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Project

Glittered Bear Ornaments

Give your Christmas tree extra sparkle with these critter creations from Hannah Milman, Martha Stewart Living crafts director.

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Materials

  • Craft brush
  • White glue
  • Wooden bears
  • Glittering tray
  • Tinsel glitter
  • Skewer or toothpick
  • Plastic squeeze bottle with fine tip
  • Ornament hooks

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using a paintbrush, apply white glue to one side of wooden bear.

  2. Step 2

    Place bear in glittering tray, glue side up, and shake tinsel glitter on to glue until completely covered. Let dry, about 15-20 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Once dry, shake off excess glitter and repeat glittering process on other side of bear.

  4. Step 4

    Once both sides of bear are glittered and dry, wipe along the edge to remove any excess glitter. Use a skewer or toothpick to clean in tighter areas, if needed.

  5. Step 5

    Using a plastic squeeze bottle fitted with a fine tip, apply glue along the edges of the bear, working in sections, gluing and glittering as you go.

  6. Step 6

    Once glue is completely dry, attach ornament hook to bear and hang on your tree!

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011

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Reviews (2)

  • StefPQ 16 Dec, 2011

    I bought the bears from the link on the MS site - sent me to ebay, bought 9 bears in 3 different sizes for $4.95. It is the same Lindahl bears she used on the show. I went to Michael's first thinking they might be there. Wish I had checked here first. So much easier!

  • InsightArtistry 7 Dec, 2011

    Just wanted to pass this on,
    To contact Lindahl Woodcrafts directly you can email them at llindahl@cableusa.com

    There wood cut outs are fantastic!