I have been crushing on all things navy blue, gold, and glittery lately, and decided to take that color scheme and carry it over into my Christmas decorations. I wanted my Christmas ornaments to be extra special and beautiful, so I spent some time over the Thanksgiving holiday to make my own “designer” Painted Ornaments using plain bulbs found at the craft store!
It’s simple to make beautiful painted ornaments yourself, and today I’m going to show you a few of the techniques I used to make mine!
First you will need some plain bulbs in your color scheme. I chose navy blue and white. I also picked up some paint in navy blue, white, and gold, as well as some glitter in various shades of white and gold. (Because everything is better with glitter, am I right?)
To make tiny dots, use a pencil eraser, like I did for navy blue dots on white or…
…white dots on navy blue!
Dress them up even more by adding a pretty bow!
Want to go bolder?
Try larger dots with glitter on top! (And sparkly bow, of course!) I used a foam brush for all of my painted ornaments.
White on white with white glitter is very chic, too, don’t you think? A nice navy blue grosgrain bow on top is a nice touch.
If you want to get a bit artistic, try your hand at snowflakes or trees:
Snowflakes can be made easily by using the edge of your foam brush lightly dipped in paint and carefully placed onto your ornament. Glitter adds a pretty sparkle to the snowflakes, too.
My tree ornament is my favorite. To create your own snowy trees, use the edge of your foam brush and create straight lines horizontally. Start at the bottom with a long line, and work your way up, making each line a bit smaller than the first, to make the tree. Then paint one vertical line down the center, and add your own artistic effects. I dabbed the foam brush along the bottom to make snow!
Another method to create beautiful ornaments is to dip the entire bulb in glue, then glitter, like I did for this gold ornament.
Aren’t they fabulous? I love how all of my ornaments turned out, and was very excited to hang them on my tree!
So, turn up the Christmas music, grab the paint, and create your own beautiful painted ornaments! Make a whole set and give them as a gift, too! There’s no telling where your creativity will take you!
What is your color scheme? Tradition red and green, or do you change it up each year? Leave me a comment!