Come learn how to make some super easy and fun DIY Acrylic Pour Christmas Ornaments to put the finishing touches on your holiday decor or make beautiful memorable gifts for your loved ones that will be pulled out and appreciated year after year!
I know you’ve all been to the stores where they’ve got the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations out already. It’s crazy out there, and I’m generally against pushing the holidays earlier and earlier. But this year I’m trying to do less rushing during the holiday season and more enjoying and being in the moment. So I’m trying to take the stores’ lead and do some things a little earlier than normal for me.
So the first thing I’m doing is making some new DIY Acrylic Pour Christmas ornaments to spruce up the tree a bit. These DIY Acrylic Pour Christmas ornaments are so easy to make, can be done in any color to match your chosen color scheme, and you can even get the kids involved with making them for a little bit of family fun time!
If you’re pouring for the first time and would like more explanation on materials, processes, and terms, you can head on over to my Beginner’s Guide to Acrylic Pouring. You can also head over to my Comprehensive Guide to Acrylic Pouring Techniques for more information on all of the different techniques and my How to Thin Acrylic Paint for Acrylic Pouring post to learn all about pouring mediums!
If you’re curious about colors and color theory as it relates to acrylic pouring, head on over to my post about Choosing Colors for Acrylic Pouring and grab your FREE printable Color Wheel and Color Scheme Guides.
Acrylic Pour Christmas Ornament Supplies:
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- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Rich Espresso
- DecoArt Dazzling Festive Green
- DecoArt Dazzling Festive Red
- Artist’s Loft Metallic Bronze
- Artist’s Loft Old Gold
- Artist’s Loft Raw Umber
- Artist’s Loft Copper
- Master’s Touch Crimson
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
Making a Stand to Paint Your Ornaments on
In order to make acrylic pour ornaments, you’ll want to have some sort of device to hold your ornaments while you pour the paint on them so that you can get full coverage.
I used a piece of wood that we cut thin grooves into and hot-glued popsicle sticks into.
But if you don’t have the wood or you don’t want to be cutting wood, you could just as easily use a foam brick and stick popsicle sticks into it.
Acrylic Pour Christmas Ornament Video Tutorial:
Acrylic Pour Ornaments Step by Step
- Clean your glass ornaments very well with isopropyl alcohol and a paper towel. This removes all of the dirt and oils from your fingers, helping your paint stick to the ornaments.
- Remove the metal tops of the ornaments.
- Using gloves or holding the ornament with a paper towel, place the ornaments on the popsicle sticks in the stand you made.
- Start pouring! You can pour your paints directly onto the ornaments and layer the colors that way. Or if you want ribbons of color (which is my absolute favorite), pour your paints into a separate cup, layering the colors like you would for a dirty-cup pour, and then pour the paint onto the ornaments that way.
- Touch up any spots that may not have been covered using a popsicle stick.
- All your ornaments to dry and cure for 3 weeks (ideally).
- Spray a gloss sealer like Rustoleum Clear Gloss Spray on the ornaments to seal the paint and add some sheen.
- Reattach the tops of the ornaments and string with your favorite ribbon.
Go Forth and Pour!
And that’s all there is to it! So go have some fun making beautiful gifts and Christmas gifts! It really is that easy! If you’re interested in more acrylic pouring Christmas Decor, check out my Acrylic Pouring Advent Calendar and my Acrylic Pouring Christmas Decorations.
Also, if you’re looking for ideas to give your loved ones about what to buy you for Christmas, check out my 43 Genius Gift Ideas for Artists into Acrylic Pouring and send it on over to them!
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