Epic Dollar Store Ornament Makeover

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Turn plain plastic ornaments from the the dollar store into fancy ornate decorations that your friends wont even believe you made!
First you will need some inexpensive ornaments, plastic is best as they will be going through a process and it would be so sad to break one after all creating such a beautiful transformation!
First step to cover your ornaments with DIY (clay based) Paint! The clay in the paint will adhere easily to plastic and slick surfaces and you can also create beautiful texture for a vintage look. This paint has just nine ingredients with out any harsh chemicals, and the colors are so beautiful!
Step Two, create fancy details with Iron Orchid Decor moulds. These awesome moulds come in dozens of designs and can be used with various types of clay, or even resin.
I used paper clay for this because it's easy to work with, durable and best of all you can remove the clay easily before it dries and place it around the round surface of the ornament.
After you glue the moulds in place you will want to paint over them and add a dark wax to highlife all the wonderful details.
For a totally different look add white wax over a dark color
You can see the whole process here in my quick video tutorial
For more details more photos, tips and a complete list of supplies used in this project please visit my blog, http://debisdesigndiary.com/dollar-store-craft-makeover-with-fancy-molds-and-diy-paint/
you will find lots of great tutorials on my blog and over 100 fun videos on my Youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIp7rXN2jsXwC-ISMEHxZcQ
I hope you give this project a try! I would love to know how you would use these moulds in the comments!

Suggested materials:

  • DIY clay based paint   (http://debisdesigndiary.com/shop/)
  • Iron Orchid moulds   (http://amzn.to/2iml0i4)

Debi Beard
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  • Ida9464 Ida9464 on Nov 22, 2019
    What does all this cost if you start with nothing? Anyone?😬

  • Sara Sara on Nov 22, 2019

    I love the background music you chose. What’s the name and artist? I tried to find it in YouTube with the title “shut up”, since that’s the only word I can really hear her repeat several times

  • Zina Lambert Zina Lambert on Nov 23, 2019

    How long does it take for the clay to dry?


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  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Nov 17, 2020

    Absolutely love this project ~ you took plain to pretty! These transformed Christmas tree bulbs will add such a lovely vintage touch to any holiday tree, wreath or table decoration.

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  • Tonya Tonya on Dec 04, 2020