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Holiday DIY: Painted Christmas Ornaments
By Hello...I Live Here on Dec 05, 2013
Painted Christmas Ornaments
Hello everyone! Tonight’s post is going to be about painted Christmas ornaments. It was a freezing day here in Missouri, so I decided to nest inside and craft my heart out today. This painted Christmas ornaments I am about to show you tonight was a gift one year from my daughters while in grade school. Every year I decorate our family tree (all Christmas ornaments are handmade and given to us from family members), and when I see this little painted Christmas Ornaments beauty – I just could not help but make these as special gifts for my wonderful sisters and parents.
This is a speedy process. You will need to drop by Joann’s and pick up some paint in your favorite colors (I choose to use 3-4 colors in mine), clear plastic or glass ornaments, Mod Podge Glue, ribbon, tags, and hooks. Now let’s get started on this fun and easy project.
First, I set out all the items I picked up at Joann’s.
Then, I cut the price tags from the to be painted Christmas ornaments, and opened the top by removing the hanger. Then I take my four colors of paint one at at time adding them into the inside center of the ornament. You can drip the paint into the ornament any way you want. Then I added an equal amount of Mod Podge glue, just like I did with the paint colors. The Mod Podge helps the paint adhere.
After squeezing in the paint and glue (reminds me of that little Disney song… pass me the paint and glue, we’ve got work to do I rotated the painted Christmas ornaments around on their sides, going back and forth till all the paint fills the painted Christmas ornament creating the dripping pattern.
Once the paint fills the painted Christmas ornaments I turn them upside down and let the remaining paint drip out. I use an old dish or cutting board for crafts to catch the paint. Let the paint drip out until it’s dry – a couple hours tops.
Once dry, I placed the hanger back inside.
Last, I add ribbon, and a personalized tag to the person receiving it. You can also add garlands to dress them up. BAM! You just made some painted Christmas ornaments.
It’s always nice to receive something for your tree in the colors you love, so I make my painted Christmas ornaments special to the person receiving the gift. Some of my sisters are traditional Christmas colors where others, love that touch of purple, blue or orange/silver. Don’t be afraid to experiment on these gifts, that’s what makes these painted Christmas ornaments special.
Well, that’s Hello I Live Here’ s post for today! Thank you all for stopping by to see our newest gift idea of the Painted Christmas Ornaments. Till tomorrow!
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