Holiday posts are here! Get prepared people because, if it hasn’t happened already, you’re feeds are about to be stuffed with sparkly, cheery. winter-time goodness. So, let’s get started!
To ease us in, I thought I’d kick off December with a super simple painted ornament tutorial. This technique is not new by any means, it’s an easy and inexpensive way to customize your Christmas tree! For this project, I picked up some clear glass square ornaments from Hobby Lobby during one of their many ‘50% off Christmas goodies’ sales. I love love love the square shape! They give a little modern nod to the traditional ball ornaments. Then I just raided my craft paint collection and picked four bright, bold colors to compliment my crafty, colorful Christmas theme this year.
If your planning to buy new paints for this project, here’s another tip. Don’t be afraid to go for the cheap ones. They tend to be a little thinner which means they will swirl around the inside of the bulb much easier. Less effort and less money spent!
Just pop off the silver top, pour in a nice sized glob of paint and swirl and shake until the inside glass is fully covered. I kept a paper towel handy to cover the opening during the shaking. No need for a tie-dye carpet fiasco.
Then, just sit upside down in a tray or cup and allow excess paint to drip out and the interior to dry. I’d recommend at least a day to make sure everything is good to go. Replace the caps and adorn your tree!
I just love the glossy, bold punch these add to our little Christmas tree. Plus, they are inexpensive enough to customize whenever I change holiday themes (which is basically every year) and you can make whatever quantity you like.
Are you on the DIY ornament train? Which is your favorite ornament project? Share below!