Hands down ornament projects are my favorite holiday craft. I’m always amazed with other people think of when it comes to decorating and styling them; there are just so, so many possibilities! And if you’re still looking for a few ideas to spruce up your tree, or perhaps to make for gifts, here are 17 diy ornament ideas that should get the wheels in your head turning:
I’m not sure about you, but I as much as I love crafting, I tend to hold off on buying the nicer supplies (even though I have them pinned 100 times). That’s why my Christmas list tends to be full of dream worthy kits and tools… well that and the occasional piece of jewelry. If you’re looking to spoil that frugal crafter in your life, or just looking to pick up something nice for yourself, try these six great gifts!
Great news: this may just be the easiest way to decorate ornaments ever. Even better news: Montana is giving away the supplies you’ll need to recreate it yourself (along with the supplies from yesterday’s color block project)!
Because the acrylic paint is in marker form, you’ll have much more control than if you were using a paintbrush. There’s also ZERO cleanup which makes this a project thats great for the whole family. Here are 6 different patterns you could make, though the possibilites are endless:
All you need to do is draw your pattern on; you can freehand or even use a stencil. Simple enough right? The dry time is fast, but do make sure your pattern is completely set before touching so you don’t smear. Other than that, there’s nothing to it! Easy peasy!
And for the Giveaway! If you entered yesterday, don’t worry, you can enter again (yahoo!). 3 winners will receive 6 cans of spray paint + 6 acrylic paint markers from Montana. Goes until 12/10 at 5:00pm PST (open to US & Canada residents). a Rafflecopter giveaway
I may have went a little holiday crazy last week and bought about 60 white ornaments. I know, it’s ridiculous, but I’m happy to say that for today and tomorrow I’ll be teaming up with Montana (you may remember them from this, this, and this project from a bit back) to show you how to decorate plain ornaments to make your tree pop! First up, easy color blocking you can do in about 15 minutes:
Montana will also be giving THREE readers all the paint supplies you’ll need to complete this and tomorrow’s project (6 cans of paint + 6 markers!), so keep reading to enter the giveaway below!
Take the caps off your ornaments and insert a bamboo skewer. This will help keep your hands free while you spray paint the bulbs one solid color all the way around. The GOLD colors are so rich and smooth that you don’t really have to worry about the colors bleeding or not showing up when layered.
Spin the bulb slowly as you paint. Instead of creating a harsh line with tape, I mimicked the technique from my 10 minute vase project and let the paint naturally speckle up the sides of the ornaments. You may want to wear gloves for this step because it will get on your hand!
Let dry, replace cap and hang on your tree!
They almost looks like candy, don’t you think? Now for the extra fun part– the Giveaway! Open from now until December 10th at 5:00pm PST. Open to US & Canada residents. You can enter multiple times, so be sure to come back tomorrow! Best of luck :)