Diy ideas for clear glass ornaments

Make your own gorgeous glitter ornaments with a clear ornament, glitter and hairspray! Who knew hairspray would be the key ingredient to getting glitter to stick to the inside of the ornament. Check out the how-to here.


Filled Ornaments

Want a simpler approach to DIY ornaments? These are super simple because you just own to fill the ornament with something special.

Glass Photo Ornament

Pop in a cherished picture of your family, a vintage photo of your grandparents, or a baby picture in a clear glass ornament.

Candy-Filled Glass Ornaments

The holidays are every about the candy, so celebrate that by filling your clear glass ornaments with candy!

These would also work grand as gifts.

Ribbon Glass Ornaments

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just pick out your favorite ribbons and stuff them into glass ball ornaments.

Snowman Ornaments

Fun for kids to make or just to marvel at, these snowman ornaments will be a hit with everyone.

Melted Snowman Ornament

Add a little humor and levity to your Christmas tree with these hilarious melted snowman ornaments!

Pearls in a Glass Ornament

If you own a broken pearl necklace that you don’t know what to do with, fill a glass clear ornament with the pearls and you’ll own an elegant Christmas ornament.

You can do a similar DIY project with other broken necklaces, beautiful beads, or faux pearls. Even cheap plastic bead necklaces will glance grand in a glass ball ornament.

Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Don’t know what to do with your baby’s hospital cap and hospital bracelet? Put them in a clear glass ornament for an instant Christmas ornament that will mean so much to you and your family.

Pom Pom Stuffed Christmas Ornaments

Let your kids take the lead on this one.

Purchase piles of enjoyment pom poms and own them create their own DIY Christmas ornaments.

Time Capsule Ornaments

Create a truly meaningful DIY Christmas ornament by writing below the special memories of a year and add the year on the ball. As the years go by, you’ll accumulate a nice collection of tiny time capsules.

Paper-Stuffed Ornaments

Love music or literature? Discover special pieces of paper, make copies, cut them into strips, and put them in your glass ball ornaments.

Wedding Bouquet Ornament

Still own your dried wedding bouquet or groomsman flower pin?

Put them in glass ball ornaments and add your wedding memories to your Christmas tree.

Feather Glitter Ornaments

A single feather or two can glance ethereal in a glass ball. Add some glitter just because it’s fun.

Snow Capped Ornaments

Whether you’re expecting a lot of snow during the holiday season or a lot of sun, your Christmas tree will come alive with the holiday spirit with these snow-capped ornaments.

Faux Flower Filled Ornaments

Craft stores are full of beautiful faux flowers.

Grab those with tiny blooms and put them in your clear ball ornaments to add Mom Nature to your Christmas tree.

Graduation Tassel Ornament

Did someone just graduate or own you been holding on your graduation tassel for who knows what? Put them in a clear glass ornament and permit them to be useful instead of wasting away in a box in the attic.

Water Bead Ornaments

Water beads (affiliate link), or plant gel beads, come in every kinds of vibrant colors. Even clear water beads would still glance grand in a glass ball ornament.

Pine Branch Ornament

If you own pine trees exterior, snip off a few tiny branches and decorate your clear ball ornaments with them.

Sequin Ornaments

Sequins are never tacky during the holidays, so attempt this enjoyment DIY glass ball ornament idea.

Souvenir Ornament

Don’t let your souvenirs and travel mementos be abandoned and forgotten — showcase them in glass ball ornaments that you can take out every year and reminisce with.

This DIY thought for a clear ornament includes shells and sand from a beach vacation, but you could stuff them with practically anything that will fit. Here are some more ideas for your travel mementos.

Now you can make your Christmas finish with ideas for DIY Christmas wreaths, Christmas stories and even a bunch of Christmas breakfast ideas.

Be certain to pin this image to save these grand ideas for later!

Originally Posted 12.4.2014 // Updated 11.26.2019

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Covered in Sprinkles

This DIY project is the perfect way to use up every of your leftover sprinkles from baking holiday cookies.

Spread a thick tacky glue over the part of the ornament you desire covered in sprinkles. Pour every of your sprinkles into a bowl. Dip the ornament into the sprinkles, making certain to lightly shove the sprinkles into the glue. These would glance perfect with some candy canes and a popcorn garland.

Filled Ornaments

Want a simpler approach to DIY ornaments? These are super simple because you just own to fill the ornament with something special.

Glass Photo Ornament

Pop in a cherished picture of your family, a vintage photo of your grandparents, or a baby picture in a clear glass ornament.

Candy-Filled Glass Ornaments

The holidays are every about the candy, so celebrate that by filling your clear glass ornaments with candy!

These would also work grand as gifts.

Ribbon Glass Ornaments

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just pick out your favorite ribbons and stuff them into glass ball ornaments.

Snowman Ornaments

Fun for kids to make or just to marvel at, these snowman ornaments will be a hit with everyone.

Melted Snowman Ornament

Add a little humor and levity to your Christmas tree with these hilarious melted snowman ornaments!

Pearls in a Glass Ornament

If you own a broken pearl necklace that you don’t know what to do with, fill a glass clear ornament with the pearls and you’ll own an elegant Christmas ornament.

You can do a similar DIY project with other broken necklaces, beautiful beads, or faux pearls. Even cheap plastic bead necklaces will glance grand in a glass ball ornament.

Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Don’t know what to do with your baby’s hospital cap and hospital bracelet? Put them in a clear glass ornament for an instant Christmas ornament that will mean so much to you and your family.

Pom Pom Stuffed Christmas Ornaments

Let your kids take the lead on this one.

Purchase piles of enjoyment pom poms and own them create their own DIY Christmas ornaments.

Time Capsule Ornaments

Create a truly meaningful DIY Christmas ornament by writing below the special memories of a year and add the year on the ball. As the years go by, you’ll accumulate a nice collection of tiny time capsules.

Paper-Stuffed Ornaments

Love music or literature? Discover special pieces of paper, make copies, cut them into strips, and put them in your glass ball ornaments.

Wedding Bouquet Ornament

Still own your dried wedding bouquet or groomsman flower pin?

Put them in glass ball ornaments and add your wedding memories to your Christmas tree.

Feather Glitter Ornaments

A single feather or two can glance ethereal in a glass ball. Add some glitter just because it’s fun.

Snow Capped Ornaments

Whether you’re expecting a lot of snow during the holiday season or a lot of sun, your Christmas tree will come alive with the holiday spirit with these snow-capped ornaments.

Faux Flower Filled Ornaments

Craft stores are full of beautiful faux flowers.

Grab those with tiny blooms and put them in your clear ball ornaments to add Mom Nature to your Christmas tree.

Graduation Tassel Ornament

Did someone just graduate or own you been holding on your graduation tassel for who knows what? Put them in a clear glass ornament and permit them to be useful instead of wasting away in a box in the attic.

Water Bead Ornaments

Water beads (affiliate link), or plant gel beads, come in every kinds of vibrant colors. Even clear water beads would still glance grand in a glass ball ornament.

Pine Branch Ornament

If you own pine trees exterior, snip off a few tiny branches and decorate your clear ball ornaments with them.

Sequin Ornaments

Sequins are never tacky during the holidays, so attempt this enjoyment DIY glass ball ornament idea.

Souvenir Ornament

Don’t let your souvenirs and travel mementos be abandoned and forgotten — showcase them in glass ball ornaments that you can take out every year and reminisce with.

This DIY thought for a clear ornament includes shells and sand from a beach vacation, but you could stuff them with practically anything that will fit. Here are some more ideas for your travel mementos.

Now you can make your Christmas finish with ideas for DIY Christmas wreaths, Christmas stories and even a bunch of Christmas breakfast ideas.

Be certain to pin this image to save these grand ideas for later!

Originally Posted 12.4.2014 // Updated 11.26.2019

Remodelaholic is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Please see our full disclosure here. We love hearing from fellow Remodelaholics, so let us know what you love about this and leave any questions under in the comments. If you’ve followed a tutorial or been inspired by something you’ve seen here, we’d love to see pictures! Submit pictures here or by messaging us over on .

Filed Under: Christmas, Holiday, TipsaholicTagged: Crafts, DIY, Holidays, Ornaments

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Painted Solid

Bring a modern, colorful touch to a traditional holiday tree with candy-colored glass ornaments. Paint circular, glass ornaments with matte spray paint in bright colors.

Stir the ornaments into the tree limbs with colored lights for a truly festive tree theme.

Pouf Balls

Taking inspiration from party decor, use brightly colored tissue paper on clear glass ornaments to create this pouf ball technique. Cut tissue paper into two-inch squares, then pinch each square in the middle and attach them to the ornament with boiling glue. Continue every the way around the ornament until it’s completely covered. These mini poufs will make a dramatic statement on any Christmas tree.

Freehand Designs

Add a touch of color to your tree with hand-painted ornaments using acrylic paints in contemporary holiday hues.

Experiment with simple patterns, from polka dots to brushstroke stripes.

Gilded in Gold

Give your tree, or in this case fiddle leaf fig plant, a touch of modern sparkle with hand-painted ornaments. Apply gold gilding paint with a medium-sized brush and a light touch. Gently spread the gold paint across the ornament to create soft and beautiful brush strokes.

Magically Marbled

These beautiful glass marbled ornaments hold a secret: they’re made with nail polish! To make, fill a plastic container with 5 to 6 inches of boiling water, then drip nail polish on the surface of the water.

As it spreads, quickly dip the glass ornament into the water. Apply as numerous layers of nail polish on each ornament to achieve the quantity of marbling you want.

Filled With Confetti

These confetti ornaments are a party for your tree, and they’re a enjoyment DIY project for the kids, too.Use store-bought confetti or own the kids punch out some colorful paper with a hole punch. Carefully fill each glass ornament with the confetti pieces.

Add in a few metallic stars for additional holiday sparkle.

Making Memories

This project is perfect as an annual activity to do with the family. Collect little photos, ticket stubs and tiny mementos from the current year, then carefully fill the ornament with these special pieces. Finish with a tag labeled with the year. As the years go by, you’ll collect sweet memory ornaments to decorate your tree.

Wrapped in Trim

After wrapping your holiday gifts with beautiful ribbons and trim, use the leftovers on your ornaments.

The gifts under your tree will coordinate with the tree’s trimmings!

Dripping Wax

Use any color candle, although we chose white since it looks love melting snow. Light the candle (a taper works best) and drip the melted wax onto the top of the ornament until it starts dripping below the sides. Continue to add more melted wax until the desired effect is reached. This is a DIY for adults only, as the boiling wax and lit candle aren’t safe for little ones.

I’ve rounded up every of the Clear Ornament Crafts  we’ve made with clear plastic ornaments and clear glass ornaments here in my daycare over the years.

From snowmen, and cool art techniques to enjoyment, skill-building activities, we own lots of creative ways for your kids to fill or decorate a clear ornament for your Christmas tree.

I love using inexpensive clear glass or plastic balls to make Christmas ornaments with my daycare kids every year. You can turn a clear ornament into just about anything depending on what you put in or on your ornament.

The possibilities are endless because you can fill these ornaments in so numerous diverse ways.

There are also some really simple (but totally cool) art techniques you can use on or in a clear ornament to give it unique and creative look.

Little kids love filling these ornaments because they love dropping things into things.

This activity in itself is terrific for strengthening fine motor skills.

And one of our ornaments, once filled, becomes a enjoyment, interactive game that they can frolic year after year.

Click on the links under each image or on the image itself to see the details for each ornament craft.


I Spy Ornament Craft and Activity

This I Spy Ornament is both an ornament and a fun” glance and find” activity every in one. Shake the ornament and own the kids check off the attached list as they spy the items in the ornaments. This one makes a grand present for a child.


Snowman Stomach Ornaments

Similar to our snowman face ornaments, these snowman bellies are also made with clear plastic or glass ornaments.

Kids will enjoy rummaging through your stash of buttons and ribbons to discover exactly the correct pieces for their ornaments.


Adorable Snowman Clear Glass Ornaments

Kids of every ages will enjoy making these adorable snowman clear glass ornaments. Simply fill the ornament with a white material such as cotton balls or artificial snow, and decorate the exterior of the ornament to make your snowman’s face. Click here to see how we made ours.


Painted or decorated ornament ideas

A clear ornament is a grand canvas to grab some paint, glitter, or other decorations to really give your ornaments some wow.

Ombre Glass Ornaments

If you’re still in love with ombre, these DIY glass ornaments will speak to you

Melted Crayon Ornaments

Melted crayons are so enjoyment and they’re used in numerous kid craft projects, but own you ever thought of using them inside a clear glass ornament?

The results are unexpectedly gorgeous.

Sea Glass Ornaments

Love the beach theme? You’ll love this DIY thought for sea glass ornaments that will add a beautiful and beachy touch to your Christmas tree.

Mercury Glass Ornaments

Make expensive looking ornaments for cheap with this tutorial and permit your tree to truly shine with these DIY mercury glass ornaments.

German Glass Glitter Ornaments

A enjoyment and simple DIY Christmas ornament that you can do with a little (not too much!) glue and lots of glitter.

Own some enjoyment and get a little creative with the designs!

Glitter Filled Glass Ornaments

Glitter is another holiday favorite and this tutorial shows you how to DIY your own glitter filled glass ornaments!

Marbled Glass Ornaments

Marbling can glance so elegant, even when DIYed. Make your own marbled glass ornaments in any color combinations you like.

Glass Float Ornaments

This is another beachy DIY thought for clear ball ornaments. Perfect for Christmas vacations at the beach! Those also make grand gifts.

Stained Glass Ornaments

Stained glass is always a gorgeous and enjoyment DIY project.

Attempt it on a clear glass ornament!

Seed Bead Ball Ornaments

This is another grand craft for the kids to do. Cover a glass ball ornament with glue and seed bead balls to add a whole lotta color to your Christmas tree.

Candy Cane Marbled Monogram Ornaments

Make these gorgeous candy cane marbled ornaments with nail polish. You could put the marbling at the bottom of the clear ornaments or monogram them with your favorite letter.

Metallic Swirly Ornaments

Grab a metallic paint marker and go to town on a clear glass ball ornament.

Scrap Fabric Ornaments

If you’re a sewer or a quilter, you probably own a lot of scrap fabric laying around.

Put them to excellent use with this simple DIY thought for clear glass ornaments!

Leopard Ornaments

These enjoyment leopard ornaments are extremely taste-specific, but you could do the same DIY approach with any wrapping tissue that you love. Check out a nearby craft store and own enjoyment choosing your favorite tissues for this DIY thought for clear glass ornaments!

Alcohol Ink Ornament

Have you ever tried alcohol ink for a craft project?

Create insanely beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments with this tutorial.


Clear Ornaments Crafts for Kids to Make


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