How to Make "Shattered" Christmas Ornaments

by Heather W

Beautiful feature ornaments for any tree!


  • CDs
  • Clear Glass or Platic Ornaments
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Eye Protection (sunglasses)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    CAUTION: Always wear eye protection when cutting CDs. Even sunglasses will do. Small shards can fly towards your eyes while cutting and damage them.

    Step 2

    Get your supplies together! Here I used plastic ornaments but glass works too. You will need 1 CD per ornament.

    Step 3

    CDs sometimes vary in colour. Make sure you have the one you want before you start.

    Step 4

    Cut up your CDs into small pieces all around the same size. Funky shapes make the ornament look even cooler!

    Step 5

    Be careful of sharp edges after you cut the CDs.

    Step 6

    Heat up your glue gun! If you are using plastic like me, you want to use this method to keep the plastic from melting. Start by putting a small dot of glue on the CD piece.

    Step 7

    Then place the ornament on top of the CD piece in the place you would like it to go. This gives the glue a little time to cool and keeps the plastic from melting too much.

    Step 8

    If you are using glass ornaments you can put the glue right on the bulb.

    Step 9

    Almost done!

    Step 10

    Finished!! You can put glitter inside if you like, but I decided to keep it simple.

    Step 11

    Merry Christmas!