DIY Color Block Ornaments

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Hi there friends! Welcome to day 4 of Up to Date Interiors’ Christmas Series {part deux}. Here’s what happened the first 3 days.

Day one: A little Christmas tree vignette!

Day two:  DIY Scalloped Christmas Trees

Day three: A Natural and Thrifty Christmas Table Setting 

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Day 4:  DIY Color Block Ornaments

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As you may know, I’ve been trying to use the rest of my paint stash before we move.  So when I saw Kate Spade’s Color Block ornaments, I knew what my last project  (in the great state of NC) would be.  😉

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The best type of ornaments to use for this are plastic ones.  I tried painting some glass-painted ornaments and the painter’s tape took the color right off. 🙁

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Here’s what you need:

Painters’ tape

Paint (spray paint is the easiest)

Ornaments to be repurposed

Ribbon

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How to do it:

Tape off the top half of the ornament.

Spray paint a couple of light coats or use a sponge brush with craft paint.  Using a brush will take about 4 coats to completely cover the ornament.

Ornaments painted with a brush

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 Ornaments Spray Painted

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When deciding color pairings, refer to the color wheel and use complementary colors (opposite ends), two colors in the same family, or black and white.  I made two of each color pairing.

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After the paint has dried for a couple of hours, carefully peel off the painter’s tape.  You can then wrap a strip of gold tape around the middle. It hides any imperfections well. 😉 Tie a piece of ribbon through the top and you’re done!

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Aren’t they fun?  I think the black and white with the gold tape are my favorites.

Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!

Come by for a visit tomorrow as I share our Christmas home tour!

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