Sometimes the best ideas are inspired by the simplest materials! Wandering around the dollar store looking for inspiration is a great place to start. Case in point: These glittery Christmas tree ornaments are made using plastic fruit and glitter 鈥 so simple! Once covered in glitter, these colorful fruit look more like retro glass ornaments than plastic toys. And the holiday season calls for a little added glitter; don鈥檛 you think?

Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Materials and Tools:

  • plastic toy fruit
  • white glue
  • paintbrush
  • sandpaper
  • ornament hooks
  • paper plates
  • glitter

Instructions:

  1. Use fine sandpaper to roughen up the plastic fruits a little bit.
  2. Pierce the top of the plastic fruit with one end of the ornament hook.
  3. Brush white glue onto the bottom half of the fruit and sprinkle with glitter.聽Let dry.
  4. Apply more glue onto the top half and sprinkle with glitter in the same way as before. If your fruit has a stem or leaves, sprinkle that part with another color of glitter.
  5. Repeat for all your fruits!
Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co
Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Use fine sandpaper to roughen up the plastic fruits a little bit. This will help the glue and glitter stick more evenly.

Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Pierce the top of the plastic fruit with one end of the ornament hook. If the plastic is too thick, try piercing with a needle first, and then insert the ornament hook.

Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Brush white glue onto the bottom half of the fruit, sprinkle with glitter and let dry. Glittering the fruit in sections is less messy on your fingers, and this way, you still have a dry part to hold onto while working.

Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Apply more glue onto the top half and sprinkle with glitter in the same way as before. If your fruit has a stem or leaves, sprinkle that part with another color of glitter 鈥 a different green for leaves or gold for brown stems looks great!

Repeat for all your fruits!

Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co
Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co
Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co
Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Wouldn鈥檛 these make a fun gift for Secret Santa this holiday season?

Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co
Glittery Fruit Ornaments on Brit+Co

Are you hosting a Christmas crafting party this year? We鈥檇 love to see your take on these glittery fruit! Make sure to share your photos with us on Instagram, using the hashtags #britstagram and #iamcreative, and check out our Pinterest for more glittery DIYs!