Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY ornament

Want something as colorful and glorious as these babies on your tree this year?  Keep reading to learn how to make...

You'll need: plain glass ornaments, and acrylic paint... promise that's it! Pick your favorite colors!

There is no trick to this. Pop the top off and put the paint inside drop by drop, swirling, and tapping the sides to encourage the streaking affect


As you can see there is a cool marbling affect happening inside the ornament as you swirl. Almost finished!


Let the ornaments rest for almost an hour just to make sure the paint sets.

Then pop the top back on and grab your favorite ribbon, burlap, or even yarn to hang your ornaments!

Voila!  :) for your beautiful tree

8 comments:

JoJo said...

I just did this and was really pleased with it until the paint started chipping inside the ornament. The longer time goes on, the more tiny spaces I notice showing up. I tried putting more paint in to fill those gaps, but more are forming. I used acrylic paint....I don't know what I did wrong. :(

Ang said...

I saw on another website to rinse your glass balls out with rubbing alcohol before you put the paint in. It also recommended against metallic paint saying it doesn't stick. I haven't tried this yet, but I plan to. Good luck to you!

House of Dreams said...

JoJo the same thing happen to me, very disappointed in the outcome.

Liz said...

I made some last night but went rogue because I was to lazy to look on pinterest for the instructions. Mine came out a bit different as the paint would not mix properly. I shook the ornament and left them upside down to dry overnight. They are really pretty!

Just Don't Over Think It! said...

I made these ornaments over 10 years ago and store them in a south Florida attic. No problem with the paint chipping off at all. I did invert them over night to let all the excess paint drip out. Globs of paint may be causing it to pull away.

becsflowers said...

Never had a problem with mine either, but i used rubbing alcohol on the insides too. There were maybe 5 or so that the paint separated and dried funky, but I let them cure for several months and then coated the insides with goldetallic paint and it stuck just fine. Those were the prettiest of all my ornaments ever!

Marci said...

Do you use 4 inch balls? I saw those at hobby lobby 4 to a box and then the smaller size.

Planning this for a craft in my sons class in a few days. Thanks for your help!

ehrbear1967 said...

I wonder if adding a little modge podge to the paint before you start will work? We did a vase with rit dye and modge podge and it worked great..