You know that awful feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach when you drop a favorite vintage Christmas ornament…or two, or three? I seem to do this myself every single year and drop my favorite vintage Christmas ornaments when taking them out of storage to hang on the tree.
Make Your Own German Glass Glitter DIY
If you save up the broken bulbs you can create the best handmade glitter! I stumbled up this technique when I started saving my own broken bulbs knowing that someday I would find a use and it just made sense! Time gives a beautiful patina of age to vintage Christmas bulbs that the new Christmas balls just do not have and the glitter sparkles beautifully.
The vintage bulbs are paper thin (hence~fragile) and this glitter technique will give you sparkles that are similar to the authentic vintage glass glitter that crafters love. Vintage Christmas balls are generally silver coated inside, and when they break you’ll see the extra shine.
So here’s what you will do…
My daughter was kind enough to help me here, and she pulled off the reusable tops from the broken ornaments. Be sure to save those…
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