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.
Things You'll Need
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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Paint the ornaments and allow to dry. We let these dry for two hours.
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.
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.
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).