Easy DIY Marbled Ornament
Swirled spray paint gives these DIY Christmas ornaments their stunning look. We'll show you how to make easy marbled ornaments step by step.
Trim the tree with a rainbow of marbled ornaments. We used plain ceramic ornaments but you could also use glass ornaments. The paint will just appear fainter on the clear surface. Try using a mix of shapes for unique marbleized ornaments, which double as pretty Christmas package toppers.
What You'll Need
- Painters tape
- White ceramic ornaments
- ¼"-diameter dowel
- Up to 4 colors of spray paint (include one metallic)
- Stirring stick
- Clear acrylic spray
Step 1: Prepare the Ornament
Work in well-ventilated area and cover surfaces with newspapers. Fill bucket with water to within 2 inches of rim. Tape over ornament's metal cap and tape ornament to the dowel. Set aside.
Step 2: Spray and Dip
Holding paint cans 8 inches from water, spray each color onto water at a 35-degree angle for four to five seconds. Overlap colors. Immerse ornament gently into the bucket, rotating slowly through the surface paint rather than dunking it straight in. When paint forms a skin on top of water, push it away with the stirring stick; remove ornament and hang to dry overnight. Clean paint away from water surface with the stirring stick. Repeat for each ornament.
Step 3: Seal Ornament
Remove tape, and spray ornaments with acrylic sealer. Add a gold cord or ribbon and hang.