DIY Glass Ornaments
This is a Craft Tutorial for making some pretty DIY Glass Ornaments! I’m sure many of you have tried your hand at the traditional way of making painted glass ornaments. We are going to paint the inside of them in that same way, but then we will pretty them up even more by adding a lace stencil on the outside of the ornament. Also the metallic silver paint, gives them an old world look and a rich patina, especially when we add the secret ingredient to them! I hope you enjoy making some of these for your Christmas Tree.
Well, I pulled out my Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils yet again! This time I made some lace painted glass ornaments. I just can’t seem to stop using this stuff, it’s so easy and fun!
Supplies for Painted Glass Ornaments:
I used these flat glass ball ornaments that I found at Michael’s. You can find them at many craft stores now as well as online at Amazon and other places.
- Silkscreen Stencils (the stencil that I used is no longer available, this one has some nice Christmas themed stencils)
- Foam Pouncer
- Martha Stewart Glass Paint (White Opaque)
- Flat Glass Ball Ornaments
- Silver Paint
- Silver Glitter – Optional
Step 1: Remove the cap and pour some silver paint into the glass ball ornaments. Swirl the paint around to coat the inside of the ornament. You may want to add a couple of drops of water to help move the paint around more freely. I left a few blank spots and poured some glitter in, (that’s the secret ingredient!) which gives a nice sparkly effect on the bare areas. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Stick the Adhesive Silkscreen to the outside of the ball ornament.
Step 3: Using the Foam Pouncer, apply the paint over the silkscreen. I chose this floral lace design, It was too big, so I just painted the portion that fit on the ornament.
Step 4: While the paint is still wet, carefully peel back the Silkscreen to reveal your design. That’s it! Just make sure you wash your Silkscreen right away, so that you can reuse it again.
I love how these look, so delicate and pretty and so easy to make! I really like the way the added glitter kept the paint from sticking perfectly. It gave it a lovely time worn look, as if it were an Antique Christmas Ornament passed down through the generations. I hope you liked this DIY Glass Ornament Craft Tutorial! You might also like these Easy DIY Holiday Snowflake Decor Blocks HERE.