Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 13 - Easy Breezy Ornaments!

Today's project is super easy, fun and it can be a great project for kids as well as a gift! So let's get started!

Here's what you'll need:

Paint - any type of craft paint (glass, acrylic, metallic,etc)
see the picture below for some of the ones I used.
Glitter - silver, green, blue, red, white
Clear glass or plastic bulbs - I purchased mine from Michaels but you can find them in many places.
Ribbon - your color choice

Here are the few simple steps:
1. Choose the colors you would like to use (I used two or three paint colors and one glitter color.
2. Remove the cap of the bulb. Take your first color and squeeze about 1 tbsp of paint into the glass bulb. Turn the bulb slowly and watch it come alive. Let it drip up and down and all around, being careful to not let it drip out of the bulb top. Once it looks good, repeat the process with your second or third color.
3. Next, pour 1 tsp of glitter (via funnel) into the bulb, slowly turn the bulb so the glitter grabs the paint and coats the bulb. If you want the glitter to be loose in the bulb and not stick to the paint, let the paint dry overnight and then add your glitter.
4. Lastly choose a complimentary ribbon and tie it to the top hook.

Optional additions/alternatives :

  • You can use Stickles or some other glitter glue to write a name or holiday sentiment on the outside of the bulb.
  • If you don't have paint or would rather work with something a little less messy, try shredded colored paper or basket fillings.
  • You can also decorate the top and outside of the bulb with holly, flowers, bells, etc.

See below for a sample bare bulb and some examples

Sample glass bulb

White acrylic paint, blue metallic and white glitter

Green metallic, yellow glass paint, red acrylic and red glitter

Red acrylic, green acrylic and green glitter

Each will be unique and different, so get started, have fun and be Scrappy!

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11 Scrappy thoughts:

luci said...

I just cam across your blog and love the decorated jars idea. these baubles look fantastic too.

Julie Boeck said...

I think these are so beautiful and they would look lovely on any tree!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Fun! I used to make these several years back. I was thinking on doing them again this year. Thanks for reminding me about just how fun this project is to do! Theresa

JO SOWERBY said...

cool ornaments. if u want the edible glitter it comes in a variety of gorgeous shades!
plus cupcakes = yummy
jo xxx

Michelle said...

I have done something like that in the past with swirling paint in them!! :) I love all the different ones you made.. so pretty!!

Jean said...

These are so pretty! said...

Very cool! I did a set of these for one of our first Christmases and we still put them on the tree every year.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

I tried to make an ornament last year - plain ornament, red paint (for the outside) = a disaster! This idea seems fool-proof! Another thing added to my list! I love it!

Tracey said...

What a beautiful and unique idea, love these baubles - thanks for sharing XXX

helena said...

fantastic method - so much less mess than decorating the outside - thanks

dianapena8 said...

These are amazing and very creative =Di