Hey everyone, 19 days til Christmas and counting! I am not a super big Christmas person though, I much prefer Halloween. Also I’m the kind of gal who likes to keep her Christmas lights up all year long, so technically I’m always festive. One thing I do love about this holiday though is the ornaments. Growing up my mom hand painted tons of ornaments for our tree. Dad would cut the wooden shapes out with his jigsaw, Mom would paint them, and I’d spend hours under the tree staring into the decked out depths of out dapper spruce.
Anyway, my mom eventually started working in glass ornaments. By that time, I wanted to make my own; and I did. Today’s project is a (much better) remake of one of my first original projects.
- Acrylic Paint (Red, Black, White)
- Blank Christmas Ornaments
- Squared Paint Brush
- Sponge Dauber
- Krylon Gloss Spray
- Mini-cups (or something to set your ornaments on while they dry.)
Step 1: Remove the top. Pour a generous amount of white paint into your bauble.
Swirl around until the entire inside is covered in white.
Step 2: Now here is the tricky part, making almost 1/2 of the sphere red. I ended up putting the ornament back into the plastic molding that it came in, making sure it’s centered. Then I lightly traced around the bauble with a pencil.
Step 3: Paint the ornament red down to the line you just drew.
Let Dry. Apply more coats if necessary, I needed two.
Step 4: Using your squared paint brush, paint a line of black directly under the red section, all the way around the bauble.
Step 5: Using your dauber, put a white circle in the middle of your ball.
Outline the white circle you just made in black. Then draw a smaller circle inside the ball. Let Dry.
Step 6: Spray your ornament with clear gloss to protect it. (not pictured)
Once that dries, add a ribbon and hang on your tree.
I’ll be back with another holiday how-to later this month. Until then if you want some nerdy holiday crafts you can make my Gingerbread Mario Stocking.
Til Next Time!