How to Make DIY Velvet Ornaments in a Few Easy Steps

I'm going to show you how to create stunning DIY velvet ornaments inspired by the sold-out Studio McGee collection. Trust me; it's easier than you think, and the results are absolutely magical. Let's dive into the step-by-step tutorial.

Tools and materials

  • Round ornaments
  • Velvet flocking powder (various colors available on Etsy)
  • Skewers
  • Paint in a similar color to the flocking powder
  • Ornament lollipops
  • Box for drying
  • Glue
  • Gold Rub and Buff
  • Velvet ribbon

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Before we start crafting, ensure you have all the materials listed above. You can easily find round ornaments at your local craft store.

Prepping the ornaments

Step 2: Prep Your Ornament

Start with any round ornament of your choice.

Attaching the ornaments to skewers

Remove the cap and tape the bottom to a skewer. This will make the painting and drying process much more manageable.

Colored flocking powder

Step 3: Choose Your Flocking Powder

Head to Etsy and grab some velvet flocking powder. The variety of colors available will let you customize your ornaments to match your decor. Plus, it won't break the bank!

Painting the ornaments

Step 4: Paint Your Ornament

Select a paint color that matches your chosen flocking powder. Apply a smooth coat of paint to your ornament, covering it entirely. This will serve as the base for the velvet flocking.

Drying the painted ornaments

Step 5: Dry as Ornament Lollipops

Poke the ornament lollipops into a stiff cardboard box and allow them to dry. This ensures an even coat and prevents any smudging while the paint sets.

Applying glue with a brush

Step 6: Glue and Flock

Brush a generous amount of glue onto the dried ornament.

Covering the ornament with velvet flocking powder

Immediately cover the ornament with the velvet flocking powder and press the powder firmly with your hands to ensure it sticks well.

Applying gold Rub 'n Buff

Step 7: Add a Touch of Gold

For that extra touch of elegance, brush some gold Rub 'n Buff onto the caps of your ornaments. This step adds a beautiful metallic accent.

Tying with a velvet ribbon

Step 8: Finish with Velvet Ribbon

Complete your masterpiece by adding a touch of velvet ribbon to the top. This not only enhances the aesthetic but also provides a practical way to hang your ornaments.

DIY velvet ornaments

DIY velvet ornaments

Stand back and admire your gorgeous DIY velvet ornaments. These beauties are sure to add a touch of luxury to your holiday decor. If you've followed along and created your version of the Studio McGee-inspired ornaments, share your success in the comments!

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