(This is my first post done from my phone so all pictures are at the bottom of the post. I’ll figure out how to post them throughout next time-promise!)
When you love Christmas as much as I do, you’d expect the day after to be quite a let down. But Christmas is a miraculous season and one of the best things about Christmas is the post Christmas sales that start on December 26th. I like to think of it as a holiday bonus gift. God throwing us a bone if you will. And it’s a nice little reminder that we get to have all that fun again next year- maybe even more fun because of all the new Christmas loot! Disclaimer: I am well aware that not everybody shares these feelings. For many December 26th is a happy day because the holidays are over and instead of buying 50% off items after and thinking “We get to do it all again next year!!!!!” they think, “We have to do this all again next year????”
But for a Christmas crack head like me, the post Christmas sales are like a drug I can’t get enough of! And the best part? You pack it all away and get to be surprised when you open up all your Christmas loot the following year. This year I found holiday pjs for my son, a cute elf shirt for my daughter, lots of decorations and some clear plastic ornaments!!!
I got clear plastic ornaments at Michael’s the day after Christmas with the intention of doing something crafty with them with my kids.
So once I found them in all my packing this year, I immediately looked up clear ornament crafts on Pinterest. There are
tons of options but we decided to try
painting the insides. There are lots of posts about this all over Pinterest.
We bought a bunch of craft paint for 69 cents each and got to work. Actually while there, I noticed the glass ones were 50% off so I got two six packs for 5 dollars as well. I thought the glass
ones would be nicer gifts for teachers and grandparents.
To make you simply squirt some paint inside the ornament in whatever color scheme you wish. Then you simply roll and tap it until the paint covers the inside entirely. Use and egg carton on small paper cups to let them dry upside down. This is where gravity comes into play and sometimes makes the design even better!
Two important tips:
Sometimes a few sprays inside the ornament with a water bottle helps to get the paint to blend and swirl together a little more.
There are two ways to squirt the paint: One is to hold the ornament totally upright and squirt the paint right to the bottom. The other way is to tilt the ornament and squeeze the paint so that it drips down the side. It’s a matter of preference.
I also covered the opening with a paper towel and my finger and have the ornaments a good shake to move
the paint around a little too.
You can leave them as is our
use sharpie or glass/ceramic markers
to write names or personalized messages on the outside.
So there you have it! Happy Christmas!!!!