It’s soon time to trim the tree (if you haven’t already!)…and I have joined a few bloggers to bring you 30+ handmade ornaments!
I decided to go with a watercolor theme this year and making these ornaments is super easy. If my 8 and 6 year old can do this, anyone can! 😉
Supplies for HANDMADE WATERCOLOR ORNAMENT: shallow bowl (preferably disposable), nail polish, ornament, warm water.
You can use any type of ornament. I have used this on craft store ornaments that were glass, ceramic and plastic.
- Fill the dish with warm water.
- Add a few drops of nail polish. If the polish doesn’t disperse, use a toothpick to swirl it a little.
- Dip the ornament into the mixture.
- Hang dry.
The picture above is by just dipping the ornament.
This photo I used a paper towel with nail polish remover and lightly went over the entire ornament. It gave the whole thing a more marbled effect and color.
This ornament I used multiple colors and the remover.
Three different versions but all give it a watercolor effect!
Now don’t forget to hop over and check out all the great handmade ornaments!
Pretty! I love the marbled look that the nail polish gives this ornament.
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Gorgeous! I definitely want to try this now! Pinning 🙂
These are simply STUNNING! I can’t believe that you created this look with nail polish. I’m sharing these on my blog FB page Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Bethany!! 🙂
Shut the front door – nail polish! Great idea! They turned out so cute!
Sarah @ Little Red Brick House says
These are incredible, Angela! Just beautiful.
Wonder if I could use spent light bulbs with your tutorial??? Love the marbled effect.
Lis, I’m sure you could…GREAT idea!! 🙂
I have a bunch of pine cones. I wonder if the nail polish marbling would work on them as well? I’m thing that instead of dipping the pine cone , would it be better to but the nail polish concoction in a spray bottle and spray it on? Your thoughts?
Do u know if u can use gel polish or does it have to be regular?
These are just amazing! I can’t believe you made this shape with nail polish. I like the marble shape that nail polish gives to this ornament. I think instead of dipping a pine cone, is it better to put a nail polish itch in a nail polish bottle and spray it on it?
Watercolors can be difficult to color. It’s a difficult tool to master, mostly because it can be unforgivable and unpredictable. Mistakes are hard to correct, and their nature makes them difficult to overcome. One or more colors of acrylic paint in jewelry and rotate gently to achieve the desired effect. Allow the paint to dry and add extra color.
What a great idea and they came out gorgeous! Love them!
Shannon Spackman says
Love this idea, can I ask where you got your ornament blank. I am in Canada and have not seen these before in Michaels but love the shape.
Mine didn’t work. I used 2 brand new nail polishes but different brands. I will have to try it with 1 color first. I’m not giving up!!