Question: Why make ornaments when there are a bajillion in every store?
Answer: Because it is fun and relaxing!
As with most good ideas, I started on Pinterest. After settling on trying my hand at gold foiled ornaments and reading a few blogs, it was off to the store to buy the needed supplies. Generally, I get ideas from Pinterest/real life and then adjust for the desired effect.
Gold leaf sheets or embellishments
*I spent a little less than $20 for my total purchase.
Prepare the work space *I used an egg carton to place the freshly painted eggs in to drain the excess paint.
Remove the ornament tops
Squeeze paint into ornaments *Be sure shake them enough to fully cover the inside. Leave no spot behind!
Set ornaments aside + upside down to dry *It takes several hours for them to finish draining. Apparently, I was a little overzealous with the paint. I had a ton drip out. #lessonlearned
Brush adhesive onto ornament and apply gold foil *If you use gold foil sheets you can be more creative with shapes. I would like to try using strips to create a pattern or making continent shapes. I used a Styrofoam cup with the bottom removed to prop the ornaments up during this part. You can also spray a clear top coat of paint on top to seal the foil and keep it from flaking off.
Insert tops and hooks
Decorate your house! *My ornaments obviously went on our Christmas tree but you could place them in a glass dish or container and place them on a table.
The Finished Product