Easy DIY Disney Ornaments

I’ve always wanted to make my own Christmas ornaments but somehow never got around to it. You might remember my Christmas Cookie Jar project (click if you don’t, wink, wink). Well, I had a lot of Martha Stewart supplies left to play with and I decided that I need to start making some ornaments.
As always, I started with a whole different idea in mind. I was going to make colorful faces of little man’s favorite Disney characters. The idea was great but it turned out to be a little more complicated and time consuming that I originally thought. So I put on another coat of paint and made these adorable Mickey silhouette ornaments.

These ornaments are so easy to make! I probably won’t take you as long as it took me to finish them. I actually started about 3 weeks ago! Then I had to finish my school papers and exams and the unfinished ornaments were hanging on my shelf for 3 weeks. Finally, a couple of days ago, I finished my school work and I could work on my new toys. It only took me 2 days, considering time for drying in between coats.

What you need:
Clear grass or plastic ball ornaments
Martha Stewart glass paint (or all purpose if using plastic ball)
Soft brushes, large and small
Large Dauber
Silver Gilding
Ribbon

Directions:

~First make sure to prepare your surface. Clean and dry the clear ornament balls.
~Apply 3 coats of paint, let dry for a few hours in between the coats. (I noticed that some colors need more coats than other. Red only needed 2 coats, as the green color needed 3 coats.
~ One of the balls I painted with silver gilding. It actually started out white but white was not going on very well on glass. (When using gilding, make sure to have paint brush cleaner on hand as it will not come off with soap and water.)
~I also used silver gilding to paint the ornament tops. While painting the glass, I got some on the tops so gilding is perfect to cover it up.
~ To make Mickey silhouettes, I used black paint and a large dauber. I just made the circle with a dauber, then I used a small brush to expand the circle. Make sure to have a steady hand when doing that. Don’t do the Mickey heads if you just had coffee, hehe.
~ Tie the ribbons and you are done!!
These ornaments are so cute that they attract toddlers in an instant! Make sure to put them up high on the tree!
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Comments

  1. Great project for your tree and the adorable child is the greatest!

  2. How cute! I just made a Disney inspired wreath… hopefully I’ll get it posted soon…. it’s just so hectic this time of year! :)

  3. So cute!!! My mother is a Mickey Mouse fanatic! She would really adore these!

    T’onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

  4. If you would like to link these up, i am collecting Christmas posts on my page. I will be sharing it a few times throughout the holidays but have it on the bottom of a giveaway this week. http://bit.ly/RvzhKv Any more holiday posts are welcome as well.

  5. These are sooo cute! Pinning!

  6. Hi Lyuba, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Make It Pretty Monday.

    These are fantastic! The mouse actually gives it a jingle bell look, which I love.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  7. These turned out so cute! And what kid, young and old, don’t love Mickey! Thanks for sharing.

  8. My daughter would love these, she is Mickey obsessed. Very cute!

  9. These would be wonderful for my niece! She LOVES Mickey and Minnie! :) Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Shelley http://www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

    Visiting from Make It Pretty Monday!

  10. These would be a huge hit in my house! Thank you for taking the time to link up to Whimsy Wednesday! We LOVE your company☺

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

  11. My son would love these! He’s a huge mickey fan

  12. These look great! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_04_archive.html

  13. How adorable! Love it!

  14. We love all things Disney! So cute!

  15. These are amazing!!!!

    would love it if you could share this on my link party @ http://www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

  16. aaaw, these are so sweet! my kids would love them, especially my daughter! we just watched mickey’s christmas carol tonight- that is an all time fave of mine!

  17. Love this idea! I was thinking about buying a Mickey ornament for my son for this year since he was Mickey for Halloween, but this is just as cute as something from the store!

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