12 Days of DIY Ornaments- Day 1: Inside Out Ornaments

December 1, 2015

On the first day of Christmas
The Global Chameleon Presents to You:

Inside Out Ornaments

1st Day of Christmas: DIY Inside Out Ornaments

12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments all started with a simple day of crafts with my nieces. As I went through last years Christmas bins, I stumbled upon some craft ornaments and knew exactly what we were going to do with our weekend. This fun craft provided hours of entertainment.

Heres what you’ll need:


  • Craft Ornament- (Plastic or Glass)
  • Acrylic Paint (I used CraftSmart brand from Michael’s)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Sharpie


1. Start by taking the cap off of craft ornament and setting cap aside
2. Pick the color you want the base of the ornament to be, squirt a quarter size into the ornament
3. Stick finger inside the opening of the ornament, and shake until the paint is covering the entire inside of the ornament
-Kid Friendly: Slowly rotate the ornament around until the paint is covering the entire inside of the ornament.  Squirt more paint as needed

4. Once the ornament is a solid color, dump it upside down in a cup or plate so that all of the excess paint can drip out of the ornament. I recommend using plastic shot glasses for this and letting them sit overnight

5. Print out a picture of the Inside Out characters for reference

6. Using your Sharpie, begin drawing your first character on ornament. If you mess up, you can take a cotton ball with nail polish remover on it and simply wipe the sharpie off of the ornament.

7. Once satisfied with your Sharpie outline, begin painting your character over the Sharpie. Go step-by-step. Start with the basic shapes, let dry, add details.

8. Once satisfied, let dry overnight.


Sadness was the first Character that I painted, and when I realized…if I could paint on an ornament, anyone can! I consider myself a creative person, but drawing is not my strong suit. Going step-by-step really helped though, focusing on shapes first and adding detail. My nieces went crazy for these! I think they turned out so cute!


I did a whole set of them and was pleased! What do you think? Will you try making your own Inside Out ornaments? Send me pictures!

On the second day of Christmas
The Global Chameleon Presents to You:
A DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament (available Dec 2nd)
and a DIY Inside Out Ornament Tutorial

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