DIY Christmas Ornament 16: Marbling

I know I’ve said it before, but this one is just too cool. With all the great holiday colors out there, the possibilities are endless. My only suggestion is to NOT use anything paint with glitter. The glitter will eventually drift to the bottom and the end result won’t look as great as you think it will. Trust me on this. Those paints also tend to be thicker which will be much harder to work with.

For this project, use a basic, inexpensive crafty paint. You could also use leftover interior paint if you have some on hand.

Marbling Ornament

Step 1:

Collect your supplies.

  • Clear Ornament
  • Craft Paint
  • Toilet Paper Tube

Marbling Ornament

Use the tube anytime you need to balance the ornament (especially important when you are taking pictures).

Remove ornament cap.

Marbling Ornament

Step 2:

Start by dripping a drop of one color into the ornament and let it drip down the side.

Marbling Ornament

Continue doing this with any additional colors you have.

Marbling Ornament

As the paint drips down the edge you want to swirl it so there are no clear parts of the ornament left. Once half the ornament is done squeeze a few drops of each color into the bottom of the ornament then swirl them around to cover the rest of the ornament.

Step 3:

Once all clear spots are covered tip the ornament upside down on the toilet paper to let any excess paint drain. Make sure to put a few paper towels under the toilet paper roll to catch the paint.

Marbling Ornament

Step 4:

Replace the ornament cap and enjoy!

This would also be a great craft to give new life to any old clear ornaments that you have. Even if they have color or designs on them, the marbling could look really awesome.

Marbling Ornament

Project Cost Breakdown (per Ornament):

Clear Ornament (Already Owned) = $0

Craft Paint (Already Owned) = $0

Toilet Paper Roll/Paper Towel (Already Owned) = $0

Total Project Cost: $0

2 responses

  1. can I use flammable spray paint for this, or does it have to be a certain kind of non flammable paint? once the ornament dries is it non flammable sprayed with flammable paint?

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