Hi everyone! I’m back today with another fun DIY Christmas ornament project. Have you ever needed Christmas ornaments in a particular color, and just couldn’t find what you were looking for? Well, I figured out the secret – use paint in clear glass ornaments to get the look you need! With paint, you can make ornaments in virtually ANY color you want.
Start out with these supplies:
clear glass ball ornaments with removable hooks/tops
I bought my ornaments at Hobby Lobby – they were a great deal at around only $5 for a box of 12.
first, take off the tops:
you want to do this now, rather than later, because your hands are going to have paint on them, and it makes the process easier. Like I said, use whatever paint you want. You want to make sure that it has a bit of a liquid feel to it, though, because it needs to be able to slide around inside the ball. For MyColor™ inspired by Pantone paints, I use a ratio of about 1/4 water to 3/4 paint. You can use a bottle dropper or just be very careful pouring your paint into the little hole at the top of the ornament. After you pour in about a quarter-size amount, you want to place your thumb over the hole and roll the paint around inside the ornament. This part is fun! You can also just shake it, once the paint has gone all the way around.
after you have covered the entire insides with paint, you set them to dry (don’t put the tops back on until they are dry! less mess). I just set them back onto the little plastic trays that they came in – it’s a great place to let them dry! I suggest letting them dry for 24 hours, then reapplying the top hooks.
But I loved the way they turned out!
here they are on the tree!