I love the Holidays, as it is for many, it's my favorite time of year. I am always overly ambitious with my holiday crafts so this year I started in October and it worked! It's not yet thanksgiving and I've already created over a dozen hand painted ornaments. Happy dancin' all over the place baby. I had so much fun painting these but it wasn't without difficulty. The paint had a tough time sticking to the glass because I used acrylics. Using super heavy gesso first did help as I show in my art video below where I created the glass Frida ornament pictured above.
Hand painting ornaments isn't just for professional artists either, you can use collage, mod podge on a photo or even dip your baby's hand in paint and place it on the ornament. I picked them up at my local craft store, a 4 pack for under $10. They are round but not spherical. I'm giving some as gifts, putting some on my tree and selling others in my etsy shop. You can find those here.
Here are some of the ornaments I painted in detail...
I hope you have fun making your own ornaments, feel free to share your photos in the comments!