Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to update your Christmas tree ornaments? I’m going to show you how I totally changed the look or our ornaments using leftover cans of colorful spray paint and glitter.

Transform your ornaments using colorful spray paint and glitter. Spray painted Christmas tree ornaments

Old Christmas Ornaments

We have had the same Christmas ornaments for almost ten years. We bought some very inexpensive ornaments when we were first married, and I have always done the blue and silver tree. Now four houses and four children later, I wanted to do something different.

Transform Christmas tree ornaments with spray paint and glitter

The Colorful Plan

This year I wanted to create a colorful tree that would be fun for the kids. We are totally at the Christmas tree stage where it’s full of handmade and sentimental ornaments, and I love it. I’m embracing it this year, and going all out with the color.

Transform Christmas tree ornaments with spray paint and glitter

If you’re like me, you probably have oodles of half empty spray paint cans in your collection that you can use up. I chose to do different shades of blue, green, pink, yellow, and maroon.

Spray Paint Your Ornaments

I had planned to spray paint them outside, but any little bit of wind blew the ornaments around. So I moved into the garage and spray painted them on a sheet of plywood. There’s probably a better way to do it, because my ornaments kept rolling around, which smudged the paint and picked up dust. I did quite a few coats to get an even coverage, but several of them still ended up with paint drips. They’re not perfect, but I still think they turned out pretty great.

Transform Christmas tree ornaments with spray paint and glitter

I ran out of a few colors before I was finished so I mixed the colors. That ended up being a happy accident because I really love the ones the best with multiple colors.Update ornaments with spray paint and glitter

Transform ornaments with spray paint and glitterspray painted ornaments

This was a very inexpensive update. I bought two extra cans of spray paint to add to my collection (that were on sale for less than $5 each). I was also able to empty three of the cans, so in totally my spray paint collection has decreased!

spray painted ornamentsUpdate ornaments with spray paint and glitter

Transform ornaments with spray paint and glitter

Add Some Bling

I also had a can of spray glitter that I used on most of the ornaments. I ran out of that can too, so on a few of them I used my spray adhesive and dipped the bottom half of the ornaments in sparkly glitter.

Transform Christmas tree ornaments with spray paint and glitter

Spray painted Christmas tree ornaments with glitter

Spray Painted Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’d love to know what you think of my spray painted Christmas tree ornaments! If you want to see how how our whole tree comes together with these spray painted ornaments, sign up for email to have the post delivered to your inbox.


Transform ornaments with spray paint and glitterSpray painted Christmas tree ornaments

A Very Sparkly Craft Blog Hop

On the first Monday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to bring you the #BlingontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a glittery, sparkly, shiny, shimmery, sequined, or “blingy” craft to share that goes with a monthly theme.

December’s theme is Holidays. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as it shines and is holiday themed.

If you’d like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bling on the Crafts Facebook group.

Are you ready to see all of the sparkly crafts our bloggers have made for this month’s #BlingontheCrafts hop!?

13 thoughts on “Spray Painted Christmas Tree Ornaments”

  1. New to your blog! Great project I have so many ornaments I dont use anymore and now I can give them life again. Look forward to reading more, keep up the great work!

  2. You are just the smartest little gal! These are billiant. Thanks to you, my sad sack of outdated ornaments will have a new life. Not promising I can get them painted before Christmas this year, but this idea is staying on my radar. Thanks so much for sharing. Your photos are fab! ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  3. Can I just say that you are a GENIOUS!!! These ornaments look so amazing and I never would have thought about spray painting them. I will pin this right away and plan on doing it in the future, too. Thank you so much for sharing.

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