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Tutorial: DIY Christmas Ornaments

Sometimes its hard to find bulb ornaments in the right color. You walk up and down the Christmas decor isles hoping the perfect coral red or mint green will appear. You feel despair as you walk past ornaments in lime green, forest green, emerald green etc.

Well forget waiting for manufacturers to make the color ornaments you want! Make them yourself. Here’s how:

1. Head to your local craft store and purchase glass bulb ornaments and acrylic craft paints in your dream color. It may be a good idea to buy nonflammable brands of acrylic paint so read the labels!

2. Pour a liberal amount of paint into glass bulb.

3. Shake, roll, twist, and turn your bulb ornament until paint has coated the entire surface. You may have to pour more paint into the ornament as you shake and color begins to spread!

4. Allow ornament to dry for 24-48 hours. You may want to place your bulb upside down for drying so excess paint can come out.

5. Replace the top of ornament so you can hang!

What colors would you use?

July 20, 2011 - 5:11 pm

mandy - Genius!! I feel exactly that way about the colors being offered to me! I am doing this. And the colors you chose are perfect in my opinion.

July 22, 2011 - 9:25 am

Becca - I love this! So shiny! Thanks for sharing!

September 29, 2011 - 11:25 pm

vanessa - What a great idea and they turned out looking so beautiful!

November 15, 2011 - 6:08 am

BeccaMarie - I still love this, how much paint would you say you used for each bobble? Like, how many could be made using one tube of paint?

November 15, 2011 - 9:46 am

keighley - Becca- I think I used have a bottle of paint for each ornament. You have to SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! xo

November 18, 2011 - 10:34 pm

samantha peterson - hey would you mind sharing the colors you used- they are lovely!

November 21, 2011 - 12:08 pm

keighley - Hey Samantha! Here are the colors I used.

Ceramcoat Colors (Delta)

Bright Red 02503
Oyster White 02492
Key Lime 02672
Green Tea 02584

November 23, 2011 - 12:59 pm
December 3, 2011 - 3:16 am

mimi - I can’t get over how beautiful these colors are!!! What a super fab idea…Thanks for sharing this!

December 10, 2011 - 8:04 am

Ashley BrooKe - thanks! I’m going to do some pink, blue, green, crimson, and purple ones for my nursing school friends :)

December 10, 2011 - 8:46 am

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December 15, 2011 - 3:23 pm

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December 20, 2011 - 11:16 am

Beth - I LOVE these! So genius!

February 7, 2012 - 9:39 am

kumi - nice but simple~
will decor my room brighter :D
thanks :d

October 15, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Josey - I’ve done these before but didn’t like the smell of paint that just doesn’t seem to go away.

October 22, 2012 - 1:53 pm

camberley - Hi Josey-

Did you use acrylic paints with this craft? I’m wondering if it’s the paint you used that caused this smell….

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December 4, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Amy - Love the colors you choose-so classy!

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December 11, 2012 - 2:02 pm

NIKA - Oh it’s just such a lovely and nice/clever idea how to make your own christmas special ornaments:)

Love it:)


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