DIY – Marble Christmas Ornaments in White Carrara Marble Style. Not so much a tutorial, but a basic How-To, as these are so easy to make! If you haven’t decorated your tree yet and / or just want something minimalist to string up, try these. I’ve also included a quick How to Make Old Metallic Ornaments Clear.
I made these last night as a spur-of-the-moment thing and did not take photos of the steps, but it is really so simple.
You will need:
- Clear Ornaments. HERE – 50mm Clear Glass Ball Ornaments – Pack of 10
- Black Nail Polish or Black Enamel Paint
- White Nail Polish or White Enamel Paint
- Release the ‘cap’ from the ornament.
- Pour in white nail polish and swish around. Try to coat the entire ornament inside. Hold that finger tight! Note: be careful as the raw edge of the top of the glass ornament can be VERY sharp. Hold a little tissue there to protect your skin if it helps.
- Leave to dry for just a few minutes. You don’t want it completely dry.
- Pour in a tiny amount of black nail polish from the top and let it slide down and ease into the glass ornament. Don’t DROP it into the bottom as this will create a big splodge.
- This time gently swish and rotate to create lines like marble does. If you mix too vigorously, you will end up with just a grey ornament.
- Leave to dry. An empty toilet roll works great 🙂 That’s it!
Points to Note:
- If your nail polish is very thick (mine was a little), I added a tiny amount of nail polish remover which seemed to do the trick.
- I used all my glass antibiotics where to buy ornaments last time for my DIY – Sprinkles Ornaments. Rather than buy more, I used some OLD ones, that were about to be 50c for the lot in a garage sale we’ll be having soon. Here’s how I did it …
How To Make Old Metallic Ornaments Clear:
- Remove all the caps (being metal – it is not good for metal to be in bleach)
- Soak overnight in bleach or domestic cleaner.
- Rinse thoroughly with water. At this stage, the old blue ornaments were grey.
- WEARING GLOVES, Pour a small amount of neat dish washing powder (not liquid – it doesn’t work) into the ornament. Dish washing powder is caustic – Wear Gloves!
- Swish around and then add a little water, swish some more. Leave to soak overnight, completely covered in the solution of water and (dissolved) dish washing powder.
- Rinse with water thoroughly. Hopefully you will have sparkling clear ornaments now.
- Attach your metal hanging parts as is or respray them. I sort of liked the old look – see below 🙂
So there you have it. Easy DIY Marble Ornaments for Christmas!
To finish off the week for the String & Rope related theme this week (the marble ornaments were a bit off topic I know) here are some quick links to check out …
Natural Rope Basket Tutorial by Make & Fable
DIY Fabric Twine by My Poppet Makes
Simple Storage for Twine – simple is often the best.
Hope you all have a great weekend!