I found these adorable Christmas ornaments at the dollar store, and I am incorporating them into my mantle display this year. The glitter brought a little glam to my rustic chic mantle, however there is one problem with glitter decorations. . . the mess. It never fails that you are constantly cleaning up glitter that has fallen off the ornaments throughout the season, plus after a year or two enough glitter has fallen off that the ornaments no longer look cute and glitzy but just plain shabby. I had an idea to keep the mess down as well as extend the life of these adorable ornaments.
- Glitter ornaments (or really any glitter covered decorations)
- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Durable Gloss Finish Decoupage (be sure you get gloss finish or your glitter will no longer be shiny)
- Foam brush
Presto! You’re Done! Now you are free to decorate with these adorable ornaments without worrying about the mess! This also significantly increased the life of my ornaments as they were already losing enough glitter before I did this that they would have looked ugly before any time at all.
In years past I have used glitter ornaments like these as present toppers as well. Again, my complaint with them was the constant glitter mess, but now I think I will incorporate a few of these on top of gifts too.
Thanks so much.