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Saturday, November 7, 2009

So easy to make and so special



This time of year you will find plain glass balls in craft and even grocery stores. They are so easy to decorate. They make inexpensive and lovely gifts. These Christmas balls look very complicated but they are very easy to make. If hand painting is not your forte then this first group of Christmas balls only requires a little ordinary glue and very fine paper cocktail napkins. Cut out images and glue them onto the surface, add white dots, helter skelter, with acrylic paints to give them a little extra umph.



Cocktail napkins and white dot design



Fill a clear glass ball with several acrylic paint colors , one at a time, and swirl until inside is covered. Then paint simple design on outside.




These are all hand painted with acrylic paint. Simple designs such as Christmas candles on branches or a snowman here and there make for colorful decorations. I think it is the white dots that make them extra special.



























I like to place them in a large bowl or tall glass jar, all together, for a big impact. Happy Painting!

Gina

2 comments:

  1. I think they look absolutely wonderful in the tall glass jar! My mother in law is coming over to visit in a couple of weeks, I hope she won't mind carrying in her luggage delicate glass balls for me:)!

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  2. Francesca, have your mother in law look for the glass balls right away, they disappear from the shelves long before Christmas and will not be seen again for another season. The balls come in two sizes, four to a box. Have fun painting.

    Gina

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