Easy Christmas Ornament Makeover With Paint. I love make ahead Christmas projects and updating ornaments is an easy one to check off my list now. Today I’m sharing a simple process of painting ornaments that you’re going to love. It’s a quick way to update ornaments to match a theme or add color to your tree.
I’m so happy to be joining a small group of my friends for the November Celebrate The Holiday Blog Hop. A big thank you goes to our host Carol of Bluesky at Home for organizing these fun get togethers. Can you guess what holiday we’re celebrating? If you’re guessing Christmas, you’re right!
We have eleven bloggers participating this month, bringing you their favorite projects and decorating ideas. You will find all the links for everyone participating at the end of my post.
If you’re popping in after visiting The Tattered Pew welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I’m so happy to have you here. I think Kelly’s pine cone ornaments will make a pretty addition on our tree!
Christmas Ornament Makeover With Paint
For this Christmas ornament makeover with paint project you can start with old or new ornaments. I love this little set of ornaments that I recently ordered, because of the cute shapes. These ornaments are also shatterproof, and I can place them towards the bottom half of our tree. With grand littles running around I’m trying to think ahead.
The only thing I don’t love about these ornaments is that they look a little too plasticky. So my best solution is painting them.
- spray paint
- paint markers (optional)
- drop cloth or cardboard
I usually do all my spray paint projects on a large piece of cardboard in a well ventilated area outdoors or in our garage.
For this project I’m using Rust-Oleum spray paint in satin white. Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats, continuing until all sides of the ornaments are covered.
I had a few tiny spots on the house ornaments and the light post where the spray paint couldn’t reach. So using a small paint brush, I touched up a few areas with matte craft paint. That’s just something to keep in mind depending on the types of ornaments you’re painting.
To highlight some of the features such as the doors and windows on the house ornaments I’m using a gray paint pen. As an after thought, I went back using green and red paint pens to add just a bit of color to the little wreaths.
The last step is adding some pretty ribbon to each ornament. Of course you can use string or a hook, whichever works best on your type of tree.
Christmas Tree Decorating
I’ll be setting up our Christmas tree soon, and I can’t wait to see how these ornaments are going look. The reason why I’m adding white ornaments this year is that we have a new flocked Christmas tree. I bought it on sale back in January, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it’s going to look in our family room.
The tree is still in the box just as it was received. To say I’m a little nervous is putting it mildly. This will be our first flocked tree in more than twenty years. I have lots of ideas on how it’s going to turn out, so I’m hoping it meets all my expectations. More to come my friend!
When it’s time for you to decorate your tree, and you’re going through your ornaments, you may find some that you’re not so crazy about anymore. Set those aside, and think about how you can update them. Spray paint or craft paint can do wonders, and you can pick any color that goes best with your decorations.
For more makeover ideas click on my post How To Make An Upcycled Gingerbread House Village. You won’t believe the difference between the before and after photos.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with decorating ideas you can use right now!
Up next on our Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop is Susan of Hen and Horse Design sharing a beautiful advent wreath.
Thanks so much for stopping by today for my Christmas ornament makeover with paint ideas. Be sure to visit my friends below to see their Christmas DIY projects and decorating ideas.
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