Get the look for less with these DIY Textured Ornaments made with a few supplies. They add a unique touch to your Christmas tree and can be customized to match your holiday decor.
Textured ornaments have been super popular and blowing up around the internet but when I saw the price of Crate and Barrel’s I gasped. Being on a Dollar Tree and Walmart budget, I knew I had to make my own.
And I did that for much less! They turned out gorgeous using a few supplies from both Dollar Tree and Walmart plus the few supplies on hand.
Now there are a few ways you can go about doing these textured ornaments such as the baking soda method or joint compound method. I chose the joint compound method since I liked the look and had it on hand.
Read on to find out how to make these stunning ornaments that cost less.
Materials and Supplies Needed
- Acrylic paint: Choose a variety of colors that match your desired theme or personal style. I went with a more neutral them and choose the colors of true burgundy, gold, black and dark brown.
- Twine or ribbon: Use it to hang the ornaments from your Christmas tree and give it a rustic look.
- Joint compound: This might seem like an unusual addition, but joint compound can be used to create interesting textures on your ornaments. It’s easy to work with and adds depth and dimension.
- Paint brushes: Use a variety of brush sizes for different techniques, colors and details in your designs.
- Spray paint: To use for the tops of the ornaments. I used gold spray paint but you can use any color you’d like.
- Large globe ornaments from Dollar Tree: These inexpensive clear globes provide the perfect base for your textured creations! I used the largest ones they carry (almost 4 inches) but they also have other sizes you can use.
How to Make Textured Ornaments
Remove the tops of the ornaments and spray paint with the color of your choice and allow to dry.
Apply a layer of joint compound onto the surface of the ornament and allow to dry. I stuck wooden doll rods in the top of a styrofoam cooler and placed ornaments on top to dry.
Paint the ornaments with the acrylic paint and let dry.
Place tops back on ornaments, add twine or ribbon and hang on the tree.
And that’s it! Now you have beautiful textured ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree year after year!