How to Handcraft Holiday Ornaments with Borax


Deck your halls with these cheery crystal decorations using 20 Mule Team® Borax!

Winter blues got you down? Craft some cheery ornaments with these festive crystal formations! Relatively quick and easy to make, these crystal ornaments spruce up your holiday decorations with a homey, DIY feel. All-natural 20 Mule Team® Borax is perfect for creating unique decor that captures the twinkle of light from both the warm fire and your loved ones’ eyes.

Here’s What You Need

  • Borax
  • Boiling Water
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pine Cones
  • Glass blown mason jars
  • String
  • Popsicle sticks, chopsticks, or pencils



Form the base of your crystal ornament by shaping pipe cleaners into desired shape (such as a snowflake).


Dissolve 3 tablespoons of 20 Mule Team® Borax for every 1 cup of boiling water.


Suspend your pipe cleaner ornament in the container, making sure it doesn’t touch the sides. Let it sit overnight.


Remove your ornament from the 20 Mule Team® Borax solution and let it dry.


Hang on the perfect branch for ultimate holiday cheer!