Sparkly Frame Ornament

Hi, friends!
Can you believe it’s DECEMBER?!
That means:
24 days until Christmas!
13 days until my birthday
and the mega Birthday Celebration Ornament Giveaway!
One Artsy Mama
To get us in the ornament mood, here’s a tutorial for you!



- colored craft sticks {or plain ones and acrylic paint}

- glitter

- craft glue

- printed photo trimmed to 3″x3″

- ribbon

The colored craft sticks and glitter we used were generously provided by Every so often, they surprise us with a fabulous assortment of craft supplies to sample, and these were a part of the holiday kit we received in November. I love that the sticks are already colored {saves the time and mess of painting them!} and the glitter tubes have great shaker tops that really do help minimize spilling and extra mess. products are available at local Walmart stores.

STEP 1: Line up 11 craft sticks. Glue photo in center.

STEP 2: Use craft glue to attach four more sticks horizontally; two at the top and two at the bottom.
STEP 3: Glue four more sticks on, vertically this time; two on the left and two on the right.

STEP 4: Spread craft glue on top surface and sprinkle with glitter.

To make this an ornament, glue a ribbon to the back. You could also turn it into a magnet if, like us, you’re already going to need a whole other tree just for the ornaments your little crafter{s} are making this year!

Here’s the finished product…do you love my fun new tablecloth? A Walmart special!

Here’s how it looks hanging. We don’t have our tree yet since we get a real one and last year when we cut it down Thanksgiving weekend, it turned into a crispy critter by Christmas! So, you get a shot of the ornament on the china cabinet instead…use your imagination!

Well, there you have it! It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s cheap, and it’s got GLITTER! Remember, glitter makes everything better!
Happy Crafting!
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10 comments on Sparkly Frame Ornament

  1. Carrie
    December 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM (4 years ago)

    Looks like so much fun! Thank you for sharing them at Crafty Moms Share!

  2. Grandma Bonnie
    December 6, 2011 at 12:03 AM (4 years ago)

    I love the idea. That is something my grandchildren can do. Stopping by from Shine on Friday. I hope you have a great week.

  3. Charlene @ Adventures In Mommy Land
    December 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM (4 years ago)

    So this!

    I would love to have you link this to Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land.

  4. Brooke @ Let Kids Create
    December 10, 2011 at 6:32 PM (4 years ago)

    I love the frame! A tree would look so great with several of these. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  5. andie jaye
    December 13, 2011 at 7:26 AM (4 years ago)

    these are one of the most versatile craft supplies. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! hope to see you again this week!


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