Easy DIY Painted Glass Ornaments

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My kids and I love to craft! I am always on the look out for crafting ideas that all of us can do. This is such a fun craft and it is easy for kids of all ages (with a little adult supervision). We have silver and blue decorations on our Christmas tree, but I wanted to add a little bit more. There were some areas of the tree that were a little sparse so I decided that adding some silver glass ornaments would be perfect.

Easy DIY Painted Glass Ornaments

Supplies Needed:

Glass Ornaments
Paint – I love using the metallic paint. It really makes a nice finish.
Marking Pen – You can find these at the craft store. Again I love the metallic ones
Paper Cups – I had these little ones, but you can use small paper cups too. Just make sure that the glass ball can sit on the rim without falling in.


The concept was easy – simply add paint to the glass balls! You can use one color, or multiple colors. My daughter and I actually three different colors of metallic paint in each ball to give it a swirly look. We add the paint and then swirled it around to cover the entire inside of the ball. We did have to shake the balls a little to get the paint to cover, but simply putting your finger over the opening of the ball prevents paint from flying everywhere!

Putting paint inside the glass ornament

After we had applied the paint, we simply but each glass ornament in one of the paper cups upside down. This allows the extra paint to drain from the ornament.

Glass Ornaments Remove Excess Paint

After the excess paint has drained we replaced the metals tops and then used a silver pen to decorate our ornaments. Then we placed them on our tree!

Easy DIY Painted Glass Ornaments

This project was a lot of fun!

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Cecile has been a work-at-home mom since 2003. She is busy being a chauffeur to her kids, managing community activities and blogging. Cecile enjoys drawing on her professional experience as a University manager and computer engineer to help others achieve social media success.

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  1. Those ornaments look lovely! I used to have some glass ornaments but after we had kids and cats they broke. We’ve switched to primarily non-breakables now.
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  2. What a great kit! My kids and l love crafting. This would be so fun!!

  3. So cute! I really want to make these with the kids.
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  4. Those ornaments are fantstic. I always wondered how to get the ornaments looking good. I was worried I would end up with a paint mess. These kits are fantastic.
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  5. Those are lovely. I have never tried to make ornaments like this.
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