DIY Embossed Christmas Ornaments

by Sahana
This week, are you ready to make another interesting ornament for your Christmas tree? It is so simple and easy to make. All you need is puffy paint, acrylic paint and of course a plain plastic or glass Christmas ornament. Let's see how.
Use a marker to draw your design on the ornament. This is an optional step. If you are confident enough you can skip this step and start with the next step directly.
Use puffy paint to go over the design and allow it to dry. Remove the top part and use a clothespin to hold the ornament. Mount it on the edge of any basket to make the ornament stand straight while it dries. (Refer the video to see it in action)
Once the puffy paint dries, apply three coats of acrylic paint over the entire ornament to create an embossed design look. I used Folkart Multi-surface paint and it took 3 coats of paint to get the opaque look but it may differ if you use normal acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry and your ornament is ready to hang on your Christmas tree. How easy was that ?
Here are some other ideas using the same technique, If you want to see how I made the snowmen ornament, you can watch the video below.
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  • Dio14058109 Dio14058109 on Nov 29, 2016
    Very cute idea! This is something that I would like to do with my kids in children's church. About how long does it take each coat of paint to dry? Also do you know of a stensil we could use to draw on the ornament? I have little ones-elementary so our drawing skills sometimes need a little help.

    Love the idea and will be doing. Was wondering if you think it's possible to add a small photo after the final drying stage and then maybe coating that (or maybe the whole ornament) with modge-podge or equivalent? Please let me if you think it's a possibility. Thanks!

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