Gosh that headline is a mouth full but it’s the truth. You might have seen various painted ornaments in my “Blogger Stylin’ Christmas Home Tour 2014″ (click HERE if you missed it) on Monday and todays’ post is to show you what I did.
DIY brushstroke painted plastic Christmas balls
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It just so happens that I bought a large amount of colored plastic ornaments on 75% clearance at Target after Christmas last year and I wasn’t feeling all the colors.
On top of it I had a huge amount of silver plastic ornaments in the attic that I didn’t want to use this year.
I really wasn’t that into the reds and purples.
My first step was to use some scrap wood and nails to create board where I could prop up the plastic ornaments to spray paint them with primer.
My go to favorite primer is Kilz spray primer and it worked like a charm once again. In some of the photos below you can tell that the color still bled through in some spots on the balls, but second coat fixed that. No other primer works as good for me as this one.
After the primer I either gave them a fresh coat of semi-gloss white spray paint or I painted some of them my favorite Krylon Copper Metallic Spray Paint
But I didn’t stop there. I wanted to included everything I loved int he past year in my home decor, which was the crosses and the recent dots and brushstrokes. Don’t you just love Jana Bek brush stroke lamps? I do and it sure looks fabulous on Christmas balls too.
I painted black detail in with regular acrylic craft paint and various different sized brushes. Actually very easy if you ask me.
Each ornament was hung up to dry on little rods (sorry for the bad cellphone photos):
And here they are, all kinds of different ones:
Here is a copper painted ornament and a brush stroke ornament:
And another copper Christmas ball and a little dotted brushstroke Christmas ball.
I love how they look on my small Christmas tree and on my large one. Click HERE to see the big Christmas tree with the ornaments.
I still have to share with you how I made the large gold stars. But I’ll do that next time.