I pulled out my go to red ornaments this year and they were looking a little sad. I knew I wanted to do a new color scheme for a couple of my trees, but I couldn’t just toss these old baubles. So I chose to update my old ornaments with paint. Take a look at what I used and how I gave new life to these ornaments.
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How to Update Old Ornaments with Paint
For this project I used DecoArt Extreme Sheen metallic paint. It comes in a wide variety of colors and has the best shine I’ve seen with a brush on paint.
I rounded up some old glass ball ornaments that were tarnished and needed a little TLC. I didn’t plan on using these on my tree as is, but with a new color they would be perfect on my colorful white Christmas tree.
- Decoart extreme sheen metallic paint
- Old ornaments
- Sponge brush
- Paint dish
- Craft sticks
- Craft knife
- Shoebox lid
- Start by setting up a drying rack for these ornaments. Cut a few small slits into a shoebox lid and insert craft sticks. This will allow the ornaments to dry between coats.
- Take off the metal top of the ornament and paint a thin coat over the entire ball. Use a soft sponge brush for the best results.
- Place the ornaments on the drying rack until dry.
- Repeat with 2-3 coats until you have a beautiful metallic finish.
These colorful metallic ornaments look like new and have found a home on my white tree this year.
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