If you don't have German glass glitter, Epson salt makes a great substitute! To make this ornament, you will need German glass glitter, patterned paper, a glass ornament, wet craft adhesive (that dries clear), twine, jingle bell and word sticker.
- Because the glitter takes some time to dry, we'll do that step first. With a foam brush, generously brush on a medium thick coat of craft glue onto the bottom third of the ornament using uneven brush strokes. You'll want a fair amount of glue in order to hold the German glass glitter, as the glitter is quite heavy. Roll the glued end into the glitter, invert it in a paper cup, and set it aside to dry. Mine took the better part of a day to dry completely.
- Trim 6" long thin strips of patterned paper, just like you did for ornament 1. The skinnier the better. :) I cut about 30 or so.
- Wind each strip around a pencil and hold it in place for a few seconds. Because paper has memory, when you slide the strip off the pencil, it will maintain a curly, corkscrew shape. Set two aside.
- When your ornament is dry, take off the cap. Slip each curled strip into the hole, one at a time. Shake the ornament occasionally to mix up the direction the curls are going. When you are happy with the fullness of the ornament, replace the cap.
- Tie a length of natural twine around the cap and slide a jingle bell onto one tail and a word sticker onto the other, then tie off in a bow. (Tip: sprinkle baby powder onto the sticky side of the sticker before sliding it onto the twine.)
- Glue the two paper curls you set aside to the cap, underneath the bow.
See you tomorrow!