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Add A New Splash Of Color To Your Christmas Tree

Anyone who cares about how their home looks puts a lot of thought into colors, design, and how things will look together. Great pains are taking to choose just the right thing, yet when Christmas rolls around, those folks settle for the same old ornaments and displays that everyone has. Sometimes the only way to get something truly unique is to do a little DIY that incorporates some of your own ideas. Christmas is the one time of year when a variety of colors sprinkled into your existing home design is totally acceptable. There are all kinds of projects you can take on at this time of year, but here is one that is easy for anyone to pull off, and may even be a fun project to do with your kids. When you are ready to put up your Christmas tree, you are likely going to have to spend a small fortune on balls and ornaments to hang on it. It’s impossible to get through a year without some of your old ornaments getting broken or damaged. The cost of replacing them is ridiculously high, but is a cost that can be severely reduced by making your own. It doesn’t take a lot of work, and all the materials you need can easily be found at your local arts and crafts store. What we are going to make here are brightly colored painted glass ornaments for your tree, all of which can be done in any color you choose. When you head to the store, pick up some clear glass Christmas ornaments, fabric paints in the colors you want (remember that brighter is better), wooden skewers, and a hunk of Styrofoam. Think about how many ornaments you need for you tree when you buy, keeping in mind that accidents can happen when you perform a DIY project. It’s a good idea to buy a few extra ornaments just in case you have a little accident or two. Start out by inserting the wooden skewers into the Styrofoam, spaced far enough apart to leave plenty of room for you to work on the ornaments. Alternatively, you can hold the skewers by hand and place the finished skewers and ornaments into the Styrofoam to dry. Remove the cap (the part used to hang it on the tree) from the bottom of the ornament and place the ornament on the skewer. The next step is to start squeezing the paint onto the glass ornament, starting at the top and working your way down. You can choose to create random patterns or perhaps some designs that fit the season. Once the paint had dried, you can add the caps back on and then hang it on your tree. One thing to remember when you paint is to avoid the little lip that houses the cap. It’ll be tough to get them back on if they become covered in paint. Your DIY Christmas ornaments will look great on their own, but the colors will really spring to life once the lights on your tree are lit.

 

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