Once we set up our new crystal white spruce Christmas tree and added our vintage glass ball ornaments and the ones that we’ve collected over the years, I felt like we needed to all some solid colored ornaments to fill-in the empty spaces. I looked around at a few stores but couldn’t find the mint green hue I was looking for so I decided to DIY them. I made some paint filled ornaments in just the right minty hue.
In about 15 minutes (plus drying time) I had a set of mint green glass ornaments that are the perfect complement to our white tree. These ornaments are so easy to make and cheap too that they would make great, affordable gifts. You create a set of ombre ornaments for a monochromatic look or create a set in your friend’s favorite color. They would also make fun gift toppers and Christmas decorations too. I’m thinking of making another set to use in a bowl for some simple centerpiece.
Gather your supplies and carefully remove the tops of all the glass ornaments. Fill each ornament with about 1 tablespoon of craft paint. Rotate the ornament so the paint covered the entire inside. You may need to shake the ornament a bit or even add a little more paint to cover the entire surface. Then place the ornament upside down on a paper towel or scrap piece of paper and allow it dry completely before replacing the metal top.
I found that when you used a lot of paint it not only extends the drying time, it also drips a lot of paint white it dries.
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