Add some funky flair to your Christmas tree this year with these fun DIY Paint Pour Christmas Ornaments. The color choices and combinations are endless!
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Thank you to DecoArt for sponsoring our giveaway and this post by providing me with the paint supplies needed to make these adorable Paint Pour Christmas Ornaments!
DIY Paint Pour Christmas Ornaments
- Clear Acrylic Disks (3-4″ is best)
- DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in colors of choice
- DecoArt Paint Pouring Medium
- Small disposable cups
- Craft Sticks
- Bucket– or somewhere to catch the run off paint!
- Glass cleaner
- Oil Base Paint Marker
- Bamboo skewer or toothpick
- Thin white ribbon
- Spray Sealer
Follow the instructions on the pouring medium bottle for mixing ratios. You’ll want to mix up each color in a separate disposable cup.
Set each Acrylic Disc on top of a disposable cup, set inside a bucket or other place for the paint to drip off into. I found a shallow bucket worked great for this because I didn’t have to worry about any of the paint spilling out!
In another disposable cup, layer the previously mixed paint with pouring medium in alternating patterns. Layer the colors slowly so they do not mix or get bubbles.
Once you have the layered paint, slowly pour onto the clear acrylic ornament discs, starting in the center. As the paint pours it will run to the sides and start dripping over into the bucket. Continue pouring until the paint has reached all sides. If desired you can pick up the cup and gently tilt it to different sides to manipulate the pattern. Be careful not to drop the ornament off of the top of the cup though or you’ll have a big mess (yea, speaking from experience ha!)
There’s not really a science to this (that I know of) so play around with several iterations and color combinations! If you don’t feel like layering the colors and pouring it all out, you can play around with just dribbling some paint in random places and manipulating the ornament to let the colors marble together.
Once the paint has settled, stick a bamboo skewer or large toothpick into the hole on the acrylic disc to push the paint out. This way the paint does not dry inside preventing you from putting a ribbon inside to hang your ornament.
Let the paint dry completely before moving. This will take anywhere from 24-48 hours, so be prepared and be patient. You can see in the photo below I was not patient and dipped my finger right into the still wet paint on the green ornament. Do as I say not as I do!
Once dried, give the painted side a coat of sealing spray to keep the paint from peeling or scratching.
If any paint drips over onto the back side of the ornament, you can gently scrape it away with a finger nail. Clean the back side of each ornament with some glass cleaner to get all of the dirt and dust off of them. Remember the backs will look different from the front, giving you two different marbled effects on each paint pour ornament! It’s amazing how different some of them are on the back from the front!
Cut a piece of thin 1/8″ wide white ribbon about 10″ long. Loop it through the hole on each acrylic ornament, and tie a knot to secure the ends.
You can hang the paint pour acrylic Christmas ornaments as is if you’d like, or take it one step further and add a saying to each one with a paint marker. I hand lettered these, but you could also use vinyl for them as well. If you would like some similar hand lettered SVG files to use, check out this listing in my Etsy shop!
What color combinations would you use on your paint pour Christmas ornaments?
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12 Days of Holidays Ideas Hop:
- Day 1–Gift Guides– Gift Ideas for the Foodie
- Day 2–Holiday Survival Guides– Guide to Surviving the Holidays as an Introvert
- Day 3– Kid’s Crafts
- Day 4– Games
- Day 5– Advent Calendars
- Day 6–Wreaths– Simple Evergreen Hoop Wreath
- Day 7– Ornaments-YOU’RE HERE
- Day 8–Printables– Funny Hand Lettered Gift Tags for Handmade Gifts
- Day 9–Pot Luck Recipes– Creamy Skillet Brussel’s Sprouts with Bacon
- Day 10– Desserts
- Day 11– Breakfast Recipes
- Day 12– Christmas Trees
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