Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid. All opinions are 100% my own! Marbling has never been so easy! With these simple instructions you can create the marbled Christmas ornaments of your dreams in any color you wish!
Halloween is over, so let the Christmas crafting begin! I know it seems a little early, but if you’re like me and enjoy making things for Christmas, you really do have to get started early to complete everything in time! I know it’s a bit early for Christmas, but think of it as holiday prep, we don’t have to actually start decorating yet ; ). I will be sharing the tutorial for these DIY Marbled Christmas Ornaments with all the other Plaid Creators, so buckle up and enjoy all these fun creative ideas!! I also did a Facebook live video for the Marbled Christmas Ornaments…. you can find that video at the bottom of the post! There’s also a discount code and more amazing Christmas Tutorials from some of my amazing friends after the tutorial, so don’t miss those! AND a GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post!
The White Ornaments are actually marbled with different shades of white. It’s really hard to capture the detail in a photo, but if you love all things white like I do, you will love the outcome of blending the different white colors for a gorgeous marbled affect! But the black and white ones are my Christmas Tree Inspiration this year!
Let’s make some Marbled Christmas Ornaments!
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How to Make Marbled Christmas Ornaments
Step 1: Prepare the Paint
We are going to begin by preparing our paint. In order to get the marbling affect we have to add the Martha Stewart Marbling Medium which allows the different colors to be swirled together, creating the marbled affect, without blending the colors. It’s really amazing to watch! To mix it you will add Martha Stewart Multi Surface Satin Paint into a plastic cup, and then mix in the Marbling Medium. You want to do about 1 part paint to two parts of the Marbling Medium. I mix the paint and medium together with a popsicle stick. This will not alter the color of your paint, I promise. It’s pretty awesome how it mixes together without changing the color! Try not to whip it or stir to rapidly as this will cause air bubbles! If you do get a few air bubbles, just allow the paint to settle for about 10 minutes before beginning.
As you can see below I probably stirred a little too quickly on a few of the paints. I think one of my kids needed me so I was trying to finish it up ;)! Be sure and prepare all the different colors ahead of time because we will be using them one after another and you’ll want to have them all ready to go!
Step 2: Pour the Paint
Now it’s time to pour the paint into the ornaments. Typically when working with this marbling medium you are going to see the top of the paint, but since it’s in the clear plastic bulb we are actually seeing the paint from underneath, so you have to be a little more intentional about where you pour the paint. You don’t want to just layer it all one top of each other or the top color won’t be seen on the bottom. I like to pour in a small amount of one color, then move on to the next color and so on. While I pour each color I try as best as I can to get it in a different spot that than the previous color. Then keep pouring the different colors until you feel like there is enough paint to cover all the surface of the ornament.
I know this is a little hard to understand, but you will be able to see what I mean in the Facebook live! Basically you are just trying to get the different colors to touch the clear surface. I apologize I don’t have the best picture for this step because it’s hard to capture while pouring since I only have two hands ; ). This picture below probably shows the best how I tried to pour the colors in different locations.
Step 3: Move that Ornament!
Now you just need to swirl your ornament around until you cover the entire interior surface. Or perhaps you want to leave the top part clear and only move the paint around the bottom portion. This is totally up to you! Once you are satisfied with your swirling, it just needs to dry. I dried mine by placing the ornaments in a cup to rest. First I put the opening down and let any excess paint drip out. But the paint will continue to move since this is a round surface. I suggest changing the position of the ornament every once in a while until it has had some time to dry.
After you allow the paint to dry you can reinsert the top piece aka the little hangy thing… not totally sure what those are called ;).
One of my favorite things about these marbled Christmas ornaments is the possible color combinations! You guys know I’m neutral all the way, but I did try to make some red ones, which that actually turned out super cute and reminded me of candy canes…. they just didn’t mesh well with my overall theme. But if you are someone who loves color, this could be a really fun project!
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Happy Crafting friends! I hope you enjoyed these Marbled Christmas Ornaments!