Easy Christmas Ideas – Painted Peacock Ornaments

Easy Christmas Ideas Peacock Ornaments

If you’re like me, then you probably love Easy Christmas Ideas! This one certainly falls into that category! Today I’m going to show you how to make some pretty Painted Peacock Ornaments. These are easy to make but have a high end look to them.

Supplies

Supplies:

  1. Flat Glass Ball Ornaments
  2. Martha Stewart Silkscreen Adhesive – Peacock Feather (use your Michael’s coupon!)
  3. Foam pouncer
  4. Gold Metallic Glass Paint (I used Martha Stewart)
  5. Acrylic Craft Paint in your desired colors

* I found all of my supplies at Michaels Crafts

Easy Painted Glass Ornaments

Step 1: Remove the metal cap, and pour some of the acrylic paint into the glass ornament. Turn the ornament until the paint covers the inside of it completely. (These take a long time to dry, sometimes a couple of days, so turn them a couple of times each day so that the paint doesn’t pool.)

Martha Stewart Stencil

Step 2: Adhere the Martha Stewart adhesive Silkscreen Stencil to the glass ornament.

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Step 3: Using the foam pouncer, apply the metallic glass paint to the exterior of the glass ball. Then immediately peel up the stencil and remove it. (make sure you clean it right away, so that you can reuse it again!)

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Step 4: Allow the metallic paint to dry fully.

Painted Peacock Ornaments

Step 5: Replace the metal cap. If desired, you can paint the cap to match the gold feather, with either the gold paint or some gold Rub and Buff wax.

Easy Painted Peacock Ornaments

Aren’t they pretty?! I had so much fun using these bold colors for the inside of the ornaments, they really made the gold bits pop!

Easy Painted Peacock Ornaments

Easy Painted Peacock Ornaments

I hope you liked this Easy Christmas Ornament idea! You can use the stencils over and over again, I’ve used mine on so many different projects. To keep the cost down, make sure you use a coupon if you get your stencils at Michaels!

Here are a few other projects that I used with the silkscreen adhesive stencils:

1) Painted Lace Glass Ornaments

2) Painted Snowflake Mugs

3) Faux Chalk Art Coasters

 

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And for more Handmade Ornament Ideas check out my pal Gina’s Handmade Ornament Linky Party on Friday Nov. 29th!

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Comments

  1. wow my dear! these turned out FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  2. How nice they look.

  3. Uhm, I love you for this idea!
    Lovely ornaments by the way. c:

  4. Love all your ideas and graphics! I especially love the “shabby” serving tray you have them displayed on! Have you shared your technique for it anywhere or am I going to have to wing it? ;o)

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thank you Emily, I love that tray too! I’m afraid I didn’t make it though, it’s an old Florentine Gilded wooden tray from Italy. With a little bit of hunting, you can find these at flea markets and Antique shops. You can also find small nesting tables, boxes and tissue holders that match. :)

  5. Love your blog and this project – so creative and fun (I absolutely LOOOOVE peacock feathers)! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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