Add a cute and unique touch to your Christmas tree with these DIY glitter animal Christmas tree decorations. A great way to upcycle old toys and turn them into something fabulous.
I had approximately 40 plastic animal wedding favours left over from our Wedding, and thought they would make a great festive addition to the Christmas tree. Plus it’s a fun way to add a bit of character to your ornaments and nothing is more festive than a Christmas duck-billed-platypus!
You will need:
- A drill with a thin drill bit
- Screw eye hooks – I used these from B&Q
- Plastic/rubber animals. You could also use cars, dinosaurs – the sky’s the limit
- Spray glue
- Rubber gloves
- An empty plastic tub with a lid big enough to comfortably fit your ornament
Put down newspaper and thoroughly cover the area you are working in – glitter gets everywhere!
CAREFULLY drill a small hall in the top of your animal and twist in the screw eye hook.
Decide which colour glitter you wish to use and pour this into your plastic tub.
Put on your gloves and hold the ornament by the hook. Cover it all over with a thin layer of glue (use manufacturer’s for ventilation/application instructions). This can be a bit tricky when there are legs/horns/tails etc but it’s important to be thorough at this stage.
Drop the ornament into the tub with glitter. Pop on the lid – make sure it’s tightly sealed – then shake! This should ensure that there is a fine layer of glitter covering the ornament. Remove from the tub and then leave on your newspaper to dry completely.
Thread your ribbon or twine through the hook and hang on your Christmas tree!
?A festive song…?
O Christmas camel?, O Christmas camel ?,
you humps look – so great in pink.
A Christmas elephant?, A Christmas elephant?
you’re far more festive than one would think ?