DIY Christmas Ornament 8: Spray Painted

After yesterday’s post about No Mess Glitter Ornaments, I decided to do a few more. I also tried to add glitter to an older ornament.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

However, the older ornament was dirty inside and the baby oil didn’t stick in some places. Unfortunately this meant that the ornaments were only partially sparkly.

Then I tried to make another glitter ornament and ran into a similar problem. I was bummed and thought I’d just have to throw them out, chalk it up to a good idea gone wrong.

Stay with me…and don’t toss those ornaments just yet.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

If you tried the No Mess Glitter project and it didn’t work out as well as you hoped, you still have a great option.

Step 1:

Collect your supplies.

  • Glittered Ornaments (see tutorial here)
  • Painters Tape (or Masking Tape)
  • Spray Paint

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Painters Tape

Step 2:

Remove ornament caps.

Cut strips of painters tape and apply to the ornament. Make sure to leave any glitter-less areas uncovered so that the spray paint can cover them. The aqua ornament in the back was one of my old ornaments. The inside was dirty and the glitter only stuck to the bottom half.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Step 3:

Spray paint the ornaments with your choice of color. Oh, the possibilities.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Step 4:

Remove the tape and revel in the beauty.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Glitter Stripe Ornament

This one was fun because I can actually see the etchings now.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Tip: If any of the spray paint has seeped under the tape, use a blade (like X-acto) to remove. It will scratch off quite easily.

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Tip: If you are concerned about scratches, I recommend spraying the ornaments with an acrylic sealer (you can buy in any art/craft store).

Glitter Stripe Ornament

Project Cost Breakdown (per ornament):

Glittered Ornaments (Already Owned) = $0

Painters Tape (Already Owned) = $0

Spray Paint (Already Owned) = $0

Total Project Cost: $0

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Linking To: Centsational Girl, Craft-O-Maniac, Funky Junk Interiors, Between Naps On The PorchCraft-O-ManiacMaking The World CuterToday’s Creative BlogNot JUST A HousewifeGinger Snap CraftsBlue Cricket DesignVery Merry Vintage StyleSavvy Southern Style

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