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Painting Inexpensive Globe Ornaments with a Custom Color

Painting inexpensive globe ornaments is a great way to decorate your tree. Iridescent Varnish, glitter,and chalk-based paint can turn any clear glass globe into a custom ornament!

You know you’re in trouble when you have a certain color ornament in mind, and you can’t find any of the colors on a single on-line shopping site. I was inspired to base my tree on my living room rug this year, and I not only combed through Wayfair for the right shade of blue and orange ornaments, but Amazon, Joss and Main and even a few other sites. After not finding anything I liked, I decided I had to take matters into my own paint brush.

Painting clear glass globes to make custom ornaments

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Painting clear glass ornaments with chalky finish paint

I started by painting the orange plastic ornaments in Cameo Chalky Finish paint, and the blue ones in Preservation  with a soft brush.

Painting plastic ornaments in chalky finish paint

Some of them I painted, and completely coated, and others I made an abstract brush strokes only on the bottom.

Adding glitter to wet ornaments

While some of the orange ornaments were still wet, I added copper glitter.

Copper and orange painted ornaments

It added some nice dimension and color, such as when I made these modern rustic glitter ornaments.

Let glitter ornaments dry on dowel rods in bottles

I placed dowel rods in bottles to let the ornaments dry upright.

Paint glitter paint on ornamenets

I added some blue glitter paint I had left over from this post to add some sparkle.

Once they were dry, I brushed some of them  with clear varnish to seal them and make them a little more scratch-proof, and others with teal Iridescent Varnish to add a pretty sheen to the outside, and attached ornament hangers.

DIY glitter ornaments

I hung most of the ornaments on the tree, but I also added a few glitter ones to my mantelscape.

Orange and blue modern colorful Christmas tree idea

I love the pop of color on my tree. I noticed my star is a little wonky, but it has a certain kind of charm.

Colorful boho Christmas tree Jennifer Rizzo

I did straighten it for the holiday housewalk picture. This year, I used a faux fur blanket as my tree skirt.

Trending Christmas colors orange and blue

Painting inexpensive globe ornaments is a great way to get a custom look on your tree, because there are so many possibilities!