If you’re looking for the world’s easiest Christmas craft with the biggest punch, I think you’ve found the right spot. These Marbled Christmas Ornaments are made with nail polish and water. Yes! That’s all you need to make this easy Christmas craft. This is the perfect Christmas craft for teens or really people of any age for a very little cost.
Can it be messy? Sure. But if you keep nail polish remover handy not only can you clean any polish that you get on your hands but if you don’t like how an ornament turns out, just erase it and start again.
At the end of this post is also a quick video where you can see the process for yourself. First read through this post for tons of tips and tricks and then watch the video to see it in action.
How to Make Marbled Christmas Ornaments
To begin, you’re going to need to find a long
You will also need:
- cheap nail polish
- nail polish remover (for accidents)
- a place to hang the ornament to dry and something to hang it from such as a paper clip
- Glass ornaments – clear or white work great.
I grabbed two shades of blue nail polish but you can use a variety of colors. Try making ornaments in school colors or your favorite colors. The great thing about this project is that you can customize ornaments and make color combinations not easily found in stores.
Once you’re ready to start making your ornaments, lightly drizzle nail polish onto the top of the water. This is where it’s important that your water is lukewarm. If it’s cold, the nail polish tends to sink.
Drizzle all of the colors you want to use on the top of the water, working quickly, and then swirl them together using toothpick or the handle end of a small paintbrush.
Now the fun can begin. Remember, the key is to work quickly.
Important Detail: Wherever your ornament touches the
Once you have rolled your ornament from one side to the other, pull it straight up out of the water and hang it somewhere to dry.
It won’t drip but will be sticky to the touch, this is why you want to hang it up to dry.
Let dry until no longer sticky to the touch.
Yes, it’s that simple.
You can try to do another ornament with the same paint if you work very quickly but I found that I preferred it when I swirled a pencil through the water to remove the used paint and then used fresh paint for the next ornament.
Remember: If you mess up an ornament, remove the paint with nail polish remover, wash the ornament well and then just do it again.
So pretty. Can you imagine letting teen girls do this at a sleepover and let them decorate the open space with gold paint pens or vinyl?
There’s so many possibilities!
Watch the Video:
What do you think? Will you be trying this easy Christmas Ornament?