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DIY Marbled Christmas Ornaments

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DIY Marbled Christmas Ornament using black and white acrylic craft paints. These are so easy to make and make a beautiful addition to any Christmas decor. Any combination of colors can be used.
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First, you will need clear glass or plastic ornaments, and some paper cups to hold the ornaments while the excess paint drains out of the ornaments.
  • diy marbled christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
My daughter and I used only black, white, and silver acrylic craft paints for our project because our Christmas tree theme that year was all black and white.
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Remove the cap to the ornament and pour a small amount of paint directly in to the ornament, move the ornament in a circular motion to cover the inside of the ornament. Add another color and repeat the process.
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Add enough paint in the different colors to cover the entire inside of the glass ornament. Wait at least five minutes to allow the paint to dry on the inside and "stick" to the inside of the ornament. Place the ornament in a paper cup, open side down, so that any excess paint can drain out of the ornament. If you do this step too soon you may end up with empty spots on the inside of the ornament. If this happens, simply add more paint to cover it up.
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The end result is a beautiful marbled and one of a kind Christmas ornament.
  • diy marbled christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
A look at our fabulous Black and White Christmas tree.

To see more: http://modernonmonticello.com/2013/12/black-and-white-christmas-ornaments/

  • Vicki
    Vicki Glens Falls, NY
    on Dec 13, 2015

    I also made these in the some color palette. I had some small plastic bottles like what you buy for traveling. I put some paint in each bottle then added some water to thin it out a bit so the paint would swirl around the ornament better. I put all three colors in at the same time and got a more marbled effect. Also got my ornaments at a.c. Moore for a buck each.

  • Nancy
    Nancy Prescott, WI
    on Dec 13, 2015

    We used to do these when my girls were little - now ages 26, and 32. We loved them! They were always uniquie and beautiful!

  • Heidi Smith
    Heidi Smith Leander, TX
    on Dec 14, 2015

    Beautiful!!

  • Mary King
    Mary King Cincinnati, OH
    on Dec 17, 2015

    Did this with grandkids and used sharpie permanent marker to put names on the top of the ornament hanger top

  • Carol
    Carol Johnston, RI
    on Dec 22, 2015

    I'VE done this with the glass globes. Christmas colors, red,white,blue for 4th of July etc. Then i added thin ribbon as round the neck of the globe & added small silk flowers they were beautiful. After a few years I got sick of them so I added water to the globes inside & peeled the paint out. I then put glue (my own mod podge) & pink acrylic paint on the Outside and made ramdon designs here & there & added alittle glitter (Kirks Folly,has moons,stars beautiful glitter) on top of the painted glue and they came out beautiful. I then bought LED lights (the little box $4.00) put them in & lite them ,really gorgeous in all my windows. Looks great from inside & out. You could also put flowers inside or anything. I like this better because of that. When you paint the inside, you can't add water, the paint would come off. So there's much more you can do with them painted outside.

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