3 DIY Glass Christmas Ornament Ideas

December 20, 2020


DIY clear glass Christmas ornaments

Hello! Here you'll learn how to decorate glass ornaments in three different ways. The three ornaments you're going to learn how to make is a yarn ornament and a candy cane inspired striped ornament. You'll also learn how to make a marble ornament with the bottom half of the ornament painted and another stripe using washi tape.

You can watch the video below or read on.





Yarn Ornament


DIY yarn ornament

You'll need:

Glass Ornament
Mod Podge
Paintbrush
Yarn
Ribbon
Hot Glue
Jewel (optional)

1. Start by tying a loop with the yarn on the top of the ornament so you can hang it while it dries.

2. Paint Mod Podge on the bottom of the ornament.

3. Take the end of the yarn and place it in the middle of the bottom of the ornament.

4. Wrap the yarn around the end of yarn and make sure you keep it in the middle of the ornament.

5. When you get to the end of where you stopped putting Mod Podge you can add more of it. Then you want to keep wrapping the yarn around the ornament and you want to repeat the same steps until you get to the top.

If you're having trouble with the yarn staying in place when you get closer to the top of the ornament you can let it dry so it's easier for the yarn to stay on the ornament.

Also you do want to keep in mind that Mod Podge does dry fast, so only cover the ornament in sections.

6. Once you get to the top of the ornament you can the take the top off, cut the yarn and you can finish attaching the yarn to the ornament.

7. When the yarn is dry you can put the top back on.

8. Tie a bow with any size and color of ribbon.

9. Glue on the bow with hot glue and if you want you can glue a jewel on the middle of the bow.

When you like how yout ornament looks, you're all done.


Candy Cane Inspired Ornament


DIY candy cane inspired Christmas ornament

You'll need:

Glass Ornament
White and red acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Ribbon, twine, stirring or whatever you want to use hang the ornament up.

1. Take the top off of the ornament and pour white acrylic paint into the ornament.

2. To move the paint around the ornament you can move it around or carefully tap it until the ornament is covered

3. When the ornament is completely covered, you can put it upside down for a few minutes in a paper or plastic cup so some of the extra paint can come out. I used the plastic that came with my ornament.

4. After a few minutes you can put the the top of the ornament facing up and let it dry. You want to change the positions of the ornament every few hours so you can check it to make sure it's drying okay.

5. When the ornament is dry, you want to put the top of the ornament back on and you can tie a loop on the top of the ornament with twine, ribbon or whatever you would like. I used red and white twine.

6. Paint a curved stripe on the ornament with two or more coats with red or another color of acrylic paint. Also in between each coat, you can hang it somewhere to dry.

7. Once you get to the bottom of the ornament you can make the stripe look like a swirl.

8. When the paint is dry you can clean the ornament up by wiping it away with a paper towel. You can also use a your fingernail or  x-acto knife to carefully smooth out the lines.

When you like how you're ornament looks you're all done


Marble Ornament


DIY marble ornament with a stripe

You'll need:

Glass ornament
Three or more colors of acrylic paint
Paintbrush
Washi tape
Scissors
Ribbon, twine, stirring or whatever you want to use hang the ornament up.

1. Take the top of the ornament off and then you want to take two or more colors of acrylic paint and pour it into the ornament.

2. When you have some paint in the ornament, you want to move or carefully tap the ornament around until the ornament is covered and if you need to you can add more paint.

3. Once the ornament is completely covered, you can put it upside down in a paper or plastic cup for a few minutes to let some of the extra paint come out and make sure you watch it so not all of the paint comes out and ruins your design. I used the plastic from the ornaments I used.

4. After a few minutes you want to put the ornament right back up so the top is facing up and you want to let it dry. To make sure it's drying correctly, want to change the position of the ornament after every couple of hours.

5. Once the ornament is dry, you want to wipe off any paint with a paper towel that's wet.

6. Put the top of the ornament back on and take a piece of ribbon and tie a loop.

7. Paint the bottom half of the ornament at a angle or you can paint it in anyway you would like with two or more coats of acrylic paint. In between each coat, you can hang it somewhere to dry.

8. When the paint is dry you can get a piece of washi tape and place it around the edge of the line you just painted or you can paint a line instead. If you're washi tape is to wide you can cut it down to the size you need it to be.

When you like how your ornament looks, you all done.


That's how you make all three of these pretty ornaments!

Which ornament is your favorite? My favorite ornament is probably the marble one but I like the other ornaments too.

Happy Holidays!

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