Remember back in the old days when I posted craft projects all the time?! It’s been a while, but I have a fun one today that I think you’ll really enjoy. And it’s so easy. Even the most uncrafty among us can handle this. 😉
We’re basically pouring paint into plastic ball ornaments ans swirling it around until it makes the prettiest marbled look! And since the paint goes inside, there’s not even a mess to clean up after. I love buying/making a few new ornaments for our tree each year, and these turned out to be some of my all-time favorites! The best part is that you can customize these paint filled ornaments to match any holiday color scheme.
Here’s the process and some pictures of me making my masterpieces. 🙂 I saw some cheap plastic ball ornaments and new I could do something fun with them! Yes, you could use glass, but I’m not all about breaking my craft projects, okay?! You can get these at Dollar Tree – the large size is $1.00 each and the smaller ones come in packs of two for $1.00! I thought $.50 was a steal, so I stocked up. (I also saw these at Michaels that are $10 for 25 ornaments.) Then I picked up some acrylic paint and went home with six colors that match our all of Christmas decor.
– Plastic ball ornaments
– Acrylic paint
– Paper plates
– Plastic cups
Okay, once you have all your supplies, it’s time to start playing with paint! Take the tops off the ornaments and choose a paint color to start with. Then squeeze a good amount into an ornament and swirl it around as the paint coats the inside. Don’t be afraid to go heavy on the paint, because it really needs a thick coat. Kingston helped me make some of these, and we found that his had streaks where the plastic wasn’t coated after they dried. So I went back and dripped a little more paint on those sections and let them dry again. I don’t think he used enough paint, so that caused them to streak.
You could stop here and do a solid color if you wanted! (I actually didn’t think of that until after I was finished with all my ornaments-ha!) But if you’re going for a marbled look like mine, choose another color and start swirling again. It’s so cool to watch how the paint makes different patterns every time you add a new color. Just repeat the process until the inside of your plastic ornament is completely coated with paint. When you finish an ornament turn it upside down to let the excess paint drip out. I cut the bottom out of some plastic cups and let them drip onto paper plates.
Aren’t these fun?! I love that each ornament looks different, but they all compliment each other. I hope you give them a try! Go ahead and stock up on supplies, because Christmas break will be here before we know it. 🙂