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Fun sparkly ornaments!
These take a little time b/c of the curing time of the resin but really have a nice effect once they are finished. I might add some ribbon to the hangers later! Just have to dig it out he he.

Posted by Jamie H. from Saltville, Virginia, United States • Published See Jamie H.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a bauble. Resin Coated Christmas Ornaments! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies! Make sure you use the proper protection while mixing the resin. I use EasyCast and it has a very low odor.

  • How to make a bauble. Resin Coated Christmas Ornaments! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix your resin according to the intstructions. Most resins have a two part mixing process. The EasyCast mixing process takes about 3 mins! I use medicine dosage cups for measuring and mixing my resin. For this project I made 4 drams (1/2 oz) of resin and this coated the inside of four ornaments.

  • How to make a bauble. Resin Coated Christmas Ornaments! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour into you clear glass ornament ball!! You can kinda eyeball how much you will need for each ornament. The resin takes a while to set up so what I did was coat one ball, invert it on a cup then started on the next. The excess will drain out of the ball and you can recycle it on the next ornament!

  • How to make a bauble. Resin Coated Christmas Ornaments! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now let your ornament sit like this (inverted on a cup) for about 45 min. This allows the resin to do two things. First, the bubbles that occur during the mixing will pop on their own. Second, it wil allow the resin to "cure" some so that it isnt so runny.

  • How to make a bauble. Resin Coated Christmas Ornaments! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now after they have cured for a while, put about 1 teaspoon of super fine glitter in the ornament. Take a paper towel and place it over the opening of the ornament with your finger. Get a good grip and shake the crap out of it!!!! Make sure that all sides are coated then discard the extra glitter. Or recycle it back to the glitter bottle b/c waste not want not right?

  • How to make a bauble. Resin Coated Christmas Ornaments! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Ta da! I let these ornaments cure for about 12 hours before putting the hanger back on them. I am going to embelish these with ribbons once I dig my ribbon box out he he. Also you could use rub-ons to add a little more pizaaz! Viola!! Enjoy!!

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pjds78
pjds78 · Rockford, Illinois, US
This is beautiful. Thamk you for sharing. I have got to try this and I sure hope they look half as nice as yours.
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Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
This is beautiful! I'm so going to do this!
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Jamie H.
Jamie H. · Saltville, Virginia, US · 10 projects
Thanks guys!!!
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Jaymi Ann
Jaymi Ann · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 55 projects
Very pretty!!!
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Shellia V.
Shellia V. · Strongsville, Ohio, US
So cute, I'm always looking to do something different for xmas! Thanks.
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Tori M.
Tori M. · 1 project
Thanks for the help. I am going to make them for a Christmas Party and I think they will be a hit.
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Jamie H.
Jamie H. · Saltville, Virginia, US · 10 projects
Tori im sure you could use a really thick craft glue. I think the trick would be letting the glue set up some before you add the glitter. Otherwise its just going to run out of the ornament. Thanks!!
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Tori M.
Tori M. · 1 project
Is there anything you can use other than resin??
By the way these are gorgeous
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
they do look pretty and sparkley
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Jamie H.
Jamie H. · Saltville, Virginia, US · 10 projects
Thanks Jet and Jean. The pics dont do them any justice, you really need to see them in person :0)
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