I love to window shop during the Christmas season. But let’s be honest, buying decorations AND gifts can all be a bit much. So when I found the most adorable French macaron ornaments on the Ballard Designs website I had to figure out a way to DIY them.
And I did 🙂
These little French macaron ornaments are super easy to make. The hardest thing to do will be to source all the bottle caps you will need. Enlist your friends to send you some, like I did, or you can buy some on Amazon. The only problem is, new caps may need to have their sides tucked in.
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Let’s get crafting.
hot glue gun
- I like the larger glitter for this project. You can tell the difference on my ornaments by looking at the gold glitter versus the other colors.
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.
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, add the string. Tie the string into a loop and glue the ends to the inside of one bottle cap.
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.
Work your way around the outside of the bottle cap adding glue, then glitter in small sections.
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 but there are a ton of other uses.
They would work great as gift ornaments to hang from your packages and make them extra special or even part of a holiday dessert table as some sparkly decor.
Not only are they pretty, but they photograph so well I just couldn’t help myself