glass heart ornament with paper roses DIY


I’m a little bit overdue for an ornament diy (especially since I fell 3 days short of my 12 Days of Christmas project…arggg).

And SO, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I’ve got a really cute little heart ornament DIY today. I actually came up with this idea last year using mini red roses (above), and today I made one using black and white roses instead. They are just SO CUTE, I can barely stand it.

The cutest part is that they only take about 10 minutes to make.

Here’s what I used, all found at Michael’s:

  • about 10 mini mulberry paper roses
  • clear glass heart ornament
  • a few inches of chain. I used a really pretty wire-wrapped pearl chain, but get creative with it. There are lots of choices in the jewelry section at most craft stores.
  • glue
  • needle nosed pliers
  • wire cutters, if your paper roses are attached to stems.

I found these clear, heart shaped ornaments at Michaels last year, at Christmas time…but I believe they carry them up through Valentine’s Day.

clear glass heart ornament

First, and as always, make sure the ornament is clean inside. (I describe how to clean them here.)

And these are the mulberry paper roses that I used…they were near the scrapbooking section at Michael’s:

mulberry paper roses

The roses are attached to little wire stems, like this:

black mulberry paper roses

They also have a few green leaves, which I didn’t want in this ornament…but they detach very easily. Just peel them off:

remove leaves from paper roses

(And lordy…it didn’t take long for my horrifying nails to show up, did it? )

Then, snip the stem off using a pair of wire cutters.

cut paper from wire stem

And now you can pop them into the ornament.

add paper roses to heart ornament

Oh thank goodness for manicures.

I put about 10 roses inside the ornament. But you could fill it up, and that would be super cute, too.

fill glass heart with roses

Put a little glue around the inside of the ornament cap before putting it back on the ornament. And now, you can simply thread the little wire from the ornament cap through one end of the chain you are using, before putting the wire back into the cap of the ornament:

pearl chain ornament hanger

If you need to make the chain shorter, just use your pliers to open a jumpring at the length you want. (I describe how to do that here.)

And that’s it…I love it!

black and white heart ornament

And then I decided this tuxedo needed a boutonniere, so I glued one more rose on the outside of the cap…

black and white roses in glass ornament


13 Responses
  • Anne Marie
    January 13, 2012

    How perfect for Valentines day – thanks for sharing.

  • April
    January 14, 2012

    Wow that’s so pretty! I wish you lived near me so I could come over & make those w/ you!

  • isaiah43123
    January 14, 2012

    Classy! I can see these as part of a wedding or prom decoration.

  • Tina Lewis
    January 24, 2013

    These are beautiful and so easy to make. I began making some of these 3 years ago because my parents Annivesary is on Valentines day. My mom has them all on a ornament hook during the year, and at Christmas, she puts them on the tree. Thank you for sharing.

  • debi
    September 9, 2013

    Hi I would like to know where to purchase these glass ornaments?

    • ornamentgirl
      September 9, 2013

      Hi Debi,
      I bought mine at Michael’s. They usually start carrying them a few months before Christmas, and until around Valentine’s Day. :)

  • Cindy
    January 22, 2014

    Did you buy the wire with the pearls at Michaels too?

    • ornamentgirl
      February 13, 2014

      Cindy, yes I’m pretty sure that’s where I got the chain. It was a couple of years ago, but I think it was all from Michaels.

  • Phyllis Jacobs
    February 3, 2016

    Missed it again, hope to catch you next month on March 1 to join

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