The thing I love most about those clear, glass craft store ornaments is that they have a ton of potential! There are all kinds of ways you can customize them! If you’ve ever wondered How to Paint DIY Galaxy Ornaments, this is the post for you!
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Painting galaxy ornaments is fun and easy. I used giant plastic globes, so there isn’t a worry about breakage like the more fragile glass kind, and the bigger globes are awesome because they really have impact! To get started, you just need a few supplies:
Start by carefully removing the ornament hanging part, and painting the globe ornament with black craft paint. This may take several coats for complete coverage.
While the paint is still wet, use a sponge pouncing brush to pounce on blue paint, blending it with the black, and creating soft edges.
Add magenta and purple paint the same way, pouncing black paint back on if needed, turning the ornament as you go.
Once your paint is dry, drip an old brush in white paint, and use your finger to flick the bristles to create a spatter pattern to mimic stars and constellations.
You can see how the painted purples and blues and magenta all mix together to create a really fun mottled effect. Once you add the varnish, you really get a fun effect! You’ll want to dry your ornament with the ball standing upright. I found that a small paint bottle makes the perfect drying rack.
Once your paint is dry, use a soft brush to paint iridescent varnish in blue over the top of the ornament. This will deepen your colors and add a really cool opalescent-ish blue sheen to your surface.
You can see how it changes the paint from black to blue! It’s a pretty cool product. This is not a sponsored post, I just thought it was so fun.
If you have a galaxy lover in your home, or even a Star Wars fan, or Doctor Who fan, this would be such a fun project to do. You could even personalize it with carefully placed paint dots if someone has a special constellation or zodiac sign!