Create these festive DIY glitter ornaments using glitter and Mop & Glo! These ornaments don’t make a mess because the glitter is inside!
I love fun, glittery decorations for Christmas. But I don’t love the mess that it tends to leave behind. It feels like the glitter sticks around all year round. A few years ago, I found a tutorial on Greenbean’s Crafterole for no-mess glitter ornaments. They used floor cleaner to create their ornaments! I decided to make my own using Mop & Glo.
There are a lot of mess-free elements to these DIY glitter ornaments. First, there is no messy glue involved. The Mop & Glo has a handy little squirt spout that goes directly into the ornament. Then, simply unscrew the cap and let any excess cleaner flow back into the bottle. Second, the glitter is contained inside the ornament. That means it won’t fall off over time and get all over everything.
Supplies for Glitter Ornaments
- Clear ball ornaments
- Mop & Glo
- Various colors of glitter
- A funnel, or paper to create your own funnel
How to Create DIY Glass Ornaments
First, fill the ball ornament about 1/4 of the way with Mop & Glo. Gently swirl the ornament around to coat the inside evenly with cleaner.
Then, remove the cap from the Mop & Glo bottle and let the leftover cleaner inside the ornament drain into the bottle. This way there is no mess and you aren’t wasting cleaning products. As the ornament drains, rotate it so that the top of the ornament is also coated in cleaner.
Allow all of the Mop & Glo to drain out before adding glitter to the ornament. Otherwise, the glitter will just float inside the ornament rather than sticking to the sides.
Next, use a funnel to add the glitter to the inside of the ornament. If you don’t have a funnel, you can make one using a piece of paper. Simply roll the paper into a cone and tape the end so it sticks. Then, cut a small opening at the end of the cone. The opening should be small enough to fit inside the top of the ornament.
Pour the glitter into the funnel until the ornament is about halfway full. Then, shake the glitter all around. Keep shaking until the entire inside of the ball is covered. Once the ornament is completely coated, dump out the excess glitter. I used my funnel to pour the excess glitter back into the container. No need to waste the glitter!
One of the other great things about these ornaments is the color possibilities are practically endless! Glitter is affordable and comes in just about any color. These DIY glitter ornaments match any color scheme or decor. Try combining glitter colors for a fun multicolored ornament.
I used this technique and added a few vinyl stickers to create my fun Marvel Christmas ornaments!
More Christmas Ornament Crafts
- Wedding Invitation Ornaments
- DIY Marvel Christmas Ornaments
- Felt Penguin Ornaments
- Heart Ornaments
- Chalkboard Ornaments
This post was originally published on December 16, 2011, and updated on October 29, 2021.
I love love love those ornaments! They are so cute! I definitely have to try this next year! 🙂
Balls hahaha never gets old 🙂
Glad I’m not the only one! 🙂
Those are really lovely!!
Wow! How great! I really love those ornaments! They turned out soooo nice!
I love these! So pretty! I will be adding this to my Christmas Inspiration folder for next year!
These look so easy, and they look fabulous! Thanks for sharing =) Next year I am so doing this!
These are adorable! I saw them on Pinterest but was nervous to try them. Glad to see they work (for some reason, I didn’t think the glitter would stay on). I just posted about all the ornaments we’ve DIY’ed the last two years (you can read it here!)
Is Mop&Glo sticky?
I guess so because that glitter has stayed for weeks now!
Oh this would be so fun to do with my kids! Messy but fun!
These are so cute! They’d be a perfect craft with the kids.
These are awesome!! My husband absolutely loathes glitter because it really does get on everything. Of course like 90% of our Christmas ornaments have glitter on them and he spends half of our tree decorating day just hissing as he’s putting them up haha! I’d love to replace them with these in the future so he can enjoy decorating a little more 🙂
This is such a cute and easy DIY! I love how they turned out!