Project of the Day:
I found some hollow glass ornaments for a ridiculously cheap price at Michael's with the intention of making some cool painted glass ornaments like these:
(sources: Here for multi-colored ones or Here for neon ones)
First I tried the fairly easy ones from Young House Love- but the paint colors I used (matte white and blue) just didn't look like anything super special- so I washed them out and tried the multi-colored ornaments. Maybe it was the paint I was using or maybe I'm just glass-ornament-filled-with-paint challenged... but either way I failed miserably and they looked NOTHING like the gorgeous ones I had pinned. Instead I decided to just start mixing paints with a little white in hopes of getting a marbleized effect.
Magic happened- and it WORKED! This method takes a little patience- since if you mix the paints too much or too quickly you'll get a muddy look rather than a marbleized one. Patient is one thing I am not when it comes to crafting- but these looked so cool I actually managed to sit myself down for long enough to make 6 of them in different colors.
Here's the easy step-by-step:
Step 1: Pour a good amount of whatever you want your main color to be in a bowl and mix around to warm it up. I know that sound ridiculous but some acrylic paints are really thick and need to be stirred to make them easier to work with.
Obviously the darker your base color is the better the white swirls will stand out- but a whole set in shades of one color would definitely be cool.
What do you think??
Easy enough for a holiday DIY?