Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament

Make a glittery ornament to shimmer on your tree this year. Thank you to Elmer’s Products for sponsoring today’s crafty Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament.¬†

Each year, I buy my kids a Christmas ornament that reflects their interests for the year. This has been one of my daughter’s favorite traditions. She likes pulling her ornament box out each year and reminiscing.

“Oh, look!” she’ll exclaim. “That was the year I liked Dora!”

Or Minnie Mouse. Or the Abominable Snowman. Decorating her tree is a fun afternoon of memories and giggles.

I’ve decided to continue this tradition with the triplets. One of my boys is obsessed with bears. He wears bear shirts. He sleeps with two stuffed bears. He has asked for a bear for Christmas (not real, I hope!). When I saw a blank wood bear ornament at a local craft store last week, I wanted to make it just for him.

 

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

 

I’m using a bear ornament, but this technique will work on any plain ornament that you may find.

Supplies:

  • Elmer’s X-TREME School Glue
  • Plain wood ornament
  • Several small craft paintbrushes
  • Assorted acrylic paint colors
  • Newspaper to protect work space
  • Glitter

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

 

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

 

Paint the ornament with the acrylic paint. Let it dry completely.

If the ornament is double sided, go ahead and paint the other side, as well.

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

 

Using a small paintbrush, “paint” a coat of Elmer’s X-TREME School Glue on the section of the ornament that you want to glitter. In my case, it is the bear itself.

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

 

Use your fingers to sprinkle the glitter on the glue, pressing down the glitter into the glue as you go. I use my fingers rather than shaking it from the bottle so that I can control where the glitter goes.

If glittering both sides, let one side dry completely before applying glitter to the other side.

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

Once dried, gently shake the ornament over a trash can or newspaper to release and loose glitter specs. I also used a small straight pin to remove the glue and glitter from the open lines in the bear.

Make a Bear Glitter Christmas Ornament with paint, glitter, and glue. AD

 

Other ideas: Use glitter and glue to create a sparkly monogram on a blank ornament or to make glittery stripes on a wood ball ornament!

Comments

  1. says

    I love this idea! We collect ornaments from vacations and other family traditions and love to tell their stories as we decorate the tree. It’s a tradition my Mom started with us, and I’ve continued with my boys.

  2. says

    I did not know about the X-treme Glue! I think we need to pick some up. My kids are always crafting and looking for glue that really holds things together.

  3. says

    This has got to be the cutest Christmas tradition ever! I think I might try doing this too – an ornament for a memory! How much more special it would be – especially hand crafted beauties like the bear! :)

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