Hand-Painted Christmas Ornaments

It's easy to create personalized holiday ornaments with a bit of paint and imagination.
HT10C-S08_5ca_Mackinac_Ornaments3

HT10C-S08_5ca_Mackinac_Ornaments3

Materials and Tools:

frosted glass ornaments (available at crafts supply stores)
fine paintbrush
acrylic paints, various colors
mug or glass (with mouth wide enough to hold ornament)
bowl of clean water
plastic artist's palette (or plastic plate)
paper towel

Steps:

  1. Place ornament on top of the mug or glass. This will hold the ornament steady as you paint.
  2. Dispense various paint colors onto an artist's palette or plastic plate for easy access.
  3. Dip the tip of your paintbrush into one desired color and begin painting design onto the ornament. Let the newly painted design dry on one side before turning the ornament to paint another side.
  4. Before changing colors, make sure to clean brush in water and dry with paper towel.
  5. Leave ornament in mug and allow the paint to dry fully before packaging as a gift or hanging on your tree.

Next Up

Turn Clothespins Into Christmas Tree Ornaments

In just a few steps, turn wooden clothespins into beautiful snowflake tree ornaments. This is a great project for older children to tackle on their own or for small kids with help from a crafty adult.

Kids' Craft: Ruffled Rose Headband

With just a little help from a crafty adult, kids can turn a plain elastic headband into a sweet feminine accessory, perfect for girls big or small.

How to Make Exotic Holiday Stockings

Create playful Christmas stockings out of faux fur.

Felt Star Christmas Tree Topper

Add a crafty touch to your Christmas tree with a handmade, star-shaped topper embellished with vintage buttons.

Make a Hand-Painted Cookie Plate for Santa

Get the kiddos involved in creating a custom plate for Santa's cookies. Durable ceramic paint allows the plate to be washed and reused year after year.

Handmade Reindeer Coasters

An elegant set of four coasters is an inexpensive and easy gift for the holidays.

Upcycle Men's Shirts Into an Advent Calendar Garland

Designer Casey Noble puts old, patterned dress shirts to use by turning them into a chic Advent calendar garland that can be used year after year.

DIY Holiday Pinecone Garland

Stylishly bring the outdoors in by creating a garland made of small pinecones and red yarn, then drape it over your mantel, Christmas tree, or down the length of the dining table for an understated festive touch.

How-to: Wallpaper-Lined Trays

Follow the directions below to complete this DIY wallpaper craft from HGTV Magazine.

Personalized Bottle Cap Necklace

Create a one-of-a-kind necklace for your favorite 'tween or teen. This is a great craft project for an older child to create on their own or with a little little help from a cool and crafty adult.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.