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Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #2: Glam Merry and Bright

Dollar Tree Ornament Makeover #2 and this time we added glitz and glam to the Christmas decoration tutorial!  A little resin and glitter make holiday art!  Dollar store crafts are great for decorating on a budget!


Wood ornament: check local Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby
Wood Merry & Bright: check your local Dollar Tree
Silver paint:
Chunky red glitter:
Fine red glitter:
Fine silver glitter:
Fine gold glitter:
Silver ribbon:
Resin (use whatever resin brand you like):
This is the resin I used for this project:

FX Poxy: ~ According to the manufacturer, this one is heat resistant to 500 degrees F.

Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:


It's time to give this plain Jane a glam and glitzy makeover!

To jog your memory, this was the first ornament makeover:  The Rustic Snowman Ornament!

This time, I also have a Merry and Bright wood cut out.

1.  I removed the string and painted it red, on both sides.

2.  I painted the Merry and Bright silver.

3.  Once dry, I put painters tape along the back edge and trimmed off the excess with my craft knife.  The tape is to catch the drips.

4.  I put foil under my project and raised it up on cups. 

5.  I mixed five ounces of resin and then added chunky red glitter, fine red glitter, fine silver glitter and find gold glitter and mixed it up really well.

6.  I poured it onto the ornament.

7.  I helped spread it out with my stir stick.

8.  I used my torch to pop the bubbles and let it cure for a minimum of 12 hours.
Here it is all cured!

9.  I used my craft knife to remove the tape.

10.  I mixed five more ounces of resin.

11.  I put the painters tape on the edge again for this next pour.  I didn't want it to build up and be unable to remove it.  That is why I removed it after the last pour.

12.  I poured the clear onto the ornament, but not quite all of it.

13.  I moved it around with my stir stick.

14.  I used my torch to pop the bubbles.

15.  I laid the Merry and Bright into the resin.

16.  I used the leftover resin to go over the Merry and Bright.

17.  I used my torch to pop the bubbles and let it cure for a minimum of 12 hours.

18.  I used my craft knife to remove the tape.

Here it is so far!

19.  I drilled the hole back through the resin. 

20.  I used silver ribbon to be able to hang it and fed it through the hole. 

21.  I tied a knot and trimmed it. 

22.  I added a bow.

That's it!  It's ready to hang and decorate your home!

Here is last week's ornament.  Both are very different, but equally beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Holidays!  Remember:  Life's too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


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