Beautifully bright red, this small shatterproof berry looks beautifully ripe—a prime pick for the Christmas tree.

glitter spun cotton strawberries ornament

We've got just the thing for a starter tree: a box of handmade ornaments so delectable, they'll conjure visions of sugarplums. And because they're crafted from shatterproof spun cotton—coated in craft paint, then glitter—you can gift a full set knowing they'll stand the test of time (and pets, and toddlers).

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Ornaments.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Paint strawberry with craft paint; let dry. Apply craft glue with a paintbrush, then sprinkle with bright-red glitter; let dry.

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Step 2

Apply little dots of craft glue all over strawberry, then apply black glitter to glue dots with finger. Let dry.

Step 3

Cut out a four-pointed star shape from green paper. Affix to top of strawberry with hot glue.

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Step 4

Poke hole in strawberry through center of green paper with wire. Remove wire, apply a spot of craft glue to end, reinsert, and let dry.

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