Christmas trees are definitely one of the best parts of the holiday season. Whether you go with a fake tree or a live tree, a tall and full tree or a bit of a Charlie Brown tree, they bring so much joy and spirit into a home. They can also be a fun display of your personality! This year we decorated our tree with marbled Christmas balls we made ourselves, and today I’m going to share with you how we did it.
This craft is inexpensive, fairly quick, and very easy to make. Even the littlest of hands can participate, with a little bit of help from parents. It can make a sweet keepsake or a great, personalized gift idea for family, friends, teachers, or your children’s classmates. So roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started!
First, assemble your supplies:
Clear Christmas balls (About $6/pack of 6 and up)
Two to three colors of acrylic paint of your choice ($1.50 and up per tube)
Paper cup (One for each ornament you decorate; you can get a pack of 12 at the dollar store)
Ribbon (1/8″) or ornament hooks
Project time: About 1 hour, then leave to dry over night