Hi! I’m starting off a week full of Christmas inspired DIYs with a really easy and fun one – DIY marble ornaments. I saw these on one of my favorite accounts to follow, @amylouhawthorne, and couldn’t resist making them. Stephen and I ended up doing just that this weekend and we love how they turned out. They are beautiful on the tree and would also be lovely to pair with a blanket for example to give as a gift! I think handmade gifts are so special and unique.
Paint (we used a bunch of different acrylic paints we had on hand)
A cup of water
Something to dry the ornaments on such as newspaper or a paper bag
Yarn or ribbon
What To Do:
Remove the top from the ornament
Add a tiny bit of paint and swirl around the ornament or plug the opening with your finger and shake it (anyone else immediately start singing the Black Eyed Peas lyrics?) If your paint is too thick like ours was, you might have to add a teeny tiny bit of water to the paint to thin it out. You can do this before adding it to the inside of the ornament or you can do it after adding the paint.
To create the marble effect, add a different color and repeat. If you want to do it all one color, just add enough paint to coat the entire inside of the ornament. I would add small amounts at a time versus a lot at once just because the more paint you use, the longer they’ll take to dry.
Place the ornaments upside down on newspaper to dry. We moved ours around every couple of hours because the paint started to pool at the bottom.
Once they are dry, place the top back on the glass or plastic and add some chunky yarn or ribbon!
If you want to personalize them a bit, you can also write on them with a white Sharpie.
The next day I did notice that the paint had cracked on the inside of a few of them. I believe that was because we added too much water. I just added a little bit more paint to them and shook them up! They look great now but just to reiterate, try to use as little water as possible.
I hope you enjoy this DIY! Don’t forget to share your creations and tag #JJChristmasDIY so that I can share them on my stories. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!
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