It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! Flakes have fallen and stores are brimming with Christmas. There are just 12 days until Thanksgiving and 38 days until Christmas Eve!

I love Christmas so much! We celebrate the birth of Jesus, spend time with family and enjoy so many pretty things decorating streets, storefronts and homes. It really does feel like “the most wonderful time of the year”! I dream of turning my home in to Christmas wonderland. A tree in every room. Lights, sparkles, bows and bells tastefully placed on walls, surfaces and doorknobs. I am talking box up everything we usually have out and replace it with Christmas decorations. And not just any decorations but handcrafted ones. So far, we have started to collect handcrafted Christmas ornaments from every vacation we take. I hope to one day have enough to decorate one of my many Christmas trees! I am also attempting to craft my own decorations. There are just too many tempting ideas on Pinterest making it hard to not jump in!

Typically I wait to think about Christmas until after the turkey has been consumed. I even like to wait until the first weekend of December to set up and trim the tree. This year, I find myself breaking my norms. I am singing to the Christmas music playing in the stores and my craft space has been invaded with Christmas materials. (Most of which I bought last year… shhhh!) To help clear things out I am embracing my love of Christmas and giving myself permission to begin the Christmas season early. Starting now, I am making it my goal to post a Christmas themed how-to every week through December 25th. To kick off this endeavor I am sharing with you my cranberry filled glass ornament.

Faux Cranberry Filled Glass Christmas Ornament 

DIY Cranberry Glass Ornament

What you will need:

Glass Ornament Supplies

Glass Ornament
Spray Glue
Red Decorative Container Filler  (Dollar store find!)
Plastic Sandwich Bag

Caution: Be careful with the glass ornaments. They are fragile! I dropped the first one I made and it shattered. If you desire shatter proof there are plastic ornaments that can take a tumble!

Step One: Pour some of the red filler into a plastic sandwich bag. Spray glue into bag and give it a quick shake to coat.

Glitter Covered "Berries" Glitter Covered "Berries"

Step Two: Pour glitter in and shake again.

Step Three: Repeat steps one and two until desired coverage of glitter.

Step Four: Patiently fill your ornament with glitter coated filler. A funnel might work well. I used my hand to funnel things through as well as just placing them in one at a time.

Filling Glass Ornament

Step Five: For added fun, pour a little extra glitter into filled ornament and shake it down to the bottom. Now it looks like it has snowed in your ornament!

Step Six: Decorate the top as you wish!

Step Seven: Hang, and enjoy!

DIY Faux Cranberry Filled Glass Ornament

Thanks for dropping in! Be sure to check back for other Christmas crafts!

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Luke 2:10-11


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