DIY: Confetti Ornaments

Confetti is fun. There isn't really any other way to explain it. It's fun. So when our Christmas tree started looking a little bare, I decided to throw together some Confetti Ornaments to add to our ornament collection. Here's what you'll need to make your own.

You'll need plain glass ornaments, a package of confetti, Mod Podge, and a paint brush.

Start by painting a layer of Mod Podge onto the glass ornament. I painted about 3/4th of the way up, leaving the top 1/4 plain, but you can also paint the entire ball. You'll want to paint a decent coat, not too thin.

Once painted, immediately roll in confetti and set aside to dry. If you are making more than one, repeat that process again with the other ornaments and let them all start to dry.

Don't worry if the entire ornament isn't covered and you can still see some glue through the confetti, we are going to add another coat of confetti.

After letting the ornaments dry for maybe 5 minutes or so, add another coat of Mod Podge over the confetti. Don't worry if the confetti moves around, just press the glue and confetti down and try to eliminate any bald spots. Once you've covered the entire thing in glue, roll it again in confetti and set aside to dry a bit. Repeat with other ornaments.

After another 5 minute drying time, coat the ornaments in another layer of Mod Podge. This is the top most layer, so many sure to eliminate any bald spots and let it dry completely. Once it's dried, you will no longer see any white glue, as it will have turned cleared. I let mine sit overnight.

I love the way these ornaments reflect both the sunlight during the day and the Christmas lights on our tree at night. Packaged in a nice box, they could also make a great hostess present or an easy gift for someone you just need a little something for.

Confetti Votive Candle Holders

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Sometimes while aimlessly wandering the aisles of Target, I stumble across something boring and a little light bulb appears over my head. When I bought these plain glass votive candle holders, I didn't know what I was going to do with them. For some odd reason I had a package of confetti laying around and knew that putting them together would make confetti votive candle holders! This is a super easy DIY that's great for a party, but still fun for everyday. Here we go...

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For this project you'll need glass votive candle holders, confetti (or glitter!), Mod Podge, and a paint brush. You'll also need something to lay your glitter out on.

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Spread out your confetti on a flat surface.

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Cover about a third of the glass votive with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Start from the bottom of the glass, and work your way up. I wanted a kind-of ombre effect, so I didn't paint all the way up the glass, but you do as you wish. Roll that section in the confetti and lightly press the confetti down with your fingers. Add another layer of Mod Podge and reroll if you want more coverage, or continue on to the next section. Let sit for 15-20 to start the drying processs.

After a bit of drying, add another coat of Podge over the entire glass, pressing down the confetti with your brush. This is also a good time to move any loose pieces around. Let dry completely.

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And that's it! You could light these little guys up for your next gathering, or they would make darling housewarming gifts!