Make your own Christmas ornaments with this easy paint swirl technique. These paint swirl ornaments are even easier to make than my hand painted floral ornaments! There’s just something about Christmas that makes me feel crafty. I love making my own ornaments. These ornaments are easy enough for kids to help with and would make great gifts from the kids to family members.
Best of all, they use a lot of your craft paint stash that you’ve been hoarding for years. Yeah, I know that I’m not the only one who buys 32 bottles of aqua craft paint because I don’t have that exact shade at home.
Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments: Paint Swirl Ornaments
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*You can use the glass version if you want. I prefer the plastic because my kids still break things and so does my crazy dog.
- Protect your work space. This process can be pretty messy. I used brown craft paper from a package that I received in the mail, but I also like to use freezer paper to protect my desk.
- Remove the tops from the ornaments and set them aside. Just squeeze the ring at the top to make the hooks compress for easy removal.
- Start pouring your paint inside the ornament. I started with white.
- Then I added other colors. Some ornaments were monochromatic using only shades of pink or red. Others used mixed color palettes.
- Roll the ornament around in your hands to move the paint until the whole thing is covered.
- Turn upside down in a cup to let the excess paint pour out.
- Let dry for 1-2 days.
- Replace the tops on the ornaments. If it scratches the paint, the rim of the topper hides it pretty well.
- Make ornament hangers with bakers twine. You can also use metal ornament hooks or ribbon, but I like the contrast of the black and white string with the colorful ornaments.
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