Friday, November 30, 2012

So-Easy 6 Step Pledge Glitter Ornaments


PLEDGE GLITTER ORNAMENTS:

1. Supplies:
-Pledge Wood Floor Finish (Blue Cap!)
-Clear Ornaments
-Glitter
-Funnel

2. Put about a table spoon of the Pledge into the ornament and SWIRL around. Pour excess  back into the bottle.

3. Using a funnel (we rigged a paper funnel this morning) put in your glitter of choice.  We found that fine glitter worked better than chunky.

4. Swirl the glitter around...Oooooo! Eeeeeee! AHHHHHH! (you can shake it but cover your hole with a paper towel and finger if you do)

5. Pour excess glitter back into the container.

6. Put the cap back on the ornament and tada! They are SO EASY and beautiful!

HAVE FUN!!!!
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~ Abbey & Kala~

Here are a few pictures of other ornaments we made with this process...



Wondering how these ornaments held up after a year of use and storage?  Check out the updated post here!

81 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I HAVE to try this! I wonder if you can substitute anything for the Pledge?

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    1. Hi Christine- I have only tried it with the Pledge- if you try something else out- let me know!

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  2. Does it stay long term or does the glitter eventually lose its hold?

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    1. Hi Kelli- I have had these ornaments for a year now and when I pulled them out for a second Christmas, they looked just as sparkly as ever! Not a speck of glitter had flaked off!

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  3. @ Christine S......yes you can use a glue called "Glitter It" from Michael's and it does the same thing, but you have to use GLASS ornaments. Mine turned out great!!

    Phyllis
    tgifmama@aol.com

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    1. I've never tried the Glitter It, but the Pledge really did work well! Thanks for the tip Phyllis!

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  4. Gorgeous! I have to try it.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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    1. Let me know how it goes if you do give it a try!

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  5. I will definitely try this. Thank you

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    1. They are so easy to use, you'll love them!

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  6. can you use plastic ornaments with the pledge?

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    1. Yes I have (with pledge) and it worked perfectly, plus the kids won't knock them off the tree and break them!

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    2. I have not tried Plastic but they would probably work wonderfully as well!

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  7. Does it last as long as a glue would?

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    1. I think it would actually last just as long whichever way you wanted to go.

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  8. What is the ratio of water to Elmer's glue? Will this work in plastic ornaments?

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    1. If you're going to try Elmers, you can just water it down to make it a little more liquidy. I would go for a 1:3 glue to water ratio and try that out. The Pledge is really easy to use though and makes fast results!

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  9. what do you use to make the snow mans face?

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    1. I used regular puffy paint for the snowman. You can find all the colors here: http://craft-e-corner.ecomm-search.com/search?keywords=puffy%20paint

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  10. How long do these last? Has anyone had them for any amount of time? I'm wondering if they flake over time.

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    1. I have had them for over a year and they are just as sparkly as ever! Not a flake of glitter has fallen off and I'm not worried that they will ever flake, that glitter is stuck tight!

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  11. It appears that Pledge has a new look for their packaging and it comes in a yellow cap now. Based on the picture in your blog and what I am seeing everywhere else online, that is what I am gathering.
    Anyone else notice this?

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    1. Oh! Thanks for the tip! I'll have to give that an update!

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  12. I have a bottle of "Future" floor stuff hsnging around. Woner if it will work?

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    1. As long as you have floor finish and not just floor cleaner I think it will work! Let me know if you try it out!

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  13. I think these are beautiful! I found two boxes of clear glass ornaments in storage & this is perfect! Has anyone tried using different colors glitter together?

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    1. Storage is just where my clear ornaments came from- this was the perfect project for them! I did mix some colors together and even tried doing one color glitter on the bottom with a different color on top... I had mixed results but it was fun to experiment! If you try it out and don't like the results, you can simply wash the ornament out and let it dry and try again! The green ornament to the right of the blue ornament above was a mixed colored glitter ornament :)

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  14. Merry Christmas! I appreciate you sharing this information with us! It's a very cute idea and definitely one I will try! "Tis the the season of sharing. Happy holidays!

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    1. Happy holidays to you too! Hope you enjoy the project!

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  15. I used the Future I had on hand & it worked nicely.

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    1. Pledge for sure is not the only brand you can use- I'm glad Future worked well for you!

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  16. I have made these with a little elmers glue watered down and the glitter just don't use too much and follow the same steps! :)

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    1. I have heard Elmers + Glue works too!

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  17. does it matter if they are just clear or have an iridescent finish?

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    1. I found clear works best, but if you have ones with an iridescent finish that would work too, you'll just have an iridescent finish on the outside when you're all done :)

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  18. GREAT IDEA JUST WONDERING HOW DO YOU GET THE DIFFERENT COLORS? IS THIS FROM COLORED GLITTER?

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    1. Hi D'Alexis! The glitter will dictate what color your ornament turns out to be. If you have different colors of glitter, you can do one solid color or mix. I found that fine glitter works best!

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  19. Tried the snowman with elmers glue and water worked really good makes it look like snow but with colored glitter not so well so im trying the pledge for those. For the face I used tulip slick paint from walmart....luv this idea

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    1. I used puffy paint for my snowman face- you can find all the different colors here: http://craft-e-corner.ecomm-search.com/search?keywords=puffy%20paint

      I'm glad you gave it a try!

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  20. Thank you so very much for posting this beautiful ornaments for us to make. I have been to the store and bought every thing that I need. I just hope the pledge that I bought is the right one. It has a blue cap on it. :-) I'm going to make them with my grandsons. Again, thank you for taking time to give to others! God Bless!!

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    1. You're most welcome! I hope you and your grandsons enjoyed making ornaments - what a great family tradition to start!

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  21. Thank you for the neat idea. I have tried paint but didn't like the outcome. Besides I LOVE glitter. Lol! Thanks again!

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    1. I have also tried putting paint on the inside and had mixed results. You can see what a painted ornament looks like in this post: http://blog.craft-e-corner.com/2012/12/simple-fun-family-handmade-ornaments.html

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  22. Awesome! gonna try it with my girl scout troop!!

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    1. This would be a great project to try with a troop!

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  23. Me and my granddaughter made them tonight with Pledge. They turned out beatutiful!

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    1. They are so easy my 3 year old helped me make some- he loved the project!

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  24. i bought the pledge tile finish instead of wood finish. will it still work? couldnt find the wood finish.

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    1. I have never tried tile finish with these, but it should work? If you give a try, let us know how it works out.

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  25. I have been to two different stores (Safeway & QFC) didn't find Pledge at either. :-( I bought Elmers but then read it doesn't work well with glitter. Any suggestions?

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    1. Any floor finish will work. Just make sure you don't use floor CLEANER... you need something that has more stick than cleaner would have. There are a lot of brands out there, you'll have to check out the cleaning isles at your store to see what your store carries.

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  26. AH HA! The commenter above is correct. It appears Pledge has changed their packaging and the cap is yellow. On my way to get some now. The white glitter with the snowman face is particularly cute!
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pledge-Wood-Floor-Cleaner-27-oz/15028940
    Lisa

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    1. I will have to update to include that Pledge changed their cap colors (tricky company!). The snowman is my favorite too :)

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  27. I just made four of these in less than 5 minutes! Thank you for an easy, inexpensive Christmas craft. I can't wait to buy some different colors of glitter to make more ; )

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    1. It's kind of addicting because it's so easy! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  28. we just made these. we bought a different brand floor finish then pledge and it worked nicely. I just made sure it was a floor finish and not a floor cleaner. we also mixed different glitters in the same ball they turned out pretty neat looking and everyone very unique. thank you for sharing.

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    1. I had mixed results with mixing glitters- some turned out great and some I didn't really like as much. I'm glad you were able to find a floor finish that worked for you!

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  29. Where can you find clear ornaments? I'm looking on craft sites and nothing.

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    1. I found them at Walmart, different shapes to. Can't wait to try this.

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  30. Walmart has plastic ones

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    1. This technique works great on plastic ornaments too :)

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  31. Hi, Im wondering if anyone in the UK has any advice on what to use instead of that particular pledge as we dont seem to get that type here (or at least not labelled the same). Thanks in advance as cant wait to try them!

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    1. Any floor care product should work. Just make sure you don't use floor cleaner- you want a floor finish!

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  32. i have done these at school and church. great for any age!!! they are cute with red glitter then wrap middle with black ribbon and attach the pop top off a soda can...makes a santa claus belly with a belt!!!

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    1. That's a great idea Kim! Thanks for sharing :)

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  33. Louie. December 5, 2013@5:30. This is such a great idea and you can enjoy the beauty of the glitter, but at the same time protect your hands, face, rugs etc. from the glitter that falls off other ornaments every time they are handled. With the glitter on the inside you can still decorate the outside as you have shown with the snowman.

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    1. That is exactly what I love about having the glitter on the inside, no mess!

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  34. I used floor wax from target with plastic ornaments and they are working out well. The brand is Bona hardwood floor polish. Good luck!

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  35. I used red glitter and heart shaped ornaments. So easy and so pretty! Thanks for the idea.

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    1. Oh I bet that turned out lovely!

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  36. I used hairspray and plastic ornaments and it worked great too. Hairspray can be a little less expensive than floor cleaner and you can use the left over.

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    1. Make sure you check back with us next Christmas and let us know how the hairspray held up!

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  37. Id like to do this myself I have seen others where they use acrylic paint and the fine glitter. Just glad to know there is other options.

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    1. I used paint to make these "hand" painted ornaments - http://blog.craft-e-corner.com/2012/12/simple-fun-family-handmade-ornaments.html

      We just dripped some paint inside and then shook! I'm not sure how well paint + glitter would work, but if you give it a try, let me know how it turns out! <3 ornaments!

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  38. I have used the watered down Elmer's glue and the fine glitter and it worked great...they are now 3 years old and still looks like new. I just checked them before I did this post.

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  39. Anyone know what UK equivalent would work?

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    1. I have heard people use Poly Acrylic that can be found in the hardware store. I am not sure if it is available in the UK, but I would try going to a hardware store and looking for anything that dries clear and is used to protect a floor as that seems to be the only requirements. Others have also had luck with clear drying school glue.

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  40. I have done this about 5 yes ago pulled them out a week ago omg they still look great

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    1. That's great to hear! I've just pulled mine out (these ones we did for this post) and they're just as glittery as ever- they look great!

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