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. Find out how to spray paint Christmas 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.
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 total 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 Paint Christmas Ornaments
I’d love to know what you think of my spray painted Christmas tree ornaments! Have you ever tried something like this?
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Love the look of the two toned colors!
Those are my favorite!
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!
Thanks samantha! I always love having new readers, thanks for stopping by
I do love the two-toned effect! What a great up-cycling craft!! Pinned.
Sim Wierdsma says
wow … I have so many ornaments that I don’t use …. what a fabulous idea. Love your Blog
Thanks a lot, that’s always nice to hear!
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
Oh thanks so much!
This is one of those why didn’t I think of that moments for me! Love this idea and those two-toned ones!!!
Love that idea! And the colors you picked are great. Thanks for sharing at our link party!
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.
Barbara Dunham says
I would have put the ornaments in a box that way they would not have rolled around when painted?
ESSIE BAXTER-ETEBARI says
What a BRILLIANT!! idea. I love ALL of your colors; my favorite colors however, are Gem colors. I am soooooooooo going to HomeDepoI. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!.
Selena Tucker says
Love it❤️❤️❤️ I’m going to use clothespins to hang from twine so they will be still or even feed them on the twine. Maybe hanging them will help! Definitely love the colors you chose!!!
In a word? WOW!
You are just the smartest little gal! These are brilliant. 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.