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Glittered Ornaments

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011


Glitter is artist Kari Tarr's favorite medium; here, she shares a shimmering ornament craft for your holiday tree.

Resources: Glitter kit and glitter glue available from Martha Stewart Crafts. Triple-thick crystal clear enamel spray available from The Home Depot. All other tools and materials available from your local crafts or art-supply store. Kari's glittered crafts are available for purchase at her Etsy shop, TheGlitteredSquirrel.


  • Round glass or shatterproof ornament

  • 1/4-inch masking tape

  • Glitter

  • Glittering glue or white glue

  • Fine art paintbrushes

  • Sealing spray


  1. Begin by masking off desired area with 1/4-inch masking tape. We divided our ornament into four quarters.

  2. With a fine art paintbrush, apply glue to exposed areas and cover with glitter of desired colors. Here, we glittered each quarter with a different color in either warm or cool tones

  3. Remove tape and allow glue to dry. (Tip: Do not let glue dry completely with tape still on the ball. Removing the tape this late in the process could pull away some of the glitter.)

  4. Use 1/4-inch masking tape to mask off edges of unglittered areas, applying tape directly on top of glitter. Apply glue with brush and glitter as in step 2. We glittered our stripes in a contrasting color to the warm and cool palettes.

  5. Remove tape and set ornament aside to dry completely. To seal and permanently affix glitter, spray with sealing spray.

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