Wood Glitter Ornaments Tutorial with Michaels Recollections Glitter

The following post is part of Michaels Recollections Glitter Campaign. I received compensation and awesome glitter for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and I’m excited to share!

Wood Tag Glitter Ornaments Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings #glitteratmichaels

I love handmade Christmas ornaments. Every year I make a few different kinds. I was so excited to get a HUGE box full of Michaels Recollections glitter to play with since it is perfect for all kinds of craft projects. Plus I just love the look of glittery ornaments.

How to make your own rustic wood tag glitter Christmas ornaments - Rae Gun Ramblings

When I found these darling birch tags I knew that I would want to make some Wood Glitter Stenciled Ornaments. You know since I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with glitter and wood grain Christmas decor this year ;)

Wood Glitter Ornament Tutorial

Step by Step Instructions to make your own wood tag glitter ornaments - Rae Gun Ramblings

What You Need

Start off by drilling a hole in your wood tag. If you don’t want to use a drill you can just glue your ribbon to the back or top of your wood tag.

Next make a stencil out of contact paper or some kind of sticky backed removable paper. I started by measuring the surface of my wood tag then I cut my shapes/words out on my Cricut cutting machine. You could just as easily trace a design and cut it with an exacto-knife if you have a steady hand.

Press it onto your wood piece being careful to add any filler spaces and press all the edges down. Then dab a generous layer of Mod Podge onto the stencil and top with think layer of glitter.

Make Your Own Wood Tag Glitter Ornaments - Rae Gun Ramblings

The Recollections glitter comes in a variety of colors and sizes, my favorite is the gold tinsel, but I thought the very fine red glitter would work best with this project. I had some larger sizes of glitter containers and sets but the glitter is also sold individually and in various sizes starting at just $3.99 exclusively at Michaels.

Allow to dry and set for about 1 hour and then gently tap the wood piece to clear any loose glitter. Then gently pull off the stencil.

If your design has some small filler pieces like my Ho Ho Ho use a sharp tool to remove all the little pieces. I like the control I get from Cricut weeder tool but you could also do the same thing with a straight pin in a pinch.

Finally tape the end of your ribbon to help thread it through the hole in the wood and then tie a double knot at the base and then another to form a space to hang the ornament from.

Wood Tag Glitter Ornaments Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

I love the versatility of these. Since the glitter comes in so many colors and because you’re making your own stencil you can really make anything. I tried using a lighter green and I didn’t think it popped well enough so I’d definitely recommend using a darker shade. I hope you like it expect some more fun ornament tutorials soon!

Wood Tag Glitter Ornaments full tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. These are so festive! I love the combination of earthy and glitter! Perfect.

  2. This is so cute. i love the mix of the rustic and glitter looks!

  3. These are great!

  4. LOVE these! So cute!

  5. Super cute! Anything with glitter is a go in my book!

  6. I saw these at Michaels and wondered what I can do with them this holiday season because they’re adorable. Thanks for sharing your ornaments they look lovely!

  7. This is such a cute idea! I love glitter and so does my little guy. Looks like we need to head into Michaels!

  8. Those are adorable. My theme this year is woodland Christmas! These would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the wood. This would be perfect on my mom’s rustic looking tree.

  10. Your wooden Christmas ornaments are so pretty and look really easy to make! Thanks for sharing this great project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in this week’s Christmas craft roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/12/christmas-crafts-and-printables.html I hope you’ll stop by to grab a featured button and share your best Christmas recipes at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured! Wishing you very happy holidays!


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