Hello everyone I have a fun Homemade Christmas Ornaments project for you today!! Hope your weather is holding up where you are! We have a pretty layer of snow with more on the way…I just love the snow…makes everything look so pretty! I also love how quiet it is and how it makes life slow down for a bit. Sometimes you just need that! It’s been a while since I put up a paint project, on account of working on holiday decorating. But yesterday I tried out a painted project using Cece Caldwell paint on glass ornaments, and let me just say, I am IN LOVE with how they turned out! They are simple and inexpensive to create and you can get the exact color you’re looking for every time.
What You’ll Need:
Clear Glass Christmas Balls
Glue or Mod Podge
Paintbrush for Glue and Stirring
To begin take off the tops of the ornaments and set aside to be glittered. You are then ready to work with the paints. I chose to use Simply White and a mix of Pittsburgh Gray, Santa Fe Turquoise, and Chesapeake Blue.
I started with the Simply White ornaments first by pouring some in a cup and adding the smallest amount of water. Basically you want the consistency of a heavy creamer or a little bit thicker. Start with less water, you can always add more if needed. I was then ready to pour the paints into the ornament using the funnel.
Once the paint has been poured, give it a good swirl to cover completely and pour out extra. You can then set aside and let it dry. One plus, Cece Caldwell paint dries very quickly so it doesn’t take much time to dry. After the Simply White ornaments were complete, I poured my own concoction of colors, from the colors listed above, in the Simply White to create a robin egg blue and repeated all the steps.
While the ornaments were drying, I painted the tops with glue and dipped them in a mix of glitter to give a vintage look. You can achieve the same look by mixing gold, silver, and white glitter; as well as, using a mix of regular size glitter and the fine stuff like I used on the other ornaments.
Once it’s dry and the tops have been replaced, you’re done! I love the pretty, unique colors and how soft and glass like they appear. And mixed in with the glittered ornaments I showed how to do the other day in THIS POST, I think they are fun, classic, and simple.
Some of you may have missed it from my Thanksgiving post, but we’re having a little fun…I want you to send me pictures of your holiday decor, along with your favorite thing about the Christmas season. For those that send in pictures, you will be entered to win three sample colors of your choice of Cece Caldwell paint. Then, next week I will share your holiday decor on the blog, along with the winner. The deadline to send in pictures to my email, firstname.lastname@example.org, is Sunday, December 9 at 11:59pm Central Time. Don’t miss out on getting to share and get the opportunity to receive a fun treat!