Make Holiday Ornaments Using Chemistry

Easy To Make Holiday Ornaments

You can make your own holiday ornaments using hcemistry. These ornaments include crystal snowflakes, silver glass balls, copper plated decorations, atom ornaments, and more.

You can use an electrochemical reaction to make a classic silver ornament.
You can use an electrochemical reaction to make a classic silver holiday ornament. Aniello Pane / EyeEm, Getty Images

Use a chemical reaction to put a silver mirror coating inside a glass ornament. This is the method used to chemically silver mirrors. It results in a beautiful keepsake silver ornament. More »

Blue Borax Crystal Snowflake
The simplest way to grow colored borax crystals is to grow clear crystals over a colored surface, such as a colored pipecleaner or string. Anne Helmenstine

You can grow the crystals for this sparkling ornament in a few hours or overnight. Make lovely snowflakes that won't melt! More »

Paper Atom
Paper Atom. Anne Helmenstine

These paper atoms are like paper snowflakes, except atomic-looking! Make and hang them anywhere, anytime. They look great for the winter holidays. More »

Soak a holiday stocking in crystal solution to make a glittery crystal decoration or ornament.
Soak a holiday stocking in crystal solution to make a glittery crystal decoration or ornament. Anne Helmenstine

This is another holiday crystal growing project that only takes a few hours to complete. Coat a Christmas stocking or other porous decoration with tiny glistening crystals made from a common household ingredient. More »

Metal Star Ornament
Metal Star Ornament. Andrea Church, www.morguefile.com

Use a redox reaction to plate copper over galvanized wire or a galvanized shape (e.g., a star) to make a shiny copper holiday ornament. More »

Glowing Crystal
Glowing Crystal. Liam Hirst-Graves / EyeEm / Getty Images

This crystal decoration is shown in a snowflake shape, but you can make it in any design you like. Grow crystals around a shape, but include an extra ingredient so your crystals will glow in the dark. More »

Grow borax crystals over a pipecleaner heart for these easy crystal heart decorations.
Grow borax crystals over a pipecleaner heart for these easy crystal heart decorations. Anne Helmenstine

You can grow borax crystals over a heart shape just as easily as over a snowflake shape! Make a sparkling crystal heart for your holiday. More »

Grow crystals on paper snowflakes to make magical snowflake decorations.
Grow crystals on paper snowflakes to make magical snowflake decorations. Anne Helmenstine
Cut paper snowflakes from coffee filters to use as a base for crystals. This is a crystallized twist on the classic paper snowflake project that produces amazing shimmering decorations. More »
Crystal Star
Crystal Star. blackred / Getty Images

This is another easy crystal decoration that you can grow overnight. If you grow the crystal around a glittery or metallic pipe cleaner, you'll get a twinkling star. You can get a different interesting crystallized effect if you grow clear crystals around a colored core. More »

Sea Star
Sea Star. Benutzer:Hase
You can use a small dry starfish or a shell as the base for your crystals. Starfish produce very sparkly decorations or holiday ornaments. It's an easy project that you can complete overnight. More »
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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Make Holiday Ornaments Using Chemistry." ThoughtCo, Dec. 20, 2017, thoughtco.com/make-holiday-ornaments-using-chemistry-606135. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, December 20). Make Holiday Ornaments Using Chemistry. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/make-holiday-ornaments-using-chemistry-606135 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Make Holiday Ornaments Using Chemistry." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/make-holiday-ornaments-using-chemistry-606135 (accessed May 23, 2018).