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I think we can all agree that these DIY Painted Christmas Ornaments are perfectly cheery, colourful, and with some velvet ribbon you can’t go wrong! That’s right, I’m carving up my ribbon stash for these bad boys, so you know they’ll be good.
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- Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Ball Ornament
- Paint Brush Set
- DecoArt Americana paints: Frosted Plum, Tuscan Red , Poodle Skirt Pink , Brilliant Red, Sea Breeze, Coral Blush, Spiced Pumpkin, Poblano Pepper
- Velvet Ribbon: Aubergine, Black, Moss Green, Christmas green, Black and White Plaid, Baby Pink.
I can’t do a DIY for each type of ornament I painted, so instead I’m doing a simple medallion ornament with an Amarylis or Poinsettie (depends how many petals you add)
Step 1: Starting with a clean ornament (free of smudges, pet hair and so on), start by applying green pine sprigs. You’re doing three big swooshes with the brush, that all connect and share a “stem.”
Step 2: Now that you have your framing, add your flower using four big triangular petals, in the middle of the pine sprigs.
You can always add more smaller versions of the flower, but I opt to add different types of flowers to get a mixture of colour.
Step 3: Add an extra flower or two. I added tulips in red and mauve.
Step 4: While the first coats dry, I added some little polka dots to fill-up any dead space, and then create more pine sprigs around the back of the ornament.
Step 5: Apply a second or third coat of everything! You don’t want to see streaks or plastic beneath.
Step 6: Time for details! This where we add a contrasting colour to add dimension and depth to our otherwise very boring ornament.
Using Sea Breeze, create a new focal point on all the pine sprigs by painting down the middle.
On the flowers, pick a lighter pink like Poodleskirt pink to do the same, adding creases and a centre.
On the purple tulips, use coral or melon to do the same.
Step 7: I then added black sprigs, more dots and berries, as well as some more flourishes.
Step 8: Add a contrasting yet complimentary coloured ribbon through the hoop for an extra touch. I think it amplifies the colours and really makes things pop. Don’t you agree?
DIY Painted Christmas Ornaments – easy as 1-2-3
And now for some beauty shots!