With the right supplies, making your own DIY Ornaments can a really enjoyable family craft that make wonderful keepsakes, or lovely gifts.
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How to Make Beautifully Marbled DIY Ornaments
Recently, I lead Olivia’s Girl Scout Troop meeting showing the girls how to make these easy DIY ornaments. Everyone had such a blast expressing their creativity with these. You can make these as simple or elaborate as you wish.
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- Clear Glass Ornaments (for kids, I recommend using Acrylic Ornaments)
- Apple Barrel Acrylic or FolkArt Marble Paints
- Bakers Twine, Tulle, Ribbon or Tinsel Wire
- Optional Items:
- Other Items:
- newspaper, scissors, paper towels, small paper cups
- Cover your work surface with newspaper then gather all your supplies to make the DIY ornaments.
- Choose 2-4 paint colors to work with.
- Remove the ornament cap and set aside.
- Hold the ornament at an angle and slowly squeeze the paint, allowing it to run down the side.
- Repeat with the second color and gently turn the ornament to swirl the paint.
- Add additional paint as needed.
- Once you are happy with your ornament, set it upside down in a small paper cup, allowing the excess paint to drip out.
- Let the ornaments drip and dry for at least one hour (overnight is best).
- Secure the ornament cap and add ribbon to hang the ornament.
Embellish your DIY Ornaments (Optional)
Here are some ways to personalize your gorgeous DIY ornaments even further:
- To add a little shimmer, lightly paint the ornament with Mod Podge Extreme Glitter and hang to dry at least 1 hour.
- Use a Sharpie to write your name and the year, or use your Cricut Cutting Machine to design and cut adhesive vinyl cutouts for your ornaments.
- To add more colors and sparkle, use embellishments such as sticky jewels or scrapbook rhinestone tape.
- You can even use stickers! After you place your stickers on, brush them with a thin coat of Clear Mod Podge to help them stay on.
Pro Tip: smaller embellishments work best.
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More Homemade Christmas Ideas
- Make Your Own Star Crayons
- Scrap Wood Photo Blocks
- Snowman Mason Jar Gift
- Holiday Cricut Projects
- DIY Ribbon Ornaments