Looking for a super easy and cheap take on Christmas ornaments? Well have I got a fun, holiday craft for you with these DIY marbled indigo ornaments.
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to watch the video tutorial as well!
Not only are they fun to make, they are great as DIY Christmas gifts to give to friends and party hosts.
Remember when I shared my take on the Alice and Louis marbled easter eggs? Well I applied the same concept to these plain, white Christmas ornaments. So , unfortunately I cannot take full credit for this awesome tutorial. I am just an uninspired, copy cat on this one, folks.
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Materials Needed for DIY Christmas ORNAMENTS:
- plain white Christmas tree ornaments (you can get some similar ones here)
- nail polish of your preferred color (I went with a metallic indigo like this one) I also did black (like this one)
- some sort of bowl or pan you don’t mind ruining (I used a disposable baking pan)
- warm water
- ornament hooks
- disposable gloves (optional)
First I placed the ornament hook on my ornament.
Then, I filled my disposable baking pan with warm water. (1/3 of the way full.)
In my opinion warm water is a crucial component to the success of this marbling effect. It seems with cold water, the nail polish drops to the bottom of the pan too quickly.
Pour your nail polish into the water (there is no precise amount.). You want to see a filmy texture on the surface of the water. Now, dip your ornament and swirl it through the nail polish film. That is basically it, folks.
As I finished with each ornament, I hung them to dry on a hanger. This was just to make sure the nail polish did not smear off before it had time to dry.
And I am so happy with how these little guys turned out.
Just a little warning about the nail polish fumes. The smell wasn’t horrible, but definitely noticeable… just something to keep in mind before beginning your project.
Here are some ornaments I marbled with black nail polish for a more modern farmhouse vibe…
For this particular design, I used slightly bigger ornaments.
**Update November 2018: To better serve my readers, I recently shot a video tutorial of this entire DIY process which you can view directly below…**
Marble Ornament Video Tutorial
Just a little heads up to my loyal readers that I may be taking a holiday break for a week or two. My 2-year-old will be out of Mother’s Day out for the next few weeks, and I will have my hands full.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas full of love and laughter.
Now get out there and design some good vibes. Please also be sure to spread the love and Pin.
And a special thanks to Alice and Louis for all the inspiration. You guys have got to check out their blog.
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