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DIY Wedding Mentor's Project Expert
Most of these materials I had lying around the house but if you don’t, Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics or any local craft store is the place to go.
Look for deals online and sign up for their email list, they send out great coupons.
At Michaels: (Prices are approximate)
A 4-pack of Med. size ornaments: $2.99
Each jar of glitter: $3.99
Mod Podge: $3.99
Sharpie Paint Marker: $3.99
Roll of Twine: $3
Clear, Glass Ornament
Now Let's Get Started (excuse my chipped nail polish)...
Use your Sharpie Paint Marker to draw a line roughly around the middle of the ornament (Like you are drawing the equator on a globe)
Using a paint brush, paint on the glue on only the BOTTOM half of the ornament, under the line you drew.
You don’t need a thick coat of glue, just enough to cover the bottom half of the ornament for the glitter to stick to.
WARNING: This step could be messy.
Coat the half with glue on it in the glitter. You can pour the glitter on while rotating the ornament in your hand, or put some glitter on a plate and dip the ornament in it while rotating it. Make sure all the glue spots are covered in glitter.
The design can be whatever you want! Instead of chevron, draw on big polka dots, or slanted stripes. Anything that would go with the theme of your wedding. And if you really love glitter, skip the design and coat the entire ornament in glitter!
If dipping the ornament in a pile of glitter, make sure to be gentle with it and not push down while dipping and rotating the ornament in glitter. The glue will smudge off if you press down too hard.
Take your Sharpie Paint marker and, starting right above where the glitter ends, begin to draw zig zags for a chevron pattern. You should be able to fit approx. 4 rows of the zig zags on there (Varies with ornament size).
Hang the finished ornament on some twine to add that homemade flare and...Voila!