I love glitter but hate the mess. I also hate the outrageous price tags of glittered ornaments in the store. And the glitter still gets everywhere! But I want pretty glitter ornaments to go on my fake white Christmas tree with the multicolored lights! So while cruising the net for Christmas ornaments I could do with my son I came across this video. If you do a search on youtube for glitter ornaments you'll find several that use the same technique but with different mediums you can use to get the glitter to stick. So first thing you need is a glass ornament. Any size, any shape. It just has to have an opening to get the glitter on the inside. Goes without saying, right? Next you'll need something to get the glitter to stick. I used Pledge with future shine but I've seen good results with Beacon Glitter It. It was easier for me to find the Pledge than the Glitter It. You'll also need some ultra fine glitter. Martha Stewart glitters for me (love the colors!) but any fine glitter will work. If you have older children who insist on doing it all by themselves I'd get the cheapest I could find so it wouldn't be a big deal if more ended up in the trash than in the ornament. Also gather a piece of scrap paper to catch extra glitter. A baby wipe and/or paper towel may come in handy as well.
Here we go. Add some Pledge (or sticky of choice) to your ornament and swirl it around coating the inside. Don't forget to get the neck. Pour out any extra, recycle it or discard. Pour a good amount of glitter into the ornament. Don't worry about using too much, all the extra that doesn't stick will come out and can be recycled. Swirl the glitter around the ornament until the inside is coated adding more if needed and remembering to get the neck. Dump out extra glitter, recap the ornament, and voila you have an ornament ready for the tree. Want to go further? Add ribbon and bow. More? Cut shapes out of contact paper or vinyl and adhere. Go crazy or stick with the minimal, they're beautiful either way.