Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving is this week and after that it’s right into the Christmas season at our house. Today we’re sharing an inexpensive and easy hand painted glass ball Christmas ornaments tutorial. Also, we’re participating in a Holiday Blog Hop so we’ll be sharing links to a lot of awesome projects. And, a $100 Amazon gift card giveaway!
I had many of the supplies needed for making this ornament. What I didn’t have I bought at Walmart.
- Glass or clear plastic ball ornaments (I bought mine at Walmart for .96 cents each)
- Acrylic paint in colors of choice
- Paint brushes
- Paint pens
- Glitter (I used a fine crystal glitter)
- 5/8 inch Ribbon of choice
Pour the paint color of your choice into a clean clear ornament ball.
Carefully swirl the paint inside the ball until it is completely covered. Set balls upside down in a small container to drain any excess paint. The excess paint can be poured back into the original bottle.
Give the paint on the inside of the ball about an hour to dry. Now paint different sized polka dots in your choice of colors on the outside of the ball. I gave my dots three coats of paint letting the paint air dry in between each coat. If you’re going to add glitter, do so before the polka dot paint dries.
After the polka dots and glitter have totally dried, (An hour or more) blow or very carefully dust off the excess glitter. Thread a piece of ribbon (approximately 10 inches long) through the ornament hanger.
Tie in a knot and trim raw edges.
A creative and festive way to help make Christmas a merry one!!