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Last year when I made my original Disney Princess-Inspired ornaments, I had no idea they’d get the response they did. I’ve been absolutely thrilled with how many people made their own and requested additional princesses! I’m happy to be back with three more princess designs-with even more on the way!
How to make glitter ornaments
My original ornaments used the glitter/floor polish method. One drawback to using floor polish is that you do get a fair amount of glitter falling off after time. I became a mad scientist trying every glitter ornament method I could find, including baby oil and hair spray. I can officially report that using a can of clear acrylic finish worked the best.
I poured a small amount of the acrylic finish into a cup, then I poured that via a funnel into the ornaments. Slowly swirl the finish to coat the ornament, then invert it and allow it to sit in a paper cup for about half an hour. After that you can pour out any remaining finish that might have collected on the rim of the ornament and then pour in your glitter. Give everything a good shake to fully coat the ornament. Then invert it again over a paper cup to dry overnight.
DIY Mulan Ornament
I had so many requests for a Mulan ornament, and I’m happy to have finally created one that I think represents her well! I started with a dark pink glitter ornament.
I used my iron on a cool setting to create a pleat in my darker blue ribbon, then I used hot glue to attach that to my ornament. I folded the light blue sheer ribbon in thirds to create her collar, and used more hot glue to attach it to the neck of the ornament. I finished it all off with red and purple glitter tape.
DIY Jasmine Ornament
Aladdin has always been one of my favorite films, so I was determined to make a version of Jasmine this year.
I glued on a piece of gold trim first, then I followed that by gluing on some peacock blue sequin trim.
I finished that off by gluing a blue gem right in the center.
DIY Belle Ornament
Like pretty much everyone, I’m totally excited for the new Beauty and the Beast film coming out next year. Even though I already attempted Belle with a paint ornament version, I wanted to see how she looked in gold glitter.
I definitely think the glitter suits her. Look for small red roses in your craft store in the floral department or in the scrapbooking aisle. Hot glue them into place and you’re done!
A quick shopping tip: Everything used to make these ornaments was purchased from my local Michaels.
Don’t forget to check out the original Disney Princess-Inspired Ornaments featuring Elsa, Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella and Tiana!
There’s also a new post featuring Moana, Ariel and Sleeping Beauty!
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