25 Days of Christmas Fun: Marbleized Ornaments with Nail Polish!

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly. If you would like to share a craft, recipe or tradition that your family enjoys – please email us at time2saveblogger@gmail.com! We’ll possibly feature you one night this month….


Photo Credit: The Cheese Thief

Here’s a super clever way to make pretty glass ornaments – I’ve done this once using a craft kit to make stained glass ornaments and it turned out okay – but this way you can just use some of that free/cheap nail polish you might have gotten this year.

You can read or  watch the clever tutorial HERE, but here is a little summary:

  1. Grab 2 different colors of nail polish and a bottled water
  2. Fill a glass or small bowl (the size of your ornament) halfway with water and drip in nail polish
  3. Drip in one color, then the other, over and over VERY FAST – like 10-15 seconds tops
  4. The colors will spread quickly into an outward ripple effect
  5. Pull polish inward with a toothpick to make a pattern (or just a swirly pretty mess)
  6. Dip your ornament in as far as you want the pattern to rise up, and hold for about 4 seconds
  7. Pull out and blow it dry – only the nail polish will stick!

NOTE: The really cool thing that she mentions is that you can take nail polish remover to wipe off your design if you’re not happy – and start over again!

Have you experimented with making glass ball ornament decorations?  If so – what have you tried?

Don’t miss out on any of our nightly posts in our 25 Days of Christmas Fun Series. Join us tomorrow night for more Christmas Fun !

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Family Movie Night
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