• A Glass Ornament Decorated 10 Ways: Gold Dipped

    This is a holiday DIY series showcasing 10 different ways to decorate a glass ornament. I’ll be featuring one tutorial every day this week and then the real treat is I have five of my favorite crafty bloggers lined up to share their ideas each day next week. 

    Today I’m showing you how to make this pretty gold dipped glass ornament. If you’ve seen my gold toe flats tutorial, this process may look a bit familiar by now:

    Tape around your glass ornament pressing one edge carefully along the ornament. The pressed edge will be where your gold paint will start. Keep the other edge of the tape loose as shown above.

    On the opposite of the pressed edge, stick a few pieces of paper up against the loose tape to cover and protect the rest of the ornament from the spray paint

    Before spraying, carefully run your fingers along the edge where the tape hits the glass again to make sure there are no bumps or holes which will result in an uneven paint line.

    Spray with gold spray paint in a well ventilated area and using paper or cardboard beneath to protect your floor

    The strips of paper worked as a perfect ‘stand’ while the paint was drying. Then, when dry (at least 4 hours) go ahead and tear off the paint and paper and hang on your tree!

    In case you missed it: 
    Day One: A Christmas Scene


    1. Rebecca - A Daily Something said… December 13, 2011 8:12 am

      These are just perfect!!! Great job!

    2. Adrianne said… December 8, 2011 4:40 pm

      This is brilliant, I love it!!I'd love for you to come link up at Freestyle Friday at my blog, Happy Hour Projects. The party runs all weekend. :)Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adriannewww.happyhourprojects.com

    3. JenniB said… December 7, 2011 10:16 am

      So pretty! I always just think of filling them rather than decorating the outside, but that looks fab!

    4. Christa aka The BabbyMama said… December 7, 2011 6:31 am

      I'm filing the away for later since glass ornaments are still a no-go in our house!

    5. Ayana said… December 7, 2011 5:22 am

      Great tutorial, thank you so much!

    6. Lisa-Marie said… December 7, 2011 3:20 am

      This is properly beautiful, I'm away to find the other ones now!

    7. Liz Stanley said… December 6, 2011 4:18 pm

      Analisa, awesome idea!

    8. katherine said… December 6, 2011 4:18 pm


    9. Camilla Fernandez said… December 6, 2011 3:15 pm

      Awesome series, pretty ornament!

    10. domestikate said… December 6, 2011 2:07 pm

      Oh, I love this, it's super pretty!

    11. analisa said… December 6, 2011 12:40 pm

      I want to do this to a light bulb

    12. Carrie M said… December 6, 2011 12:22 pm

      So cute, I'm loving gOld !

    13. Kimber and Casey said… December 6, 2011 12:15 pm

      oooh, LOVE this one!

    14. jillian :: cornflake dreams. said… December 6, 2011 11:50 am

      what a great idea! i want a whole tree decorated with these. xo

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