12.15.2010

DIY! EASY Ornament Craft for Kiddos!

Every holiday we make some type of ornament at my house...I never really thought about it, but I guess you could say it is a tradition. This year the ornament is simply beautiful and we just used some gorgeous, glamorous paint and simple clear ornaments.
Before you go any further....I realize I am not diving into uncharted territory. I like to mix up the bigger, more complex crafts with ones my kids can help with or do themselves.

My eyes lit up when I received Glamour Dust from DecoArt - this product is fantastic - a creamy glittery goodness that I have never experienced. I have about 3 more projects using Glamour Dust  too - all different so you can see its many uses (now I just need to get a good photo...have I mentioned how incredibly hard it is to photograph in my house).


So what do I love about this project:
1 - A three year old can help!
2- It is inexpensive!
3- The outcome is PRETTY!
Do you really need to know more?


Supplies
  • Glamour Dust by DecoArt. I used Ice Crystal, Sizzling Red and Gold Glitz.
  • Clear glass ornaments (from the craft store - they are 50% right now at my store)
  • Tiny bit of water.
  • A cute 3 year old (or any age!)
Jules has become my new crafting assistant...
when she sees the supplies coming out her eyes light up. 
DIY IT!
  • Watch out...this is way too easy!
  • Remove the top of the ornament.
  • Put a few drops of one or each of the glamour dust paints into the hole of the ornament.
  • You may or may not need to add a few drops of water - I did this just so that the paint swirled around a little bit better ( and I am impatient)
  • Place your finger over the hole (you can use a paper towel so your finger does not get dirty).
  • Roll, twirl, and spin the ornament around to get the paint all over the inside.
  • Place atop a glass or jar with the hole upwards to let dry.
  • Replace the top, add ribbons, trim, etc if you want and enjoy!

Doesn't the Glamour Dust make a beautiful sparkly marbly ornament? L-O-V-E!
So, I know I am WAY LATE on my Christmas crafts, but I have a few left to show you.
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12 comments :

  1. I'm here as witness to say that this works GREAT! I have some in my very home on my very tree!

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  2. I really love the swirls on the ornaments. They look so pretty.

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  3. Hey Holly,

    These are so pretty. Your daughter must think she's in craft heaven - which she pretty much is having you as her mummy!!

    I LOVE traditions that aren't 'official' traditions - they just kind of morph into something you do each year as a family because you all love it! They're the best ones, I think!

    Sarahx

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  4. ok, where were you yesterday???? i am hosting a homemade ornament exchange for kids friday night and my kids and i made our ornaments today- but this would have been great! we did crayon ornaments. it was fun, too, but i think my son would have loved shaiking the paint around!

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  5. She is so stinkin' cute! And those ornaments are adorable! We did these last year and my boys had a blast!

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  6. Your elf assistant, Jules, is so adorable. Making memories and traditions with your family is priceless. Happy Holly Jolly Joy...
    The ornaments are gorgeous.

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  7. She's so cute. You just wish you could freeze them at that age for a while!

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  8. I love this idea! My daughter made some with so other type of paint a few years ago but this one looks like it's perfect for kids.

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  9. This is a brand new idea to me! I've never heard of it before. These balls are just gorgeous. I'm bookmarking this post for next year with my boys. Thanks Holly.

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  10. I think these are so pretty. Really, it is a great craft to do with little ones.

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  11. I love that no two of these ever turn out the same and love to watch how the paints run together. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  12. What a great idea to use more than one color at a time!
    I have painted the inside of a clear ornament black, when I needed a black ornament for my hummingbird ornament (http://www.toquascrafts.com/2011/02/beading-purchased-patterns.html) Black isn't very exciting... but it works with this ornament! Yours is much prettier!!

    :)

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