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Now it is time to use the clean ornaments
I make bunches of these every year. I have a tree full of them, tradition is when someone stops by, they get to pick an ornament off the tree. This year I really tried hard not to do so many ones that look like fire (my favorite) Really easy and great looking.

if you find already decorated ornaments, or scratched up ones at a yard sale or second hand store, here is how to turn them into clear ones.

www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/old_glass_ornaments_in_to_clear_blank_slates_

Posted by Jean from Stafford, Virginia, United States • Published See Jean's 24 projects »
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  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your freshly clean and dry glass ornaments

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bottles of actylic paint.

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place three or four drops of a couple of different colors in the ornament.

    Remember, the more paint the heavier and the longer the drying time.

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tilt the ornament on it's and let the paint follow the pull of gravity

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 5
    Step 5

    You can find something the ornament can lay in on it's side and rotate it a bit every 15 minutes or so.

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 6
    Step 6

    If you think it needs more paint, add a few drops but don't over do it.

    Keep rotating the ornament.

    I have one sitting and waiting to rotate while I work on another, so I end up with several going at one time.

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 7
    Step 7

    Keep in mind that until the paint inside finishes drying the pattern will change.

  • How to make a bauble. Marblized Glass Christmas Ornaments - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remember as they hang upside down it will change, so it is best not to over mix them.

    I know it is hard and not shake the crap out of it to cover everywhere, but it is so worth the wait.

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Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
oh wow cool!
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kmegamom
kmegamom · Corona, California, US · 2 projects
I made something very similar to these the last couple of years with my Grandsons (who are currently 3 and 5). The difference is that they do not have the patience to sit and wait for 15 minutes to turn them, so we just used the paints, I let them pick two or three colors and then they swirled them and we let them dry. They came out really cute and were so easy even these young guys could do them!
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GryffindorGrl
GryffindorGrl · Fayetteville, North Carolina, US · 24 projects
so pretty! these remind me of those marbleized suckers or jawbreakers! Happy
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Tabitha J.
Tabitha J. · 3 projects
Love love love these! My husband and I are taking on this project for our final Christmas of the season next week. Thanks for the idea!
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Lisa B.
Lisa B. · Los Angeles, California, US
I saw this post and ran to the store, thankfully there was some clear iridescent ones left (michales 60% off Christmas). My 4 year old LOVED this project and so did Hubby!! 1yr old really wanted just to play in the paint. Can't wait to do more of these! Plan on making it a tradition!
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Leslie K.
Leslie K. · 1 project
How should I make the ornaments clear? This might seem like a silly question.
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
look at Jean's other tutorial...there's one on how to make it clear.
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CraftyPunk C.
CraftyPunk C. · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 2 projects
wow thats so cool thanks for the how to!
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Jill T.
Jill T. · Sacramento, California, US · 7 projects
So pretty! I did some of these and yours are much prettier. Happy
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Jean
Jean · Stafford, Virginia, US · 24 projects
wow, i need to keep track of my email more.

i use regular acrylic paint. once my ornaments are cleaned out, i use a little bleach on the inside and then rinse thoroughly.

i had a brainstorm and used automatic dish washer detergent, since it doesn't leave drip marks. well, whatever helpst the waterspots stay gone, doesn't let the paint adhere.

the key is to make sure the interior is clean, rinsed, and totally dry.

i had a few that the paint peeled from, but i was a bit over zealous with the paint, and it didn't dry.

after they sit upside down for at least three or four days, i put them in a carton and leave the top off for week or two. longer doesn't hut. it allows the paint to dry.

the key is leaving that little top off for more air flow.

Ericha F.
Ericha F.
I have done lots of thiese ornaments this week but now that I have them drying, the paint all seems to be running to the side that it is laying on! Do you have any suggestions. It doesn't seem to matter if I use more or less paint, it doesn't seem to be sticking! HELP!!!!
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i setup this project for my friends and we had alot of fun especially the younger kids thanks. Happy
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