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12 Days of Christmas: Pear Ornament

Happy Monday, my friends! Today I’m sharing an easy German glass glitter pear ornament as part of my sweet friends Nat & Holly’s 12 Days of Christmas series. I absolutely adore Nat & Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase so I’m thrilled to be part of their series.

My part of the song is “A Partridge in a Pear Tree” and I decided to make a German glass glitter pear for our Christmas tree. The way the series works is everyday one crafty blogger will share a project of their interpretation from the song. Nat & Holly will share a quick intro then the tutorial will be on the assigned bloggers site. It’s definitely a fun series to be part of and to follow!

German Glass Glitter Pear Ornament

To make the ornament I painted a paper mache pear with metallic silver Martha Stewart acrylic paint. I found the pear in the dollar bin at Michaels and taped off the stem before painting.

German Glass Glitter Pear Ornament

Once the paint dried I used Martha Stewart glittering glue to add the German glass glitter.

german glass glitter ornament

To hang the pear ornament I tied a piece of silver elastic then added a small amount of hot glue to secure it ( and the bow) in place.

12 Days of Christmas activity

I’m so happy with the way it turned out! I love glitter during the holidays..actually I love glitter everyday but I think it’s a little more acceptable for Christmas. :)

12 Days of Christmas activity

I’m pulling out the Christmas decor today and I can’t wait to start decorating! I still want to make new ornaments with the kids and I think it would be great to try to create 12 days of Christmas ornaments with the kids. Any ideas on what to make?

12 Days of Christmas ornaments

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back later today with two holiday recipes.

Linking up here, TCB, Tip Junkie


  1. Oh! This turned out so well. It has a very natural feel to it, yet with a zap of glimmer! Love it!

  2. Love the sparkles!! Looks beautiful on the tree. Great job :)

  3. This is beautiful! And so simple too! Sometimes those are the best things.

  4. This is so pretty!!! I love it!

  5. Love pears as a holiday theme and absolutely love, love, love the elegance and sparkle of glitter glass!


  6. So pretty! I love how it turned out!

  7. This is just stunning Crystal! love that glitter!

  8. This is gorgeous! I love bling for Christmas!

  9. I am in love with this pear. It is sooo beautiful. I can’t wait to try this!

  10. SO pretty! I adore this!!

  11. So elegant! I love it. I am currently hosting a link party called “Deck the Halls with Glitter and would love for you to link up this project and/or any others that glitter, shimmer or sparkle. Come join us! http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/11/50-ways-to-deck-halls-with-glitter-link.html
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  12. This is seriously the most beautiful pear ornament I could ever imagine! What a way to kick off this series! I cannot wait to see what is to come! :)

  13. Gorgeous! I love how it’s bedazzled, but still looks simple and elegant. I’m going to be searching the bins at Michaels for pears now :)

  14. Super cute! If it sparkles… I’m SOLD :) Happy Christmas!!

  15. Cute! I think I’m going to have to make some now!

  16. So beautiful!! Where did you find the glass glitter? I love this ornament!

  17. What a gorgeous little pear ornament! I just love it.

  18. LOVE this ornament!!! I love how chic this is!

  19. It is gorgeous! I have to find that glass glitter. So cool.

  20. I LOVE this! About how much of the glass glitter did you use on the pear? (I’m trying to figure out how far one container will go, so I know how much to get!)

  21. That glass glitter is stunning!

  22. This is so beautiful! I love this ornament and the ribbon, all of it! Pinned and stumbled!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  23. I am in love!!! I have some round ornaments that I had no idea what I was going to do with them and you have inspired me!! This came out beautifully.

    Stopping in from my new blog Catastrophe (www.catastropheblog.com). Would love for you to stop by and visit :) I have some giveaways going on right now that you might like!

    ~Happy Holidays~

  24. I LOVE the peach bow with the silver glitter!The colors are so soft and non traditional, they look lovely! Great idea!! Already pinned!

  25. Beautiful! I love this pear ornament and your technique!

  26. This is such a beautiful pear! What a great way to add sparkle to your tree! Hugs, antonella :-)

  27. These are so gorgeous!! I love the glitter and that peach ribbon is too pretty! Thanks!

  28. How pretty and elegant! I love it!

  29. Wow that’s an amazing, what a beautiful ornament, looove glitter! thank you so much for inspiration!

  30. Absolutely gorgeous!

  31. This is just adorable. I matches all my decor! I would love for you to share this on Super Sweet Saturday.

  32. Very beautiful!
    I love when a DIY turns out to so classy & elegant!

  33. Love glittery ornaments!! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social Sunday link party and show off your awesome ideas and blog! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/get-social-sunday.html

  34. It’s so pretty and so simple! It makes a huge impact!

  35. It’s stunning Crystal! Love it!

  36. Beautiful!! I love everything with glitter :)

  37. So pretty! I’d love it if you’d share this at my linky party http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

  38. Way beyond cuteness! I love the glitter so much! XO, Aimee

  39. This is just gorgeous, Crystal! I love that you made it on a dime. :)

  40. I love love love this idea.

  41. We made these this weekend at our Pinterest/Crafting party Crystal!! They were a big hit and everyone loved them! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

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