The month of December is the perfect time to make ornaments! Making homemade ornaments a great ways for kids to make some new ornaments that they can hang on the Christmas tree or also to give to family and friends as gifts. These Poured Paint Ornaments are just one of the fun ways to make your own ornaments at home.
What I like about these poured paint ornaments is they are EASY, inexpensive and FUN to make. This is a great craft idea that both adults and kids can enjoy together.
Here are the supplies that you will need:
- Clear plastic ball ornaments with removable tops
- Acrylic paint
- Small cups or containers
- Ribbon or ornament hooks/hangers (optional)
For these ornaments I used the Apple Barrel acrylic paint that I found at Walmart for only $.50 cents a bottle. The ornaments I found at my local Dollar Tree for a 2-pack for $1. The ornaments that I bought came with little ribbon to hang the ornament but if yours do not, you will need some ribbon or ornament hangers too!
Poured Paint Ornaments Tutorial
You will first want to start with removing the top from your ornament.
Next part is where is starts to get fun! Take your paint bottle and squirt a small amount of paint into the bottom of the ornament. Turn the ornament a little and take another color and squirt a little bit of that color into the ornament. If you have a third color, turn the ornament and add a squirt of that color too!
Once you have the desired amount of paint in the ornament, start turning and twisting slowly to allow paint to coat the inside of the ornament. This is one of the best parts, watching the colors mix together to make your own unique look.
Keep turning which gives it a marbleized look, but make sure not to turn all the way upside down because the paint will DRIP out and make a mess. Paint usually doesn’t remove very easily either.
Once you get tired of turning the ornament place it in a paper cup or container to allow paint to continue to coat the inside of the ornament and also allow the excess paint to drip into container for easy cleanup.
You will want to leave the ornament in the cup draining for at least 6-12 hours depending on how thick the paint is. You will want to make sure that the ornament is dry before hanging on your tree otherwise the paint will slowly move to bottom of the ornament and may take hours or days to harden. It will also ruin the look of the ornament if you hang it before it is dry.
What is neat is the marbled look of the paint inside the cup!
I also found even bigger clear plastic ornaments at the Dollar Tree that gives you even more room in the ornament to paint! These of course were $1 for one big ornament but they would be perfect for making gifts with.
Once your ornaments are completely dry they are ready to hang on the tree. Or be put in a box and wrapped to go under a tree.
Looking for the perfect craft idea to make with the family? These Poured Paint Ornaments is the PERFECT way for your family to create a set of ornaments that you can make together that will have memories that you can share for years to come.