Remember in my December moodboard post I mentioned that I wanted to go with a black, white and gold color theme this holiday? This idea was all great in theory until I realized I needed all new ornaments! Needless to say, I didn't want to spend a ton of money, especially on ornaments that may not fit my color theme for next year. Plus, I don't know about you, but I rarely see a whole lot of black and white ornaments out on the market. So, I took matter into my own hands and created them.
What you'll need:
- Paint - I went to Lowe's and purchased two tester pots of paint ($3/each). They will mix any color your heart desires. I went with iron black and bistro white (not shown).
- Clear glass or plastic ornaments - Because I waited so long, I could no longer find any clear glass ornaments, so I went with plastic. At .50 cents a pop, the price was right.
- Metallic gold spray paint - I used this spray paint to color the metal tips of the black ornaments. (I may have spray painted some other things too. ;) For the white ornaments, I used the brush to simply paint the metal tips with the iron black paint.
- MS metallic gold paint - I used this paint to draw dots and crosses on some of the ornaments. I wasn't thrilled with the results, thus no photo. However, the bottle made the supplies shot, so I thought I should explain. Ha!
- Funnel - To easily pour paint into the ornaments.
- Brush - For painting the metal tips of the (white) ornaments.
- Egg crates (not pictured) - For drying the ornaments.
I first saw this idea last year on Sania Pell's blog and I was thrilled with the results. This simple diy will help you create ornaments in any color scheme you like. AND, the best part, it's really easy! If you can pour paint, you can successfully complete this project. I promise.
Easy enough, right? So tell me how you're being crafty this year?