It’s December 1st! Can you believe it? There are only 24 days until Christmas (and my birthday)! I bet you’re all finished decorating for Christmas, right? NO? Yea, me either. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you my new favorite Holiday DIY project. I knew I wanted marble ornaments for my tree but I couldn’t find any for a decent price, so I figured I’d try to make them. “If it can be done, I’ll find a way to do it cheaper” – My motto and the phrase that can be heard right before I bite off more than I can chew! Not with this project, though. This how to for Marble Christmas Ornament is easy breezy, I promise. Check it out!
Step One. Gather your materials.
You’re going to need GLASS clear ornaments. I couldn’t find there anywhere except in the Holiday Craft section at Hobby Lobby. You probably don’t want the ones with a shimmery look to them, just the plain clear glass ornaments. Pick up some craft paint while your there (I’d say 1 large of each color or two small, I almost ran out of gray). I went for a typical gray and white marble but you can have fun with it and add as many colors as you would like. You’ll also need a small measuring cup or anything with a spout for pouring.
Step Two. Prepare the Paint.
Pour some paint in your little measuring cup. I layered my paint a bit to make it mix better. Be generous, You’ll use it, I promise. Then take a toothpick or the thin end of a paintbrush and swirl the paint once or twice. No need to do it too much, you don’t want the colors to start to mix.
Step 3. Pour the Paint.
Carefully start to pour the paint in the glass ornament (you gotta take the metal lid thing off, duh). This part will get a little messy so make sure you’re not painting on your perfectly stained gray table like me… oops!
Step Four. Swirl your Paint.
Now start to turn your ornament around so that the paint begins to cover all of the inside of the ornament.
You may want to tap it (lightly) against your hand or the table to give the paint a little extra push so that you’re not waiting for years for it to move. You may have to add paint if yours stops moving. DO NOT use a paint brush on the inside, it will ruin the marble affect.
Step Five. Let it Dry.
You’re pretty much done. Now clean the outside of the ornament to make sure that you get all of the paint off. Turn them upside down and let them dry OVERNIGHT.
Step 6. You’re all done!
The next morning when they’re done, put the metal tops back on and they’re ready to hang! And now you’re the coolest kid on the block.
Let me know if you get a chance to try this little DIY. I’d love to know what colors you used and how they turned out. I’ve done a couple of “back painted glass” (which is what I’m calling this thing where you put paint inside of a glass thing) vases and I an seriously considering buying every glass thing ever and back-painting it. It’s way too easy not to try and it gives such a cool, expensive look.