So this project is even great for little kids! How much do they love making a mess, well this has a fabulous mess factor. You should see the carpet in my scrapbook room after this one!
Painted Christmas Ornament Tutorial
What you need:
1) Acrylic Paint (cheaper at Walmart)
2) Typical round glass ornament
4) Contact Paper (cheaper at Walmart)
5) heat tool (even a blow dryer works for this)
I picked up the ornaments from AC Moore there were 4 in a box. Take the silver cap off of the ornament.
Pour in the acrylic paint and swril it around until it covers the entire inside of the ornament. Turn the ornament upside down and sit inside a plastic cup so the excess pain can drain out.
Create your vinyl designs with Silhouette or Cricut and cut them out. Peal off the excess vinyl around the design. Cut a peice of contact paper and get some of the sticky off, by sticking it to your clothes, then stick it over the top of your vinyl design. Peel the vinyl design from it's backing and place it on your ornament.
One tip to make this easier, cut small slits in the contact paper so that it has some mobility when adhearing it to the round ornament. Use your scrapper to rub the design onto the glass. Peel off the contact paper. make sure that all the air bubbles are out of the deisgn. Use your heat gun to heat up the the vinyl and then rub over the vinyl again to be sure it is stuck to the glass. Tie a bow in a coordinating color and you're ready to give your gift at Christmas!
Glittered Christmas Ornament Tutorial
So this is the stuff you'll need. All of it can be found at Walmart, with the exception of the ornaments. They're the same ornaments used above from AC Moore. Although I'm sure Walmart has them too, I didn't look.
Take the silver cap off of the ornament and pour in the pledge floor cleaner. Pour the floor cleaner in the ornament and swril it around to coat the inside. Turn it over in a paper cup to drain out excess floor cleaner.
Put the funnel inside the ornament. Pour in the glitter. Over the coffee filter swirl the glitter around to coat the inside of the ornament. The more glitter you pour in the more glitter affect you'll receive. Dump the excess glitter into the coffee filter and use the filter to pour the glitter back into the container. Put the silver cap back on the ornament and you're done! I will be cutting vinyl for this and I'll heat set it as I did in the above tutorial.