Empty glass ornaments are available in craft stores everywhere, from tiny little babies to large globes. Using glass ornaments to create personal creations for your holiday decorating is fun, creative and trendy. Here are some great glass ornament ideas to get your DIY project juices flowing!

DIY glass ornament



So last Christmas we did a bunch of feather glass ornaments, and I WISH I could find the pics for you…but luckily Cook Love Craft did a whole set just like them, and they are so cool!

Feather glass ornament


Glittered glass ornaments are a breeze to make with the instructions from Creative Green Living.

Glitter glass ornaments


This sprinkles ornament is so cool, I wish we had used it in our Candy-land Christmas Theme! Little Gray Fox used varnish to coat the inside of the ornament, then added sprinkles. Could you use simple white glue as well?

Sprinkles glass ornament


Ok, I’m really intrigued by these DIY air plant glass ornaments… I love them both as they are, and gold dipped! (I’m seeing so much on the blogs lately gold dipped…have to get on that!) Follow this tutorial by Michelle-S.

Diy air plant glass ornament


Scotch Tape has instructions for creating a funky, modern vibe for your glass ornaments

Modern glass ornament


Then there are the simply filled glass ornaments projects… Such as this one by Handmade by JC… Sheet music cut into strips! Print it on your computer onto beige paper?

Sheet music glass ornament


Finally, this photo glass ornament is easy for anyone… cut out the photo in a circle, roll and insert into the ornament. Use chopsticks of necessary to move the photo into place. Bunch up colored tissue paper balls (lots of small ones, its a tiny opening!:)) and stuff in behind the photo to keep it in place.

Photo glass ornament

Image Credits: Littel Gray Fox, Scrapbook, Cook Love Craft, Michelle S, Scotch, Handmade by JC


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  1. Mel the Crafty Scientist December 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Love your roundup of ornaments! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  2. Joy November 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    where do I find instructions on making these ornaments?

    1. Kathy Woodard November 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Which ones?

  3. Monica November 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I love the sprinkle ornament! Does it have to been glass or could I use a clear plastic ornament?

    1. Kathy Woodard December 14, 2015 at 11:36 am

      I don’t see why you couldn’t use plastic, except that if you use lacquer, it might eat through it… try clear glue!

  4. Pat January 5, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I don’t see directions for the very top ornament with snow, ruffled ribbon and trees encircling the ball. Is there a link for how-to?

  5. Amanda November 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Is there a link for the top ornament? The one with the Christmas trees?


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