DIY gold painted Christmas Ornaments. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea for a gorgeous ornament that will look amazing hanging on your Christmas Tree.
One of my very favorite Christmas traditions is our family Christmas Ornament Exchange. Every year all of the women in my family make a handmade ornament for everyone else. Then I have 8 newly handmade ornaments every year that I can cherish and enjoy for years to come.
This year my husband thought I was crazy as he was shopping for supplies with me. He kept saying “I trust you, but really?” It even took a moment to poke a little fun when an employee saw us both with arms full of plastic animals and made a comment.
It’s all good. I knew they would be awesome, and boy was I right! I love these ornaments!
Supplies Used to Make Gold Animal Ornaments
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These plastic animal toys are super cheap. They are only $1.00 apiece and can be found at most department stores or you could even try the dollar store.
You will also need some gold metallic paint. This Rust-oleum American Accents Metallic Bright Gold spray paint worked perfectly.
How to Make Gold Animal Ornaments
You will also need a little hardware. I don’t know what they are called, but they are like a small screw with a loop on the end. Twist these into the top of the plastic toy before you paint. Then you will have a loop to hang your new ornament from. I didn’t take a picture of the screw before I painted, but you can get the idea.
I applied 2 coats of the gold paint and look at how gorgeous this elephant is. I never realized all of the detail on these little plastic toys until they were painted. Isn’t it gorgeous?
I picked out some deep red ribbon I had on hand and tied a little bow around that screw loop. Then I used one of the green ornament wires and hooked it through that loop to hang it on the tree.
I absolutely love how they look hanging on the tree and they really aren’t very heavy at all. So they stay right where I put them.
When I was finishing up my ornaments my husband came down into my craft room and laughed and said, “those are pretty awesome. I never doubted you!” Sure, honey.
Do you have a handmade ornament that you cherish? Share and leave a comment below!
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