DIY: Marbled Christmas Ornaments

It’s Christmastime!!! I’m so excited.

I had the brilliant idea to change our Christmas tree theme and colors this year. Our past theme didn’t quite fit with the style of our apartment so it was kind of clashing and annoying me. Black, white, gold, and silver are basically my favorite colors and would totally fit in with my decor. I also wanted a glam and semi-retro vibe. Luckily we found some appropriate vintage ornaments during a flea market trip, and I think maybe Target read my mind (or tweets) because they have a bunch of black and gold stuff out in their Christmas section right now.

But even after all of that I had more space to fill on the tree, so I got out my paints and a pack of clear ornaments and got to work on marbling.

These are super easy and you can use any color combo you want. I used black and white because duh.

First, you have to take the top off of the ornament since you’re going to be painting the inside. Then, drop a few drops of each color into the opening. The paint immediately starts to swirl together and you’ll begin to see the effect. Be patient and let the paint flow all around the sides by moving the ornament around.

How to make marbled Christmas ornaments

How to make marbled Christmas ornaments

 

 

The paint flow will begin to slow down as it covers the ornament. If you want to walk away just put something on the sides to hold the ornament in place so the paint can flow down the sides. Gravity or whatever.

How to make marbled Christmas ornaments

 

Then tip it over and let all of the excess paint drip out . It’ll marble even more during this step.

How to make marbled Christmas ornaments

How to make marbled Christmas ornaments

 

Once all of the excess paint is out and the inside is dry you can put the top back on and hang it on the tree.

How to make marbled Christmas ornaments

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “DIY: Marbled Christmas Ornaments

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this cool idea – i first spotted the bulbs on your insta actually 🙂 i’d love to try it but wanted to ask – what type of paint this is? I’m in the UK so would need to find an alternative to the Martha Stewart. Thank you, Sara

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