I know what you’re thinking: preschoolers and glitter? In the house? No thanks! But I promise you this fun {and adorable} ornament project is low on the mess scale. Added bonus? The glitter is inside the ornament — which means no mess on the tree or in the storage box either! You may see similar tutorials online that use glass ornaments. I prefer the plastic ones for obvious reasons.

The hardest part of this craft project was finding the key ingredient: Pledge Laminate Floor Cleaner with Future Shine. Other than that, it’s pretty simple and straight-forward. Not to mention beautiful! A great way to jazz up your tree or a perfect gift.

what you’ll need

  • Clear plastic ornaments (nabbed them for $1 an ornament at Michael’s)
  • Fine Glitter (not the kid glitter, but the fancy schmancy adult glitter. Usually in the paper craft aisle)
  • Pledge Laminate Floor Cleaner with Future Shine (has the blue top)
  • Ribbon
  • Paper funnel (or a spare card envelope; just snip off the end to make a funnel)
  • Scissors

how to make the ornaments

Glitter Ball Ornaments - (cool) progeny

STEP ONE: Gather your clear plastic ornaments and remove the top ornament hanger. Don’t lose them! We’ll need them back.

Glitter Ball Ornaments - (cool) progeny

STEP TWO: Put a ‘puddle’ {in the Bug’s words!} of floor finish into the ornament and swirl so that the inside is completed coated. Drain excess back into the bottle.

Glitter Ball Ornaments - (cool) progeny

STEP THREE: Using the paper funnel, pour glitter into the ornament. Using a swirling motion, coat the interior of the ornament with glitter. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take much! Dump excess glitter into a discard bowl. Place the top hanger back in the ornament.

Glitter Ball Ornaments - (cool) progeny

STEP FOUR: Tie ribbons around the top and place into a translucent take-out box container for gifting. Put in a bowl on the table or hang on the tree. We wrote names on some of them with a sharpie paint pen. Tres (cool).

Glitter Ball Ornaments - (cool) progeny