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Colorful Ornament Set DIY

By: Emma Pniewski

Create these vivid, colorful DIY Ornaments to brighten your Christmas holiday decor.

At a Glance:

Project #15176 Skill Level: Advanced Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
supplies

Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - White, 8 oz. - 22461E

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$5.49
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - True Green, 2 oz. - 21968E

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$1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Lemon, 2 oz. - 21964E

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$1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Atlantis, 2 oz. - 21971E

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$1.39
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Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Black, 2 oz. - 21985E

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$1.39
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Lettering and Detail Set - 30775

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$6.99
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Bronze Taklon Set, 3 pc. - 50559

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$3.99
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Delta Sobo ® Glue - 4 oz. - 800010402

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$3.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Plastic ball ornaments
  • Stencil tape
  • Small, multi-colored pom poms
  • Wire cutters
  • Thin wooden dowels
  • Ruler
  • Styrofoam balls
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Small plastic dog figurines
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels, Water basin

Instructions

Marbled Ornaments

  1. Pour a generous amount of white paint inside the ornament. Add the colored paint you have selected into the ornament. The ratio should be about 3:2, white paint to colored paint.
  2. Close the lid and carefully swirl the ornament creating a marbled pattern.
  3. Remove the lid and place it upside down to remove the excess paint.

String Light Ornaments

  1. Pour a generous amount of white paint in the ornament. Swirl the ornament until the inside of the ornament is evenly covered. Place it upside down to drain the excess paint.
  2. With a thin brush, paint a black line curling around the ornament. See project photo for reference.
  3. Apply a small amount of colorful paint to you or your child’s index finger and make fingerprints along the painted black line to look like lights.

Pom Pom Ornaments

  1. Remove the metal hanger from the plastic ornament.
  2. Using stencil tape, mask off the bottom of the plastic ornament.
  3. Using a flat brush, paint the top half of the ornament with one of the rainbow colors. Let dry.
  4. Remove the tape and fill your ornament with multi-colored pom poms.
  5. Return the metal hanger to the ornament.  

Dowel Ornaments

  1. Using wire cutters, cut several wooden dowels into 4-inch pieces.
  2. Using a flat brush, paint the dowels and Styrofoam balls the same color. Let dry.
  3. Stick your dowels into the balls. Use a small amount of tacky glue to hold the dowels in place. See photo for reference.

Dog Ornaments 

  1. Using a flat brush, paint each dog figurine a different color from your selected color palette. Let dry.
  2. Hot glue small pieces of pipe cleaner to the tops of the dog’s heads to resemble ear muffs. Glue pom poms on each end of the pipe cleaner.
  3. Using scissors, cut small strips of felt to act as the dog’s scarf. Use your scissors to fray the ends of the scarf. Place a dab of hot glue onto the back of the dog’s necks and wrap the felt around them like a scarf.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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