I keep seeing all these great ideas for decorating and/or filling clear glass ornaments (on Pinterest, of course!), so I decided to compile a big list of all my favorites. Just click on the picture to take you to the tutorial by the original creator.
This is so rustic, and I love the tiny little pine cones:
Here’s a simpler version, but equally gorgeous (I think this might be a spring of rosemary):
And since I’m on a rustic theme, isn’t this cute? A little bit of holly, faux snow, and some tiny wooden blocks, and you’ve got yet another variation:
An ornament filled with pearls… very elegant.
You could even fill an ornament with cheap dollar store beaded necklaces!
Or mini gift bows! So cute.
I think this is my favorite idea of all… put your kid’s Christmas list inside an ornament and you’ve got a keepsake forever. How awesome will that be years from now?
Here’s a couple of different ideas for using fake snow. This one is simply a paper tree cut out, glittered, and surrounded by snow:
A tiny bottle brush tree sitting in snow:.
A snow filled ornament, with a simple piece of ribbon wrapped around the outside:
These are adorable. Just some snow, easy painted face, and a baby sock for a hat:
I hope you can stand all this cuteness, ’cause here’s another one. A melted snowman inside the ornament. Oh. Em. Goodness….
How about rolling up a bunch of strips of paper? (or ribbon…?)
Solid red paper strips made into a Santa belly ornament:
I have seen paper strips cut from books inside glass ornaments before, but this is different; the book pages are punched into snowflake shapes:
I would have never thought rolls of yarn and rope would look so great in an ornament:
How about filling an ornament with jingle bells? So festive.
I also found a few ideas for great wedding keepsakes. This one is filled with dried petals from a bridal bouquet:
And this one is filled with strips cut out from a wedding invitation (This would be a FABULOUS gift idea for the newlyweds!):
(I found this picture on Pinterest but the link was broken, and unfortunately, I couldn’t find where it came from…)
Prepare to be wowed. Peacock feathers inside glass ornaments, and hung in a cluster together. Simply STUNNING.
And here are a couple of ornaments I’ve come up with in the past:
Seashells and sand inside an ornament makes a great vacation keepsake:
Fill an ornament with holly berries:
Or if you’re a Barbie fanatic like me, fill an ornament with Barbie shoes!
Filled with popcorn:
Or, coat the inside of the ornaments with glitter:
Have you ever crafted with clear glass ornaments? I’d love to hear the ideas you’ve come up with!