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Gramma - Claudia 
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12-15-13 06:30 PM - Post#4090318    



The ornaments are really easy -

Get clear glass ball ornaments and acrylic paints

Take the tops off the ornaments

Squeeze two or three (or more) colors of paint into the ornaments

Turn the ornament so that the bottom is covered.

Turn the ornament upside down into a small Dixie cup.

The paint will flow down the sides.

Let the ornaments sit overnight so they are really dry.

Put the tops back on - Wa La - you're done.




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Edited by Gramma on 12-15-13 06:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gingersfavorite 
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12-15-13 07:39 PM - Post#4090328    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

awesome!

 
Grandma to 3 
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12-15-13 07:40 PM - Post#4090330    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

Those are beautiful!!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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12-15-13 08:54 PM - Post#4090336    
    In response to Grandma to 3

This would be fun over Christmas break. Did you try adding glitter inside any of them?

 
WorkingMommy 
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12-15-13 09:50 PM - Post#4090342    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Oh wow, that's easy enough to do even with fairly young kids. Thanks for sharing!

 
Gramma - Claudia 
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12-16-13 10:17 AM - Post#4090396    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

The girls did try glitter in one, but the acrylic paint is so thick it just sort of swallowed the glitter. One of the paints we used was a "gleam" paint so there was some extra shine with that one.


 
RedSquirrel 
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12-16-13 10:32 AM - Post#4090402    
    In response to Gramma - Claudia

I read something about coating the inside of glass baubles with furniture polish. Then put the glitter in and it sticks to the polish, which then dries. I haven't tried it, but I couldn't help thinking what a great idea that would be.

 
buttonscrapper 
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12-16-13 11:43 AM - Post#4090426    
    In response to RedSquirrel

That's a fun and easy project! May have to try that!!


 
Nora 
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12-16-13 03:36 PM - Post#4090466    
    In response to buttonscrapper

I have made these before but they never looked like yours. Beautiful job!!

 
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