A Toddler Friendly Christmas - DIY Glitter Letter Ornaments

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Last week, I posted a tutorial on paper garlands perfect for a toddler friendly tree. This week, I am working on glitter letter ornaments. Pottery barn is selling something similar this year, but we already have a billion ornaments (few of which are non breakable) and I am all for a cheaper solution. These are obviously shatterproof which is my main goal, but if your little one still puts everything in their mouth and they aren't an elf... Then obviously the glitter wouldn't be toddler friendly. 

Again, these are so simple and inexpensive to make. I was able to make around 40 in a variety of sizes for $6.00. 

All you need is a pencil, cardboard box, box cutter, Elmer's glue, a sponge brush and lots and lots of glitter...

We have it easy since I only made H's (our last name is Haegg) which are arguably the easiest letter in the alphabet to make. 

All I did was draw an "H" on the cardboard and cut it out with the box cutter. Then use the paper punch to make two holes at the top for string. 

I painted on Elmer's glue. (Only do one side at a time.)

Then, you sprinkle with the glitter!  

When the first side dries, flip them over and repeat. 

This is a super easy project for Christmas and can make a big impact on the tree. They are also unbreakable which is the most important factor this year! 

I can't believe Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away. We always put our tree up the day before Thanksgiving since we spend the holiday weekend in my hometown at my parents house. It's so exciting to come home and have Christmas cheer to greet us. Now it's time to get started on my project for next week! 



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