Polished Ornaments

Make that plain-Jane ornament seem special with a coat of colorful nail polish painted in fancy swirls and stripes.

What You Need:

This ornament is a unique canvas of splattered paints.
  • Newspapers
  • Matte- or shiny-finish ornament
  • Plain or glitter fingernail polish
  • Pipe cleaner


1. In a well-ventilated work area, cover work surface with newspapers. Holding the ornament by the hanger, use the brush in the fingernail polish to paint the ornament with stripes, dots, swirls, or other designs. The polish may pull off some of the original color of the ornament, revealing the silver beneath. Hang the ornament from a pipe cleaner ring to dry.

2. For a snow-capped ornament, paint the top two-thirds with white glitter fingernail polish. Let dry.


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