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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