These lip gloss ornaments come together in just minutes and are so fun to give to teens and tweens during the holidays! They’re a hit at gift exchanges, too! And don’t stop there. They would be so fun to tie onto a gift all year long. Add one to a birthday gift, give as party favors at a slumber party or birthday party or make and give as secret sister gifts at Girl’s Camp! This post contains affiliate links.
Coming up with cute little gifts to spoil the girls that I work with at church is just about one of my favorite things. I work with the 14-15 year old girls and they are such a sweet and fun group. I love finding ways to use plastic ornaments. Did you seen the ornament penguins that we made last year? How about these Rudolph ornament gifts that I made for the 6 year olds that I taught at church two years ago? You can also fill them with hot cocoa mix, the possibilities are endless!
Thinking back to what I adored when I was 14 years old it was kind of a no-brainer. I was ALL ABOUT Bonne Bell cosmetics and Lip Smacker lip gloss so that is the direction I took and how these lip gloss ornaments came to be. I found 10 packs of Lip Smacker lip gloss on clearance after Christmas at Target last year so I bought two packages to keep on hand for gifts they were just the right size to fit inside a clear Christmas ornament. Even when they aren’t on sale you can usually find them for about $1/tube which is also very affordable.
I found these dome ornaments at Oriental Trading. I liked them because they were unique in shape and the backs are flat. They open easily to fill with goodies, then close with a simply double knot tied on the string used for hanging. They came in a package of 12 for under $5. I also found packages of Itty Bitty pom poms that were too colorful to pass up. They made the perfect filler for the lip gloss ornaments.
Lip Gloss Ornaments for Teens and Tweens
Supplies for lip gloss ornaments:
- clear ornaments (makes 12)
- itty bitty pom poms (each package fills 6 ornaments)
- lip gloss
- double sided tape or glue dots
- twine or string
- clear tape
Step 1: Add a few glue dots to the back of each lip gloss and press against the back of half of the ornament.
Step 2: Fill sides with itty bitty pom poms and close.
Step 3: Cut a length of baker’s twine and tie a double knot to keep the ornament closed. Tie another knot on the other end for hanging.
Step 4: Add a tiny piece of clear tape to each side seam. (This is optional, but will ensure it doesn’t open if accidentally dropped)
Wouldn’t these be fun tied onto a gift or used as party favors any time of year? They don’t have to be limited to Christmas! Maybe secret sister gifts at summer camp? The options are endless!