Create Gorgeous Marbleized Christmas Ornaments With This Tutorial

9 Materials
30 Minutes

I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas and Christmas colors. What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to make your own ornaments? In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through making gorgeous, and super easy, marbleized ornaments. With just a few materials, you’ll be ready to rock that tree.

Tools and materials:

  • Clear ornaments
  • Cups
  • Floetrol
  • Acrylic paint in 4-8 different colors
  • Water
  • Foam block
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Clear varnish or sealer
  • Ribbon or wire
Marbleized ornaments
Prepare your paint

For this project, you’re going to be using the acrylic pour method, where you essentially pour the paint onto the ornament. First, though, you have to prepare the paint. Grab a cup and mix ⅔ Floetrol with ⅓ acrylic paint until fully combined. Then mix in just a bit of water to thin it out. The consistency should be like that of warm honey. Do this for all the colors you’re going to use. If you’re doing your project the same as mine, that’s seven colors. 

Marbleized Christmas ornaments
Create your acrylic pour

Now you’re going to prepare the acrylic pour by simply pouring the different colors into a cup in the combination of your choosing. I made two different color combinations, both of which I love for Christmas. The first was gold, red, green, and white. The second was silver, blue, teal, and white. Just pour the colors into the cups, one after the other. Don’t mix them. 

DIY marbleized glass ornaments
Set up the ornaments

To stand up your ornaments for pouring, all you’ll need is a foam block with popsicle sticks stuck into it. Open up your ornaments and place them upside down onto the sticks. Make sure they’re spaced out so that they aren’t touching each other. Though no specific prep is needed on the ornaments, I do recommend just washing and drying them first to make sure there’s no dust or anything on them.

Marbleized glass ornaments
Pour the paint

Now it’s time for the fun part. Grab your cup and just pour it over ornaments, starting from the top, in a circular motion. Make sure the whole ornament is covered in the paint mixture. I made four ornaments, two in each color combination. After you’re done, let them dry overnight. 

How to make Christmas ornaments
Seal them

Once your ornaments are completely dry, grab some clear varnish or sealer and spray all around the ornament. This will seal in the color and give you a glossy finish. 

How to DIY Christmas ornaments
Add ribbon

After your ornaments are sealed and dry, close them back up. Then take some ribbon or wire and add it to the ornament. You can use anything you want to hang them, but I personally like to use ribbon in a corresponding color. 

Marbleized Christmas ornaments on the tree

That’s it! I chose to hang mine up on this little tree I have on my desk, but they’ll look so amazing on a Christmas tree, too. I just love them. They’re so cool and unique and they were so easy to make! I definitely recommend giving this project a shot; you won’t regret it! Of course, if you do make these, I want to see your results, so show me in the comments! 

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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Nov 30, 2020

    Beautiful pour work 😻😻😻. I had only seen paint poured inside the ornament, these seem easier and just as pretty. One thing I discovered, cleaning the ornaments with alcohol helps the paint stick better

  • Patty Patty on Dec 02, 2020

    I was wondering if you had to add floetrol.ive always wanted to make some on canvas

    • Mary McDonald Mary McDonald on Dec 29, 2020

      She explains it in the video. She used the blue paint at the beginning to explain how each colour is mixed with Floetrol first.