DIY Painted Glass Christmas Ornaments

I really wanted gray ornaments this year for my tree, so I decided to make my own! It’s so easy and they look really charming, plus you get to customize them with any color you want. I bought glass ornaments from Michaels as well as the new Martha Stewart Multi-Surface, Acrylic Craft Paint. It’s kind of a similar process to this, but instead of using a paint brush to cover the inside, you just have to shake! A craft that gives your arms a workout, genius!


Squeeze a good amount of paint inside the glass ornament
Cover the top with a paper towel and then shake the ball like crazy! You want the paint to cover the entire inside of the ball. After shaking a few ornaments, Zan’s strength helped me finish the rest! ha You really have to shake hard to get those babies covered, but it’s fun. Add more paint if you need a bit more coverage.
Let the ornaments dry overnight with the top off… When they are completely dry, put the top back on the ornament
That’s it!! You have very chic, custom ornaments for your tree or garland! They’re very shiny and look great reflecting the tree’s glowing lights ; )
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13 responses to DIY Painted Glass Christmas Ornaments

  1. November 30, 2011

    Wow, what a beautiful idea! Your ornaments look so nice and I love that shade of gray!

  2. November 30, 2011

    love this idea. so pretty!

  3. Bri
    November 30, 2011

    super pretty! I’ve seen this making the rounds on the old blogosphere, but not in gray…love it.

  4. November 30, 2011

    wow i love so much, i think i’kl try to do it

  5. December 1, 2011

    Beautiful! If I weren’t already overflowing with ornaments, I’d definitely try this. 🙂

  6. December 3, 2011

    Such a clever project…with such pretty results!

  7. December 3, 2011

    These are so lovely! I’ll definitely be making them 🙂 🙂

  8. December 4, 2011

    These are really cool! We’ll be implementing on our tree this week!

  9. December 5, 2011

    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  10. E
    December 7, 2011

    OBSESSED! These are so chic looking…

  11. December 13, 2011

    Stunning sharing. Really i like it so much.
    You have created mind. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  12. I tried this and they were gorgeous for a couple of days…then they just faded to a sad echo of their previous glory. Any idea why?

  13. Katrina Thompson
    December 3, 2017

    I can’t get the paint to dry evenly inside the ornaments. I get very uneven looking color with streaks. Such a cute idea! Any tips on getting paint coverage smooth? Thank u!

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