DIY Christmas Ornament - #christmasornament

So please don't think I am too crazy when you see this.. I promise it looks lovely in the end. I love to upcycle and reuse things I already have. Unfortunately some of our Christmas ornaments have faded or simply are a bit old. Instead of throwing them out, try to think of some clever ways to reuse them..Here is what I did
I really wanted to give my old baubles some texture so added some rice..
I put a layer of PVA glue (or Elmers glue in USA) over the bauble . I used PVA instead of mod podge as I thought it is thicker so the rice would stick nicer to it.
sprinkle rice over the bauble, then seal with a layer of PVA and let dry. I repeated the step twice to make sure it is all covered. Then simply spray painted in gold, sprinkled some glitter and sealed with acrylic spray.
Hope you like the result!!
From Evija with Love
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  • Mary Grosenheider Mary Grosenheider on Nov 04, 2016
    Did you use a spray on glue for the second coat? If not, how did you do it?

  • Elizabeth Borgelt Elizabeth Borgelt on Nov 15, 2016
    Can you seal it with glue and will that dull the sparkle?

  • Sarah Evartt Sarah Evartt on Dec 18, 2018

    In the picture it looks as if there are different colors.. How did you achieve this?

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  • Danielle Danielle on May 19, 2021

    I wouldn’t have thought of using rice for texture. Great job on this! 👍🏼

  • Martine Werdmüller Martine Werdmüller on Mar 06, 2022

    Hi Evija, last year i made similar christmas ornaments from pasta glued on styroform baubles and spray painted them. Your idea is also amazing will sure give it a try this year.