great for neighbor/teacher gifts, gift toppers, or to sell at holiday craft fairs! I chose gold glitter, but you could have so much fun choosing different colors (and even mixing different colors on the same ornament)!

Mod Podge Gloss
Clear Glass Ornaments
Glitter (I used gold extra fine glitter)
Round Foam Brush and/or Paintbrush

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Step 1: First, you’ll want to take your Mod Podge, pour a little bit onto a piece of parchment paper or foil, and create your design on your ornament. I did simple dots, as well as free-form lines. Just don’t let this step take too long–Mod Podge dries fast!

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Step 2: Gently sprinkle your glitter all over the mod podged parts of your ornament. Let dry.

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Step 3: Once dry, use a dry foam brush to gently remove the excess glitter. You may have to go back and touch up some spots (I know I did!) Once completely dry, tie a pretty piece of twine or ribbon on end (if desired), and then make about a hundred more–these are so fun to create and gift, it’s hard to stop at just a few :)

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Have a lovely day!

Glittered Place Cards {a tutorial}

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Want to know a secret about me? I love, love, love browsing in craft stores–there’s always so much goodness to be found and I could browse for hours. While doing the aforementioned browsing the other day, some plain chalkboard and cork tags caught my eye. I knew that I could combine them with glitter and mod podge and make something amazing!

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Mod Podge
Tags of Any Shape
Twine for Hanging
Spouncer or Foam Brush

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Step 1: Tape off an area on your shape that you want to add glitter to. You can tape off a section (gives the shape a “dipped” look), add a stripe, or experiment with other ways. Use your spouncer to apply Mod Podge to your taped-off section.

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Step 2: Apply glitter to the Mod Podged area. For lighter colors (especially on the darker chalkboard), you may want to apply two coats (letting each coat dry fully before applying the second).

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Remove the tape and let dry.

The crafting possibilities here are endless. I love these tags for placecards, but I also think they’ll have home in my holiday gift wrap this year.

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So tell me, what’s your favorite way to decoupage with glitter? I’d love to know!

glittered paper straw flags {a tutorial}

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These kraft paper straw flags were a quick craft fix that I came up with right before hosting a small get together the other month. They added a fun and personalized touch that everyone loved!

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And they were so, so simple to put together! Let me walk you through the how-to…


Kraft Paper Flags (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Paper Straws (this set is from Target!)
Mod Podge
Glitter or Other Embellishments

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Step 1: Make or purchase your kraft straw flags. These are really simple to make if you decide to do-it-yourself: just cut 1/2″ x 2″ strip of kraft paper, cut one end to make a flag, and use an x-acto to make two slits near the top to slide your straw through.

Step 2: Now that you have your kraft flags, it’s time to start embellishing! I used a pencil eraser to create dots, stripes and write out initials with my Mod Podge…

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I also dipped the ends of the flags into Mod Podge and glittered for a different effect…

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When you’re done, just let your flags dry, and insert your straws through them…

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Like the garlands in the photos? You can find the tutorial for the watercolor dot garland here! Thanks for reading!