Tis the season of The Nightmare Before Christmas, where we can mix the best of both Halloween and Christmas worlds. I love being able to keep a little bit of Halloween into the Christmas season, I mostly do this with ornaments. I have a few The Nightmare before Christmas things from Disney on my tree, and this year I wanted to try my hand at making my own.
This is a relatively simple DIY, you just need a steady hand and a love of glitter. I got everything I needed at my local Michaels, but I know you can get everything at a Dollar store, or even a Target. You need either glass or plastic fillable clear ornaments (mine are plastic because I’m clumsy), fake snow, glitter (I used black and silver), black paint (paint brush), a bowl, a spoon, a funnel, cupcake liners, and ribbon.
First I filled the bowl with the fake snow. I then added the silver and the black glitter and mixed it all up. I was super happy because the glitter stuck to the snow and I was worried it would all fall to the bottom (a lot did).
Next get your spoon and your funnel. I made the funnel big enough to fit over the top so I could push the snow in, if you put the funnel in the ornament there is not enough room to push the snow in. I needed to use my paint brush to push in the snow because it wouldn’t flow freely. Once you have your ornaments filled, put the lids back on or all the glitter that is not already all over you, will be all over you.
Then comes the painting. For this you can use black paint with brush or black paint pen. You could also totally use a sharpie is you wanted. I opted to use the paint pen because my hand was steadier and it dried really fast. I free handed the Jack faces based on his different expressions (thanks Google). For the most part this did go well; unfortunately there was an eye accident on my second face. I used cupcake liners to hold the ornaments while they dried.
When everything was cleaned up and the ornaments were dried, I tied a black ribbon on the top, and hung them on my tree. I love the glitter! It is totally worth getting glitter all over my living room and my dogs. It catches the light and makes them a little more whimsical and awesome. This whole project took me less than two hours, and a lot of it was getting the snow into the ornaments. Definitely a fun and quick December DIY!