Are you ready for another Testors Crafternoons project to make with your kids? This is Tonya, and I’m going to show you how to paint Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree and give as gifts this holiday season. You and your kids will love this latest craft in our ongoing sponsored partnership with Testors.com.
Be sure to check back with us next Wednesday for another Testors Crafternoons craft. And if you missed it, you can see last week’s Crafternoons project here.
I’m going to show you a few different ways you can paint clear holiday ornaments, from simply pouring acrylic paint inside, to marbling, and adding glitter and stencils to personalize ornaments. These will look perfect on your tree this year, but they also make great gifts too, as well as being a great project to do with the whole family.
How To Paint Christmas Ornaments
Supplies you need to paint ornaments:
- Clear glass or plastic ornaments – I prefer glass though because the paint does adhere a little easier.
- Testors Craft Acrylic 2oz Paint – assorted colors (we used Seafoam Matte, Snow White Metallic, Gold Rush Glitter Burst, Gold Metallic, Silver Metallic, and Deep Sea Matte)
- Testors Craft Marbling Medium
- Testors Craft Glitter Paint – in Gold, Iridescent, or Silver
- Rubbing alcohol
- Small plastic cups
- Plastic squeeze bottles
- Ribbon for hanging your ornaments
One of my top tips for how to paint Christmas ornaments is that less is more. The more paint you use, the thicker it is, the longer it takes to dry, and the more chance of the paint just running out of the ornament and colors bleeding together.
The first thing you will need to do is make sure your ornaments are completely clean, so pour a little rubbing alcohol into each, swish it around the inside, and then leave the ornaments upside down to dry overnight.
Now you can begin painting.
I found it easiest to use the squeeze bottle, not only to mix the marbling medium and acrylic paints together, but also to get just small quantities at a time inside the ornaments. [Read More…]