Glitter can transform plain glass ornaments, nuts, and pinecones into stunning holiday decorations that bring some winter shimmer indoors. Use fine-grain silver and gold glitter, and obtain different shades by mixing in other vibrant colors to reach the desired effect. Thinned-down water-soluble craft glue works well on the myriad surfaces to be transformed. (Too much glitter can seem overwhelming, so it's best to use it sparingly.)
Glittered-glass ornaments will look beautiful on your tree or hanging from your mantel. Look for old ornaments at flea markets and tag sales, and try using unexpected shapes, not just spheres. Glittered nuts look lovely in a glass fruit compote. Adhere just a little glitter to a pair of sugar pinecones, so that it looks like freshly fallen snow. Using a silvery metallic ribbon, make the pinecones into a tassel you can hang on your door.
To store ornaments, wrap them individually in acid-free tissue paper and pack them into sturdy containers with dividers. These can be found at discount and housewares stores during the Christmas season. Store boxes of ornaments in a dry place. Keep them away from the attic or the basement, where temperature and humidity tend to fluctuate too much.