Do you love making DIY ornaments at Christmas time? It’s one of my favorite Christmas crafts to do. These dipped marbled ornaments are a blast to make and are a great way to add some style to otherwise plain ornaments. So easy too!
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I have made some ornaments in my day (you can see them here, here, here, here, and here) but I can honestly say that making these is the most fun I’ve ever had whilst Christmas crafting. It’s a combination of easiness and not really being sure how they are going to turn out each time but loving every single one! Like having kids… minus the easiness part.
You HAVE to try them… I can pretty much guarantee that you have some plain ornaments laying around and some nail polish so why not? Here is what you’ll need:
- A container deep enough to dip an entire ornament
- Nail polish
- wooden skewers or toothpicks
- Plain ornaments
It is super hard to take photos and do this at the same time but here is the basic run down.
- Fill container with water.
- Put a few drops of nail polish and a few drops of a different color for a two-toned effect.
- Swirl colors together (but work fast as the nail polish starts to dry pretty quickly!)
- Dip ornament straight down into the water as far as you’d like and then lift.
- Call yourself an artiste!! Beautiful work!
- Allow to dry completely.
If you’d like a better visual, here is a video where she does the same thing to coffee mugs (a great gift idea too because you’ll be addicted to this technique so just keep going! Marble all the things.
It is so fun to try different colors and see what you get. It’s like a science experiment!
DIY Ornaments: Dipped and Marbled
In the image below I had dipped in in just gold. I found that to be a little boring (although it did look kind of gold leafed which was cool) so I waited until it dried and then dipped it again in the red. Why not right? Have fun!
Happy Christmas crafting!
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