Give Old Christmas Ornaments a New Look
Paint and embellish old Christmas ornaments to change the whole look of your Christmas tree without investing in all new ones. Liven up old ornaments and give them a fresh new personality with these money-saving tips:
Spray paint them with pearlescent paint to give them a unified look. Hang ornaments outdoors on a suspended line to spray paint from all sides. Use light layers and several coats to eliminate drips.
Add faux pearls, jewels, and beads by applying small amounts of craft glue in a design or pattern and then dipping the ornaments in tiny beads. Set them on wax paper to dry.
Dip them in glitter. Spread an even coat of school glue on the ornament with a sponge brush and dip and roll into glitter. Set them on wax paper to dry.
Add swirls or stars in dimensional paint. Using a squeezable tube of dimensional paint, draw free-hand swirls on your ornament. Create whimsical stars and fill them in with the paint. Work on one side and set the ornament in an empty egg carton to dry; come back later and finish the other side.
Take the shine off the surface by spraying with a glass frost spray paint, or dip them in an etching bath.