There is something about Christmas that screams CRAFT at me. I know, I know, we craft every season, but Christmas is probably my favorite. Maybe because you can make a memory, hang it on the tree, pack it up, and gush all over it again when you unpack it the next year. This year is no exception and we started early creating these fun Marbled Picture Christmas Ornaments.
The base for these are jar lids, so start collecting!
I have used them before for my garden labels so I already had a few lying around.
What you need to make your own Marbled Picture Christmas Ornaments:
- Jar lids
- A base paint, acrylic works fine. I used white.
- Testors Paints, these are oil-based paints.
- A disposable container
- Glue, I used a hot glue gun.
Making your Marbled Picture Christmas Ornaments:
First, paint all of your jar lids with a base coat. I chose white, for the most part, it won’t show through.
In your disposable container add about half an inch of water.
Slowly pour a little bit of each color you would like in your marbling. Using a toothpick swirl and mix around your colors. They will float on top of the water.
J liked helping with this part, but if you have a younger child you can check out these fun Toddler Christmas Ornaments.
If it starts to build up on your toothpick wipe it off.
One you have a good pattern take and place your lid down in the paint, lift back up and lay to dry.
Use a little more of you base color to touch up the edges.
Add ribbon around the outer edge using dabs of hot glue to secure in place. Add a drop at the top and add a loop to hang.Every single picture Christmas ornament will be unique and a special gift.
Choose a good picture to place inside, and give to your loved ones.Your picture Christmas ornament will look great either side!An ornament to be proud of.
Does this mean I’m getting one….because I love them!!