DIY Antiqued Christmas Ornaments

by JessaHomeOnTheAvenue
6 Materials
2 Hours

These DIY Christmas tree ornaments are easy and look great on your tree. They look antiqued and almost give off a velvety look.

Here are the supplies you will need.

*Some clear Christmas ornaments or any old ornaments you would like to paint over would work too.

*Acrylic Paint in whatever color you would like your ornaments to be

*Baking Soda

*rub n’ buff


You’re going to start my mixing some baking soda with acrylic paint. The ratio I would say is 2 parts baking soda to 1 part paint. Then just brush it onto your ornament. You want to be pretty generous with the paint layer. I did not, but if you wanted, you could wait for the first layer to dry then add another layer of paint.

Once you’re done covering the ornament in paint, while the paint is still wet, sprinkle baking soda all over the surface of the ornament. Then let it sit at least an hour until the paint is dry. As you can see in the background, I used a box with pencils stuck into it to set the ornament on while it dried.

This is what they will look like once your done with this step.

While the paint is drying, take the toppers from the ornaments and brush them with rub n’ buff. You can use a paint brush or even a paper towel to apply this. Just brush until the surface is completely covered.

Once the paint is dry, take a dry brush and brush off the excess baking soda from the ornament.

I don’t have a picture to show this step, but after I brushed off the baking soda I felt like I wanted a little more dimension so I took just a very small amount of rub n’ buff on a brush and dabbed it randomly on the ornament.

Once everything was good and dry I tied some skinny velvet ribbon I purchased from Hobby Lobby and tied them to the ornaments and they were ready to hang.

Look how pretty! These were so easy to make and look so pretty hanging on my tree!

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Suggested materials:
  • Clear Christmas ornaments   (Dollar tree)
  • Acrylic paint   (Walmart)
  • Rub n’ buff   (Hobby Lobby)
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