Do these look familiar? I had a few vintage Jello molds left over after making my junk pumpkins. I’ve been holding on to them for a year, trying to decide what to do with them. I finally decided to turn one into a glitter Christmas ornament. This is how I make beautiful, vintage style Christmas ornament in just a few minutes.
Upcycled Glitter Christmas Ornament
I collect these vintage tin molds and tart tins at thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets all year long. I’ve made a few different things with them but Christmas ornaments are still my favorite craft projects! Here’s what you need to make these ornaments:
- vintage Jello mold
- Gorilla Spray Adhesive
- Christmas miniatures
- quilt batting
- clear Gorilla Glue
- chenille stem (or ribbon) for hanger
Gorilla Spray Adhesive is my secret for getting these made in just a few minutes. It makes applying the glitter super quick and easy. I placed the vintage mold into a cardboard box to protect my table from overspray then gave the inside a good coat of Gorilla Spray Adhesive. I immediately sprinkled this beautiful fine green glitter all over, rolled the mold around so the glitter got on every section, and dumped out the excess. This reminded me of making bundt cakes with my mom when I was little. She let me butter and flour the pans before she poured the batter in. I pulled off a piece of quilt batting, sprayed a bit of the adhesive on the bottom, and stuck it in. Then I arranged my miniatures and glued them in with the clear glue. I wrapped my chenille stem around the outer edge of the tin mold and twisted the ends to make a hanger. I glued it in place with the clear glue also. What do ya think? I think these would also be beautiful with gold glitter on the outside. But since mine were already rose gold I skipped that step. My next ornament may look completely different! This is a delicate craft project but this glue is heavy duty. It can hold much heavier things than glitter. It’s the perfect solution when you need to cover a large area with an adhesive. This will dry permanently but you do have a 10 minute or so window when it is repositionable. It also dries clear so it won’t show up if you get a little crazy when you spray it. (Like I’ve been known to do!)
I also used this for glittering INSIDE one of those clear glass ornaments. And for an upcycled orange juice lid ornament. You’ll see those later… Please leave a comment and let me know what ornaments you’ve made this year. Merry Christmas!
‘Til the next project,