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101 Days of Christmas: Painted Glass Ornaments

painted glass ornament

This is an easy, fun craft for all ages. Your end result will probably vary depending on the age of the crafter, but whether you’re looking to create beautiful additions to your decor like the ball above (which was actually made by a friend of mine a few years ago) or  do a fun craft with the kiddos, this is a versatile project that everyone will enjoy!


  • clear glass ball ornaments
  • acrylic paint
  • empty egg carton


Remove the cap from each of your glass ornaments. Hold the ornaments at an angle and carefully drip the paint down the side, tilting it to the side to spread the paint. Turn the ball and add more paint.  If you want to swirl multiple colors, leave gaps between the drips to add other colors.

Once you’ve covered 2/3 of the ball, set it on its side in the empty egg carton. Turn the ball every 15 minutes to continue to swirl the paint and coat the sides.

After the ball is completely coated on the inside, turn the ball upside down to let all of the excess paint drip out. Allow to dry for 3-4 days.


  • Use glitter or iridescent paint  to give your ornaments a sparkle.
  • Look for glass ornaments in a variety of different shapes.

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