How to Make DIY Clear Christmas Ornaments Filled With Festive Items

In this tutorial, we'll explore a simple and creative way to fill and create DIY clear Christmas ornaments. This design has a festive bell inside. No need for special skills or tools—just follow these easy steps.

The result is a beautiful Christmas ornament with a tinkling surprise inside—a charming addition to your holiday decor that you can personalize in various ways. Let's get crafting some DIY Christmas ornaments.

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Tools and materials

  • Clear plastic ornament in two halves
  • Faux snow
  • Crafting resin
  • Bell mold
  • Glue
  • String
  • Silver paint
  • Paintbrush
Materials for the DIY project

Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Ball Ornament Set (60mm 24pcs)

Number of Pieces 24 balls Size 60mm diameter (2.36 inches) Material Heavy gauge clear plastic to prevent shattering or breaking Brand Wenosda

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Mixing the resin

1. Mix the resin

What I'm doing here is mixing equal parts of the solution, so there's a part A and then there's a part B. You're gonna wanna mix an equal part of each and then I'm going to stir them really well.

Pouring the resin in the bell mold

2. Pour the resin

Then you will go ahead and just pour them into your mold. I'm using a Christmas bell mold.

Spreading out the resin

Spread out the resin to ensure it's even.

Popping the bell out of the mold

Give it proper time to set, about 10 to 15 minutes and then you'll pull it out.

Applying glue to the flat side
Gluing the two sides of the bell together

3. Gluing the two sides together

Now that I have made both of my molds, I am just taking the glue and I'm going to glue them together, trying to get them as even as possible.

Painting the bell silver

4. Paint the bell silver

You can use whatever metallic paint you want. I'm just using a silver mousse to paint over this. I went with silver just because I wanted something a little bit different but you can pick whatever color you want when you are creating your ornaments.

Tying the thread on one side of the ornament
Tying the clear thread on the bell

5. Tie the clear thread

Once your ornament has dried, take the clear thread. You're gonna thread it through the hole of the actual plastic ornament, then the hole of the ornament that you made, and then you're going to let it dangle just a little bit while you secure it in place with knots.

Faux snow

6. Add faux snow

Add the fake snow to the other side of the ornament.

Tying the final knots

7. Close the ornament

Close the clear plastic ornament and tie the final knots on the thread.

DIY clear Christmas ornament with a bell inside

DIY clear Christmas ornament with a bell

Here's the final ornament. You can really creative with these clear Christmas ornaments; fill them with whatever you like! Let me know what you think of this DIY project in the comments below.

Bella Renovare by Crys'Dawna
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