Easy Kintsugi Christmas Ornaments

4 Materials
5 Minutes

Hi! It's Jess from Jessica Welling Interiors. I'm currently obsessed with kintsugi- the Japanese art of repairing ceramics and pottery with gold. So today we're making kintsugi-inspired glass ball ornaments. This project seriously takes five minutes (plus dry time), so let's get started! Hop on over to my blog to see my favorite paint for this project!

First, remove the metal top hook from the ornament. Just pull it straight up and it should come out.

Shake your paint well before you start, and if you take any breaks. If you don't it will separate and you'll have red pigment coming through. I like to start painting the kintsugi lines from the top of the ornament.

Paint the lines to look like repaired cracks in the glass. Make the lines intersect with other lines. Once the lines are painted on the top, let it dry for a few hours.

Now that the top is dry, turn it over and continue the lines on the bottom. Let that dry too, replace the metal top, and you're done!

Next, come check out these gold-dipped glass ball ornaments using the same supplies!

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2 questions
  • Tina
    on Nov 26, 2019


  • Donna
    on Dec 9, 2019

    They are beautiful! May I ask, where did you let them dry? Also, approximately how many lines should I put in each bulb? I tend to get carried away, for lack of a of a better term 🤣

    Thank you in advance!

    Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Donna in Brookville, Ohi♥️

    • Donna
      on Dec 29, 2019

      Thank you for your reply. And to your question at the end, Do I have anything I’d like to break...?

      That would be half the things in my house, SO I could start over by

      DIY*ing everything 🤣

      I love your ideas!! ❤️

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