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How to Make Christmas Ornaments With Texture

November 29, 2016

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Okay friends, as a DIYer, it’s like…MANDATORY that I make some DIY Christmas ornaments every year, right?!  At least that’s the excuse I’m making for myself.  Truth is, I just like making ornaments :)  Well, today, I am going to show you how to make Christmas ornaments with texture using one of the most basic DIY materials out there…caulk!

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How to Make Christmas Ornaments With Texture

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If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

How to make Christmas ornaments with texture–the steps:

1) Use your pencil to sketch out whatever shape you want.  I sketched out a Christmas tree.

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

2) Use your caulk gun to fill in the outline that you have drawn with caulk.  You don’t have to be too precise with this step.

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

3) Next, use your paint brush to more precisely fill in the entire outline with the caulk.

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

4) Allow your caulk to dry.  The DAP Alex Plus caulk is awesome and is paintable in 30 minutes :) Then, you are ready to paint it!  I used two different color greens for the tree part and gold metallic paint for the tree trunk.

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

5) After your paint dries, screw a small screw eye to the top of the ornament and finish it off with some baker’s twine or ribbon so you can hang it up and enjoy it!

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

That’s it!  So, so easy!  I’m so excited about how awesome the texture on this project is.  I am already thinking of more things that I can “paint” with caulk!  Check out the finished ornament.

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

If you've ever wondered how to make Christmas ornaments that are unique and easy, this is the tutorial for you! I love how much texture the Christmas tree has--I never would have thought to use caulk!

What do you think?!  I think I am in love :)

 

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  1. Sandy says:

    I am new to your site. It’s fantastic. I am a wanna be designer trapped in a business director’s body. Thanks for all the inspiration. I can’t wait to dive into the caulk.

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