Designer Painted Ornaments from Plain Bulbs

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!

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

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!

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

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?)

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

To make tiny dots, use a pencil eraser, like I did for navy blue dots on white or…

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

…white dots on navy blue!

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

Dress them up even more by adding a pretty bow!

Want to go bolder?

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

Try larger dots with glitter on top!  (And sparkly bow, of course!)  I used a foam brush for all of my painted ornaments.

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

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:

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

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.

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

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!

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

Another method to create beautiful ornaments is to dip the entire bulb in glue, then glitter, like I did for this gold ornament.

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

Aren’t they fabulous?  I love how all of my ornaments turned out, and was very excited to hang them on my tree!

Create your own custom set of gorgeous designer Christmas ornaments with inexpensive bulbs, a little glitter and glue, and some creativity!

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!

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