I was scrolling through the Ballard Designs website checking out some ornaments and I saw the cutest French macaron ornaments. They were cute but I was in a crunch for time and didn’t want to order them. I figured I could make something similar myself. So I gathered up some supplies.
You want glitter and spray paint that match pretty well. Make sure you use good paint because you want great coverage or the bottle caps will look like, well, bottle caps. If you are like me and have more corks than caps I can’t help you since I had to plea for friends to send me theirs! Which they did!
First thing you need to do is spray paint the caps. Separate them into even numbered groups and paint them your choice of colors.
If the bottles were opened with a bottle opener versus a twist off, don’t worry about it. Once they are all decorated and up on the tree no one will ever notice the little indent.
Once they are all dry you want to add the string. Just glue the ends of the string to the inside of one bottle cap.
Then glue the two bottle caps together. Be as neat as you can be, you don’t want glue dripping down the outside of the cap.
For this next part you have to move quick. Hot glue dries fast and you want to get the glitter on it before it becomes too cool. I worked in sections instead of gluing the entire outside at once. You will want to put a bead of glue and then gently touch it to a pile of glitter so the glitter sticks but you don’t squish the glue down and make a mess.
Please excuse all the inclusions of my ugly thumb, there was really no way around it.
Once the glitter is on, just let it set and they are ready to hang. You could also find a tiny little rectangle box and stack them in like they do with macaron cookies and give them as a hostess gift.
I think they are so cute and whimsical. A perfect addition to your tree.
They would also work great as gift ornaments to hang from your packages and make them extra special.
Not only are they pretty, but they photograph so well I just couldn’t help myself