Typically, at my house, we try to keep the Christmas decorations functional and minimal. So, with that in mind, I found these awesome little glass terrariums at my local Home Depot store and decided to give them more of a seasonal look.
DIY Dipped Terrarium Christmas Ornament Instructions
- Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray Paint (in Gold and Silver)
- 3M Advanced Multi Surface Painters Tape
- 3-5 Glass Air Plant Containers (available in Home Depot stores)
- Twine or String
- Newspaper or Builder’s paper
Start by cutting off the string from each air plant terrarium.
Then remove the air plants and moss from each container.
Next, fill the holes of the container with paper so that paint will not go on the inside. You can do this by rolling up small pieces of long paper for the two top holes and wadding up larger pieces for the largest hole, toward the bottom.
Next, tape off a pattern on each of the glass containers. The area that is blocked off with tape will remain clear once spray painted, while the exposed areas will be coated in glitter paint.
Tip: Make sure to press the tape down firmly, along the exposed edge to ensure crisp lines.
Spray paint each container with Rust-Oleum glitter spray paint, in a well ventilated area, according to instructions on the packaging.
Wait for the spray paint to dry completely before adding a second coat, if necessary.
Once the spray paint is completely dry, carefully remove the painter’s tape from each container.
Then remove the paper wrapping from the inside and add the air plants and moss back to each container.
Finally, add a long string or piece of twine to each container, so that they can be hung individually around the house to dress up any reading nook, entryway, etc.
These glitter dipped glass containers are now ready to hang.
Here’s how the finished project turned out.
Of course, if you’d prefer not to hang these glittery terrariums, skip Step 8, and use them to decorate a table or fireplace mantel.
Brittni Mehlhoff is the editor and founder of Paper & Stitch, where she writes about DIY, home decor, fashion, small business and more.
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