We ended up with some extra blank ornaments, so I brought about 25 home to decorate and add to the bunch.
I found this stunning tutorial by centsational girl and thought this was an easy peasy way to make quick work of these ornaments.
You can find the tutorial here: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/12/an-ornament-party/
I was so in love with these and it was quick! BUT THEN THE BAD THING HAPPENED!
I should have read the comments beforehand, because low and behold, the answer was right there. Someone posted this would NOT work in humid areas. OOPS! I tried to get them to dry. I tried everything. After over 24 hrs, I gave up. They were streaked, uneven, and so not pretty. So since the inside was not lookin' to hot, I decided we needed to do some TLC on the outside.
That's when I found this Youtube video:
She saved my day! It was a lifesaver, and an easy technique. I had all the items needed (paint, modgepodge, and a paintbrush. Although I used blank empty ornaments, I'm sure you could use lightly colored ornaments from the dollar store! This was a bit slower, but was a lot of fun. After the paint dried I used simple vinyl phrases that I cut out with my cricut. So pretty! I hope you get a chance to make these one of a kind, handmade ornaments!
Today I'm linking up with Centsational Girl!