Homemade Christmas Ornaments – Marbled Baubles!

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Marbling is so charming! We’re making these beautiful homemade Christmas ornaments that everyone in the family can help make!

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Since our marbling projects did so well this year, we decided to make DIY marbled ornaments!! We tried a few different ways to make them and found that the easiest and most effective way is actually very simple!!

We ended up just using enamel paint (has to be enamel!), clear ornaments and a little water to create these colorful ornaments and they turned out festive and beautiful! See the how-to below and happy crafting!!

close up of Homemade Christmas Ornaments

How To Make These Homemade Christmas Ornaments – Step By Step

  • Swirl a little water in the ornaments (about a tablespoon and then dump it out completely.)
  • Pour the enamel paint into the ornament. You can use wooden skewer sticks to help move it around to different areas on the glass before you start to marble.
  • We found the best way to get the paint to marble and move together, is by tapping the ornament against your hand in a circular motion. Make sure you hold the opening closed with your finger and a paper towel.
  • Once the entire inside of the ornament is coated, place it back in the plastic container it came in to dry for 24 hours, with the opening facing up.
  • Within the 24 hours, turn the ornament to different sides a few times so the paint doesn’t settle in one area. So Be creative and enjoy!
top down shot of Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Decorations To Make Yourself

Homemade Christmas ornaments are fun to make and create some great memories. They add a lovely personalized touch to your christmas decor and invoke a sense of nostalgia every year they are brought out.

These lovely marbled ornaments, really make a tree or a room pop and they are pretty darn simple to make! With marbling, you aren’t painstakingly hand panting each ornament, which saves a lot of time but still looks gorgeous!

a string of Homemade Christmas Ornaments
side shot of strung up Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Trees!

Fresh trees usually last for 4 weeks so you’ll want to put your Christmas tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Putting up your Christmas tree too early may dry out your tree before Christmas day comes around.

Remember to put up your tree in a cool spot since heat can make your pine tree dry out faster. If you’re putting up a fake Christmas tree, you have some flexibility and can put up your tree anytime in November if you choose. However, tradition calls for putting your Christmas tree up the day after or weekend of Thanksgiving.

How To Decorate a Christmas Tree In a Few Simple Steps

These homemade Christmas ornaments look great, hung around your living room, or on your tree. Christmas Trees bring an instant sense that the festive period is here. Below are some simple steps to help decorate your tree easily and beautifully!

  1. Build the Tree (if it’s man made) or set it up in a pot.
  2. Spread out Branches.
  3. Evenly Wrap the Lights.
  4. Add the Core Baubles.
  5. Layer Some Color.
  6. Add the Extra Special Decorations.
  7. Place the Finishing Touches & Star on Top.
  8. Start Adding Presents Underneath.
marbled baubles on a tree

Top Tips For These Homemade Christmas Ornaments

  • Make sure to swirl some water into your ornaments and then dump it out. This removes any unwanted pieces.
  • Use wooden skewers to move the paint around in the ornament.
  • Place ornaments back in the box to dry for 2 hours
  • Occasionally, during those 24 hours, turn the ornaments so the paint does not collect on one side.
a single marble ornament on a tree

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Marbling is so charming! We're making these beautiful DIY marbled Christmas ornaments that everyone in the family can help make!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
dry: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 35 minutes
Servings: 24 ornanments
Calories:
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • Clear glass ornaments
  • Enamel paint
  • Skewer sticks
  • Water

Instructions

  • Swirl a little water in the ornaments (about a tablespooand then dump it out completely.
  • Pour the enamel paint into the ornament. You can use wooden skewer sticks to help move it around to different areas on the glass before you start to marble.
  • We found the best way to get the paint to marble and move together, is by tapping the ornament against your hand in a circular motion. Make sure you hold the opening closed with your finger and a paper towel.
  • Once the entire inside of the ornament is coated, place it back in the plastic container it came in to dry for 24 hours, with the opening facing up.
  • Within the 24 hours, turn the ornament to different sides a few times so the paint doesn’t settle in one area. So Be creative and enjoy!

Notes

amounts based on a standard pack of 24 christmas ornaments
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4 thoughts on “Homemade Christmas Ornaments – Marbled Baubles!”

  1. When you say enamel paint, what do you mean exactly? I searched enamel paint and apparently that description is used with acrylic paint (Americana Gloss Enamels) and can be water-, chemical-, or oil-based… And what is the purpose of swirling the water? Thanks!

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