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How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments

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This post is part of my week of Christmas ornament DIYs series. I’m sharing 7 different DIY projects for clear ball ornaments, each of which you can complete in 30 minutes or less. Today I’ll share how to paint inside clear Christmas ornaments, including a simple paint pouring technique that results in a beautiful faux marble ornament.

How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the week of DIY Christmas ornaments! Today I’m going to share how to achieve a faux marble effect using a very simple paint pouring technique.

Learn how to paint inside clear Christmas ornaments

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And Here’s How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments

Step 1: Pour the first color into the ornament by turning the ornament on its side and squirting some paint in. You want the paint to run down the inside of the ornament from top to bottom.

paint pouring for a faux marbled effect

Step 2: Pick a different spot on the ornament and pour another color. Repeat with different colors until you’ve covered most of the inside of the ornament. Don’t worry if there are some bare spots, and keep in mind that the colors will mix and create other hues.

paint pouring for a faux marbled effect
paint pouring for a faux marbled effect

Step 3: Cover the top of the ornament with a paper towel and mix the colors together. You can do this by rotating and vigorously shaking the ornament. You can also stick a toothpick down in to drag one color into another.

paint pouring for a faux marbled effect
paint pouring for a faux marbled effect
paint pouring for a faux marbled effect

Step 4: Grab a paper cup and turn the ornament upside down. Let the excess paint drain out (there will be more mixing/marbling during this process) into the cup. This will help the paint dry as well.

Set them out to dry after the excess paint is out, pop the top back on, and hang.

How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments
How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments
How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments
How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments

Here are all 7 ornament DIYs using clear ball ornaments:

1 // (Almost) No-Mess Glitter Ornaments
2 // Simple Greenery-Themed Ornaments
3 // Abstract Alcohol Ink Ornaments
4 // Faux Marble Ornaments
5 // Texture-Painted Ornaments
6 // Gold-Leafed Ornaments
7 // Stovetop Potpourri Ornaments

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How to Paint Inside Clear Christmas Ornaments
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DIY Faux Marble Ornaments Using Paint Pouring

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Make your own beautiful faux marble ornament using this simple paint pouring technique.

Instructions

    1. Pour the first color into the ornament by turning the ornament on its side and squirting some paint in. You want the paint to run down the inside of the ornament from top to bottom.
    2. Pick a different spot on the ornament and pour another color. Repeat with different colors until you've covered most of the inside of the ornament. Don't worry if there are some bare spots, and keep in mind that the colors will mix and create other hues.
    3. Cover the top of the ornament with a paper towel and mix the colors together. You can do this by rotating and vigorously shaking the ornament. You can also stick a toothpick down in to drag one color into another.
    4. Grab a paper cup and turn the ornament upside down. Let the excess paint drain out (there will be more mixing/marbling during this process) into the cup. This will help the paint dry as well.
    5. Set them out to dry after the excess paint is out, pop the top back on, and hang.


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Julie

Thursday 15th of November 2018

Very nice!

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 15th of November 2018

Thank you :)

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