Friday, December 6, 2013

DIY Christmas Series / Neon Painted Ornaments / Beauty & the Beard

Laura from Beauty & the Beard has been one of my blogging bffs for a long time and she is pretty much the coolest. You should be stalking her. 
 
Hello you lovely readers of  a creative day! I'm Laura from Beauty & the Beard; I'm so glad to be here today posting in Eileen's lovely series! 
I'm big into DIYs, especially when it comes to the holidays. I feel like the older we get, the more and more people just buy the things they want on their own (since we're all adults with real jobs now)- so doing a fun DIY gift is a great way to give something that's totally original.

Today I made some of my favorite DIY gifts - paint ornaments! These things only require 2 things to makes them, and are so quick that you can easily make them for a last minute gift for that person on your list you forgot to buy something for :)

What you'll need:
- Hollow glass ornaments: Get them at Michael's with a 40% off coupon and they're about $3 for 6 of them!
- Assorted colors of acrylic paint

How to make it happen:
You really can't screw this up- just remove the ornament's silver top- pour about a teaspoon of paint in the bottom, and slowly turn the ornament around until you have a cool, swirled effect! Try with 1 color, or 2-3 for a more marbleized look. 
 Let dry, pop the tops back in, and you're good to go & gift!
These are a great DIY gift for Secret Santa- just figure out their favorite colors- or the team colors of a favorite sports team, and go to town!

Thanks so much for having me Eileen- can't wait to see the projects everyone else comes up with for the series! 
(oh, and new-found friends- you can find me on instagram/twitter too!)

xo, lp

3 comments:

  1. thanks for having me lovely lady! can't wait to see what else comes out of the series!!

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  2. How fun! I like how they're not perfectly coated. Makes it more unique!

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  3. Love the simplicity (as in, I could make them :)), and the color choice. So fun!

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