Friday, November 29, 2013

Easy DIY Beaded Ornaments

Have I got an easy and beautiful craft project you will truly love.  I know I do!!!  Embellish your clear glass ornaments with beads, rhinestones, glitter and glue.  It's a very simple craft with a beautiful, and I mean BEAUTIFUL finish.

It's all done freehanded.  Just take a clear glass ornament (mine is flat, front and back),  wipe it off with a cotton ball soaked with alcohol.  Let dry and you're ready to apply E6000 glue or Craft Gloop.  I smeared gloop in a circular motion and extended a center border on the left and right on one side of the ornament.


Next, I placed a rhinestone in the center of the glue circle and then sprinkled small clear fillers and seed beads over all the glue, pushing them down into a single layer making sure they are sticking. 

 If you want to add glitter (optional) for extra sparkle now's the time while the glue is still wet.  I also squeezed or shaped the beads in place along the circle and borders to define the area.  Let dry and repeat for the back.  After drying you can go back and add a little glue and place additional beads to even out, if needed.  The whole process doesn't take long and it's SO EASY!

You can add any style or color of rhinestones you like.  And the choice of seed beads and colors is unlimited. I just happen to have the clear fillers, beads, and rhinestones in my stash.

          What a charmer the ornaments turned out to be!  Simply stunning!

You have to look real close - it's white on white with the branches!!!
The photos don't do the ornaments justice.  So pretty and unique in person.

Added glitter paper to the background in hopes of seeing the ornaments better.



I plan on trying this technique on glass candle holders.  So stay tune!  It's a great way to up-cycle your glass containers and vases for a brand new look!

See you next time for some more . . .

                     Happy Holiday Crafting!



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  1. What a great way to use up some beads and add some sparkle at the same time! So pretty!

  2. Oh I love this, and I have a billion seed beads!

  3. Gail this is lovely! I just love sparkle and glitter.
    Great idea.

  4. Very pretty. Wonderful to have you be at Christmases Past at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  5. Sooo pretty Gail. What a great way to make something really lovely while using up some beads from your stash. Love it!

  6. All that beautiful bling. So festive!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. What a creative idea Gail! You do come up with some fun stuff! They look like something from a boutique store!

  8. Oh my these are just stunning and they look so frosty on the tree. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  9. These are pretty and they look so nice on your tree! Thanks for linking with Make Bake Create!

  10. Love these ornaments - so creative and pretty! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist


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