Gold Dipped Christmas Ornaments

SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

I know fall just started but, as I usually say, it's never too early to start planning for Christmas.

Once again, I'm happy to be part of the Handmade Christmas Blog Hop. This year we're bringing you twelve beautiful Christmas ornaments in hopes of giving you ideas and inspiration for your Christmas decor. Yesterday,
Kristi from I Should Be Mopping The Floor shared an adorable Mason Jar Lid Ornament, it's been so fun to see all the pretty ornaments that my friends have created!

For the past few years my holiday decorations have been rustic, lots of natural elements mixed with white and earthy tones. I love it! And I was planning on going the same route this year, but my family asked for something a little different.

The final consensus: A rustic glam Christmas.

SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas  - white and gold ball ornament with white and black ribbon

Somehow, every time I think of glam, gold is the color that immediately comes to my mind. It's been a long time since I last used gold as my theme, but I'm already feeling like King Midas, after finishing this set of gold dipped Christmas ornaments I created for this blog hop! :)

Let me tell you how you can easily give plain, glass ball ornaments a total new look by dipping them in gold paint.

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The materials you'll need:

Instructions:

I already had a few bottles of gold paint in my stash, so I ran a quick test on a small glass cup to determine which paint I would use.

The FolkArt brand was the winner because it wasn't as thick as the other I was considering and the color was a bit more vibrant.

Find a small container where the ornament can fit and fill the container with paint (don't over fill).

Remove the ball hangers and begin dipping the balls into the paint.
SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

You can dip them side-ways, straight, or even up side-down, though it would be hard to grab the ball by its round bottom.

Bring the ball out of the paint. I dipped them and took them out immediately or at least until I knew the line was where I wanted.

Hold the ball above the paint container, letting the excess drip,
SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

When the dripping slows, hang them to dry on something. I used a Mug Rack that surprisingly worked well for this!
Christmas balls drying on mug rack
Marble Mug Rack
Remember you need to set them to dry with the painted surface looking down. You don't want to damage those sharp lines. The paint runs down while it dries, you can see the drips, while they were there on the mug rug (above picture).

Since the paint keeps following gravity, you have to check and lightly brush off the tip of paint that forms when dripping. I used a little brush to help that small amount of paint that seems doesn't want to drip off the ball.

Once the paint was dry,  I added sticky rhinestones and letters.

Oh, I also tried my hands at painting some designs on the balls. I used Frog tape and pressed the tape firmly onto the glass, but no matter what I did, the paint seeped through. :/

I kinda saved the designs by using a small brush and painting those bands with white paint.
Of course, I don't recommend taping designs onto ball ornaments.

Oh, and don't forget to paint the ball hangers too.

Here my daughter was helping me hold the pretty ornaments.
SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

For those of us that aren't good at free handing designs, ha, stickers are our solution! :D
SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

The bows are very simple to make. I used a 21" piece to make the bow and then 10" for the crossed piece to hang the ornament from.

I'm in LOVE!! Look at those sharp lines!
SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

This is making me want to go and check all those boxes full of old Christmas decor. I want to start decorating this instant!
SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas

SO Easy! And with Sharp lines! - Gold dipped Christmas ornaments - A glam Christmas


Have you thought of a theme for your Christmas decor this year? Is gold in it? I hope so!!


Here are all 12 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

Day 1-4 Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop

Day 5-8 - Handmade Christmas Ornaments Blog Hop
5-Hunt and Host              6-Lovely Etc.               7-Pet Scribbles             8-Sweet Pea

Day 9-12 - 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments Blog Hop


Check the ornaments done in past years:

Handmade ornaments in white black and red ribbon - rustic decor


wooden pole repurposed into hundreds of little ornaments

Rustic Neutral Christmas decor




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11 comments :

  1. I love how your crafty mind works. This is one of my all-time favs. Such a great idea! ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. Thanks Sweet friend! Here my team approves. 👍

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  2. I love how glam these are! Can't wait to see how your decor comes together!

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    1. Oh, I'm super excited to start decorating for Christmas, though I'm a bit nervous of going overboard with the gold, cause it's kind of addicting! :)

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  3. I would LOVE to make these Cristina! They are GORGEOUS!! And I LOVE gold for Christmas too! Seriously, these would look so cool with the marbleized ones I made the first year. Hmmm.... ;)
    You are so creative! I always look forward to seeing what you will create! Thanks friend for hopping with us again! xoxo

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    1. Yes, I remember your pretty marbleized ornaments and of course, the two of them would go hand in hand! Thanks so much for your kind words and for always being there cheering us up!

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  4. These are going to look stunning on your tree, Christina! I love the combination of white and gold with the black and white striped ribbon.

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  5. I've always been tempted to play with dipping ornaments and now you've inspired me!! Love how these turned out!!! Thanks for being part of the hop! xoxo, Jennifer

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  6. Absolutely Gorgeous! They looks so elegant and fancy. I would have never thought they were homemade! Amazing job!
    LOOOOVE it
    Hugs

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  7. These are so gorgeous and chic! Love how they turned out, Cristina. Now, I'm wanting a black, white, and gold Christmas tree somewhere. ;)

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  8. Love the glam of these. The black and white paired with the gold is quite stunning. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Holidays.

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