Hand painted ornaments

I know it’s the day after Christmas, but I didn’t want to ruin the surprise by posting these on the blog beforehand. I handed out these cute ornaments to my family during our Christmas celebration.

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I’m really happy with these.

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So I found these porcelain stocking ornaments at Michael’s. I hated the red string they came with so I cut that off.


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I wanted to keep the trim at the top. So I used a small piece of masking tape to block it off.

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I did a quick coat of my different paints. I used the Martha Stewart craft paints I have that are perfect for porcelain. The Satin ones coated the best. I used one kind of Metallic, but it got gummy and bubbly. Take the masking tape off while the paint is still wet. Otherwise, you’ll end up pulling off some of the paint.

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I did the one side, let it dry for about an hour and then flipped it over and did the same on the other side. You can do a second coat if needed.

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After letting them dry on both sides, I used my holiday stencils (also Martha Stewart) and put one symbol on top of each stocking.

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Let them dry overnight. I wanted to make sure they were permanent and I didn’t have 21 days to let them cure. So I did bake them. Stick them in a cool oven on a baking sheet. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Once it hits 350 degrees, bake for half an hour and turn the oven off. I baked for 40 minutes total. Leave them in the oven as it cools down.

I then used my favorite fabric ribbon to restring them. Yay!

Something to pin and save for next year’s gifts!

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One thought on “Hand painted ornaments

  1. Since both sides were painted did you find any paint residue left on your baking trays? we are trying to do double sided ornaments and I am concerned the writing will smear on the backside that is against the pan. Thanks for the help!

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