Who said cookie cutters are only for cookies? I seem to craft more than I bake these days so you’ll probably find my cookie cutters in the office rather than the kitchen. Among my collection is a simple little crescent moon that instantly reminded me of an ornament I spotted last year at Free People. During a visit, I fell in love with some moon-shaped ornaments hanging in the shop. Rather than spend roughly $10 an ornament, I opted to create a smaller version for a fraction of the cost. Not only do they make great ornaments, but they make an even better garland. I love this project because its kid-friendly and vcan be used for a number of ways to decorate throughout the year. As we creep closer to Halloween I think I’ll be busting out the supplies again to make some more of these for Lola’s nursery.
DIY Glitter Ornaments & Garland
- Glitter- I used black, pink, and silver
- Bakers twine
- Rubber cement
- Hole Punch
- Card stock
- Moon-shaped cookie cutter or create your own stencil using what you’ve got
- Scissors or Pinking Shears for decorated edge
I used supplies I already had which I would strongly encourage, so feel free to adjust accordingly.
To start trace the number of moons you wish to make on card stock. From there use your scissors or pinking shears to cut out the shapes. I love the jagged edges from the shears so I chose to use those.
Next, apply glue to the card stock. This was the most difficult part because you need to be really generous with the glue making sure the whole surface is well covered. Anything that’s not covered will show as a gap once the glitter is applied. After that, you’re ready to make it sparkle! Be generous and try to salvage the excess glitter for another project if you can. Carefully pick each moon up and gently shake off the excess.
Now let them rest. Seriously. Make some coffee, take a nap, I don’t know. Just don’t be impatient like me and try to hole punch them before they’ve dried! If you do you’ll lose a lot of the glitter and have to start over.
Once they’re dry carefully punch a hole near the top. Using bakers twine, or whatever you have handy, thread through the hole. This is the point you can decide if you want garland or ornaments. For garland simple string a row of moons together and hang.