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Glittered Spun-Cotton Strawberry Ornament

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

glitter spun cotton strawberries ornament

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2018

Introduction

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.

materials

  • 2 paintbrushes

  • Bright red craft paint

  • Craft glue

  • Bright red and black glitter

  • Green paper

  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

  • Craft scissors

  • Gold-filled wire, for hanging (Fire Mountain Gems 12-karat-gold-filled wire, $6.50 for 5 ft., firemountaingems.com.)

steps

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

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

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

  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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