Time: 45 minutes Materials: Glass bulbs with removable caps, acrylic paint, brush, fringe scissors, foil tissue paper confetti
This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. And let me tell you, if these 17 ornament projects weren’t enough for you, you’ll definitely want to check out what everyone came up with. I’m blown away with the materials that were used (think copper sheets, veneer, peppermints, paper and more!)
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 :)
That’s right, this project only takes 2 minutes! I used dried cedar and berries from my previous wreath DIY, but you can forage your plants from outside or even take some clippings from your tree.
Just add your plants to a clear ornament, arrange with tweezers if necessary. Much less hassle than the ornament terrariums I made last year, but the same impact!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember the ornament making craft day I had with some lovely bloggers (Mere, Lauren, Melissa, Emily, Camille). I thought I’d share some photos of the event to help get you in the DIY ornament spirit!