DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments

I love quick and easy crafts; they are the best! So when I was asked to do a craft with glitter from Michaels I jumped at the chance because I had the perfect idea in mind: glittery snowflake ornaments!

These cuties are easy to make, so they’re the perfect kid’s craft, and they only take about 10 minutes to put together!

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments: A simple Christmas craft that only takes ten minutes!

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments

You only need four things to make these ornaments:

  • glitter
  • empty glass ball ornaments
  • double sided adhesive or tape
  • scissors

I used Michaels’ Recollections glitter for this project and it worked out perfectly! The silver glitter I used was very fine, which was great because some of the lines in the snowflakes were pretty delicate. But the Recollections glitter comes in tons of colors and tons of textures, so if you’re looking for something chunkier, you can find it!

Start by cutting out a snowflake from your double sided adhesive. I used my Cameo to cut the snowflakes, but you can use pretty much anything like scissors, an X-acto knife, or a paper punch if that’s what you have available.

Peel off one side of the backing and stick the snowflake on an empty glass ball ornament.

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments

Then peel off the backing on the front side of the snowflake and gently shake glitter over the entire snowflake.

If you hold the ornament over a paper plate it makes clean up a lot easier! And if you have an old paintbrush, use that to gently brush the glitter around the surface of the ornament to make sure all parts of the adhesive are covered.

Hold the ornament over the paper plate, snowflake side down, and gently tap it so that the excess glitter falls off.

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments

Then tie a ribbon through the top of the ornament so you can hang it, and you’re done!

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments

All you need to do now is hang it on your tree!

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments: A simple Christmas craft that only takes ten minutes!

DIY Glitter Snowflake Ornaments: A simple Christmas craft that only takes ten minutes!

If you want to make your own glitter ornaments, Recollections glitter is available exclusively at Michaels stores. It’s perfect for tons of craft projects, and starts at only $3.99! It comes in lots of colors and textures (like fine, chunky, and tinsel) and you can find them in sets or individually. So what are you waiting for? Get crafting!

Want even more Christmas ornament tutorials?!

If you love Christmas and crafting, then my book 12 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments is the book for you! It’s a collection of 12 easy-to-follow tutorials for handmade Christmas ornaments that are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree! No experience necessary; just follow the simple step-by-step directions, and check out the photos along with each step if you need additional guidance!

Grab a copy today and get ready to craft this holiday season!

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If you’re looking for a few other Christmas crafts, check out these tutorials!

Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this glitter campaign, and my honest discussion of the products. But the Recollections glitter from Michaels is really awesome and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂


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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Carly says

    10 years ago

    I love this idea!!!

  2. Britni says

    10 years ago

    I love glitter and love these ornaments, such a cute way to use the glitter.

  3. Deanna Ritz says

    10 years ago

    These are adorable and look so easy to make. What a great idea to do with my kids before Christmas. Thanks

  4. Amber.M says

    10 years ago

    LOVE this! it’s so pretty!!

  5. Shannah @ Just Us Four says

    10 years ago

    The ornament looks awesome. At first, I thought you had somehow gotten the snowflake IN the ornament.

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      10 years ago

      Oh that would be cool! If you could somehow get the adhesive inside without it all sticking to itself as you put it in through the top you could totally do it on the inside!

  6. Jennifer says

    10 years ago

    So pretty! And I bet that would look awesome with the ornament filled with “snow” too!

  7. Gwen says

    10 years ago

    Yet another reason I need a Cameo… so pretty!

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