Sparkly Christmas Ornaments

Posted by Meghan Quinones

I have been holding on to my MD Sheet Metal waiting for the perfect time to whip it out. With the holiday season officially upon us, I decided it was time to do something festive with my metal.

I looked long and hard at the mosaic metal design trying to figure out what I could make. At first, I was thinking of making a festive candle holder out of my metal. Then, when I looked at the design I somehow saw a snowflake. Yes, a snowflake! What can I say, my mind is crazy! After I saw the snowflake design, I wanted it to have dimension. So, I added a design of 4 mosaics on top of my 9 mosaics, bending them up so they looked kind of like petals. I was going to leave my snowflake silver, until I saw we had some white American Crafts Spark Glitter. The shape of this glitter is long and narrow, unlike traditional glitter that is round. To finish my ornaments, I added a red piece of twine so I could hang them on my tree.

Would you have guessed these ornaments were made out of metal?

Here's what you'll need:

  • MD Metal Sheet 12x12" Aluminum Mosaic
  • MD Metal Hobby Shears
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter (this would also look gorgeous!)
  • Paint Brush
  • Super Glue
  • Twine

Let's get crafty!

Using your shears, cut out a design with 4 mosaics and one with 9 mosaics.

Trim the end pieces from your 4 piece mosaic. Cut the end pieces around your 9 piece mosaic as well as the 'v' pieces of metal connecting the end mosaics.

Cover the tops of your two pieces of metal with Mod Podge.

Pour glitter over the glue on both of your pieces Let the glue dry.

Remove the excess glitter from both of your metal pieces. Fold up the ends of your 4 mosaic piece. Add glue to the center of your 9 mosaic piece. Then, glue your 4 mosaic piece to the center, making sure to turn it so you have two mosaics on the top and two on the bottom. Let your glue dry. I also folded up the two end mosaics on my larger piece of metal to give it more dimension.

Cut your twine and run the ends through the two openings at the top of your ornament.

Run the ends of your twine through the top loop and pull. Tie a knot at the top and trim any excess twine. You are finished! Time to hang your ornaments up on your tree!