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Noah's Ark Ornaments

These charming ornaments are a wonderful addition to any Christmas tree and make a lovely Handmade Holiday gift.


  • Wooden animal and ark cutouts
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Drill with 1/8-inch drill bit
  • Push-pin
  • 18-pack glitter
  • Plastic spoon
  • Paper plates
  • White craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • 26-gauge green floral wire
  • Ark glittering template


  1. Step 1

    Lightly sand surface of wood cutout with fine sandpaper to remove any coatings or oils that may interfere with the glue.

  2. Step 2

    Drill the hole for hanging using a 1/8-inch drill bit. To find the correct hole placement, ensuring that the ornament hangs straight, test the balance with a push-pin before drilling the hole.

  3. Step 3

    Mix glitter colors according to key below. Apply white craft glue to one side and edges of wood cutouts with a brush. Apply glitter with a plastic spoon, working over a paper plate for each color to save glitter. Gently shake off glitter and set aside to dry.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat glitter process for other side of animal ornament.

  5. Step 5

    Repeat for all animal shapes. Follow the glittering template to glitter the different areas of the ark.

  6. Step 6

    String 26-gauge green floral wire through the ornament hole. Twist wire onto branch of tree to hang.

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008

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