being MVP: How to Make Glitter Ornaments ::Kid Friendly Craft:: {Tutorial} @OrientalTrading

How to Make Glitter Ornaments ::Kid Friendly Craft:: {Tutorial} @OrientalTrading

Disclosure: I received the following items for review from Oriental Trading. All opinions are my own.

We have our first real fake Christmas tree this year that is larger than 1.5 feet. Yes we have been using a small white tree for the past several years just due to space and then safety for Kenzie. Now that she is older and Hubs was in the holiday spirit, he bought a huge tree which needed ornaments. We bought some basic ones with glitter and unbeknownst to me, it made a huge mess - especially when Mason was yanking them off the tree and they started rolling around on the floor! I decided we needed a remedy and Oriental Trading sent just the tools for review that would make the perfect, mess-free ornaments.

Kenzie was ready to get her craft on when we woke up on a rainy Saturday morning and since Hubs went to a race, I set up the table for some fun.


Easy Shake Premium Glitter Set
Metallic Glitter Glue Set
Mini Clear Christmas Ornaments
Clear Ornaments
Wood Floor Polish such as Pledge (I found an off brand one that worked just fine)


Fill the shakers with the glitter. Some packs contain more than others so you can just save the excess. Lay a paper bag or craft paper down on the table to catch the excess glitter. Open up the clear ornament (it's nice that it comes in two pieces which makes it easier for kids to work with.

Pour some of the floor polish inside and swirl around until fully coated. Open the ornament and pour some glitter inside. Kenzie was a pro at this! Close and make sure that the glitter gets around the entire inside then empty the excess glitter out. String a piece of twine through the hole on top, tie and you are ready to hang!

Another fun ornament to make using glitter is with mini ornaments and glitter glue. Just open, squeeze into whatever design you want, close, tie some twine and voila - ready to hang.

These ornaments are easy to make and so much fun for little tots. Kenzie had a blast and is already geared to make some more for her friends. The mini ornaments are also great to use to embellish gift wrapping. 

Oriental Trading is the place for all your holiday decorating crafts and more. How adorable is this Fair Isle Winter Wreath ($15.99) and the advent garland? 

Make sure to connect with Oriental Trading on Facebook and Twitter!

Being MVP received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Being MVP Disclosure.


  1. Too cute! Looks like a lot of fun! I can't wait until Callen is old enough so I can do activities like this with him.

  2. what great activities and so beautiful too i love the Fair Isle Winter Wreath!

  3. The wreath is adorable! I'd love to make something like that to hang in my house!

  4. This is such a great craft project and what kid does not like to work with glitter! i have to ceck out Oriental Tradings for their crafts!

  5. great idea! looks like a fun project to do with the kids

  6. I've always liked Oriental Trading! This is awesome though. My kids would having a blast with this, probably me too! :) haha I like how they open up!

  7. These do look easy. I am sure they were a lot of fun too! I love. Oriental Trading Co They have good prices and ideas on line for projects..

  8. How fun! Thank you for sharing these with us.

  9. I love how many different ways you could decorate these since they open up! Looks like fun.

  10. Love these!! Super easy and super fun!! Right up our alley :)


POPSUGAR Select Moms