Create Vintage-Inspired Holiday Ornaments Using Baking Soda

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DIY in a Day brings you step-by-step instructions for easy projects that will spruce up your space — within 24 hours (or less!).

This holiday season, grab your friends or family for a crafting afternoon. This is a perfect DIY to try: beautiful vintage-inspired holiday ornaments using craft paint, baking soda, and metallic paint (for a touch of sparkle). You'll create an antiqued, distressed design that will look gorgeous on a tree or in a bowl as decor.

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Step 1

Prep paint by mixing the paint colors to get your desired color. Then add baking soda (a few tablespoons should do) to add texture to the paint. We mixed a dark blue and black paint for the deeper blue ornaments. Then, we added the other blue shade mixed with that combo for a different color. You can do any hue you'd like!

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Step 2

Paint the ornaments and allow to dry. We let these dry for two hours.

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Step 3

Cut sponges in smaller pieces and dab some of the black paint/baking soda mix and then some black mixed with the darker blue paint onto the ornaments. Continue adding the paint to add layers and texture to the ornament.

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Step 4

Now it is time to add some sparkle using the gold and bronze paints. Dab it onto ornament using a sponge. We also added a small amount of white paint onto the ornaments for a distressed look.

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Step 5

Allow to dry by placing the ornaments on a wood stick. You can place the wood stick in a cup. While drying, we used the gold paint to paint the ornament toppers gold (instead of silver).

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