Create these festive DIY glitter ornaments using glitter and Mop & Glo! These ornaments don’t make a mess because the glitter is inside!
This post was originally published on December 16, 2011, and updated on October 29, 2021.
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.