By Liesl Clark
1 Plastic Lid
Non-stick cooking oil or spray
Leftover beads, sequins, glitter, sparkly crap
We even used some small shells from the beach
Piece of ribbon or yarn
All you need is a plastic dairy tub lid, like a large yogurt container lid. The 4″ wide version works well but you can use a small one too for a smaller ornament. Spray or lightly oil with non-stick cooking oil. Then pour glue into the lid. Start placing your items in the glue spaced nicely around and don’t be shy just throw it all in there. Be sure to also stick a loop of yarn or ribbon at the top to act as your hanging ribbon. Wait for a couple of days for the glue to dry. If you place your lids in the sun or in a warm place the drying time goes faster. When it’s dry, just flex the lid around a bit and the ornament will come off easily! You end up with a pretty ornament that glows and sparkles with Christmas lights behind it. Easy!
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