Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments

Step 1: Materials

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Materials:

1. Glass or Plastic Ornament Balls

2. Paint.
~used to fill the ornament inside
~used to design your ornament outside

3. Clear Krylon
~used for sealing the ornament

4. Glitter, stickers, ect (optional)
~used for decorating

5. Paper cups (optional)
~used to catch the paint drip from the ornaments

Step 2: The filling

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Start by removing the ornament from the box and remove the hook from the ornament.

Choose the color paint you want for the inside (solid) color of your ornament.

Pour the paint inside the ornament and begin to shake/swirl the paint around the ornament.
Swirl the paint until the entire ornament is covered.

Step 3: Let it Dry

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
After swirling the paint, turn the ornament upside down and let it drip dry into the paper cups.
The paper cups, will catch the excess paint which could then be used to create more ornaments or for decorating.

It will take approximately an hour or so to dry depending on the paint you use and how much you use.

Step 4: Decorating

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
After the drying phase, the ornament can be considered complete if you want a simple solid colored ornament.

You may however, choose to decorate the outside to make the ornament unique and personal.

Decorating Ideas:

You can hand paint designs on as we did
You can use glue/paint to make designs and add glitter.
You can use stickers for easy decorating.
You can write names on the ornaments to give as gifts.

The possibilities are only what you cannot think of for the outside of the ornament.

Step 5: Preserving your hard work

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
After you have finished decorating your ornament, spray the ornament with a clear coating of Krylon.
This last step is important if you plan on preserving any decorations you made to the outside of the ornament. You don't want to see your paint chipped off or your stickers peel.


Step 6: Gifting

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
If you choose to give the ornament as a gift, you can wrap it in a nice holiday baggie and tie it with a bow. Or you can also choose to wrap the ornament in a small gift box with tissue paper and a nice bow to top it off.
If you want a more luxurious way to wrap the ornament, you can try a nice velvet (or faux velvet) bag.



Step 7: Completed Ornaments

Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
Homemade Glass Ball Ornaments
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Please feel free to post your ornaments ^^
I had a bunch of pink ornaments left over, so I let my cousins all design their own!
 
 

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