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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.