Posted by Ethne~
Tonite was KD’s turn to have a sleepover with Thrifty Nana so it was Easy Mac’s night to spend with Mommy and Daddy one-on-one – that meant Mommy needed to find a painting project for her!
I’m in Christmas crafty mode, so I turned to my buddy Pinterest for some ideas. Lo and behold, there are many. But a painting one presented itself: color clear glass Christmas bulb ornaments with swirls of colored acrylic paint inside.
This was perfect since I already had the acrylic paint from KD’s stool yesterday. AND, the glass ornaments were on sale at JoAnn’s for 40% off. I bought a pack of 8 smalls and 6 mediums.
Then it was trial and error. Easy Mac picked out the colors for us, which she thought was great. I swirled the paint around inside and then set the bulbs upside down in an egg carton so the excess paint could drain out and make a cool gravity-style design as it went.
I personally liked more paint than not. Shaun and I each made one that had very little paint in, and I’m wondering if perhaps I’ll add snowy shimmer flakes to the inside.
I bought thin shimmery ribbon (50% off) to tie a bow around the neck of each bulb and maybe a few gems too. So much fun to be had!
It’s going to be a homemade Christmas this year – and all the ideas we need are just a click away. Do you do Pinterest yet? Come on!