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How to: Paint Filled Ornament

December 1, 2015

If you’re looking to decorate a clear craft ornament, the first place to start is turning the ornament into one solid color of your choice.  Follow this easy tutorial to get you started!

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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. Once dry, replace cap and begin decorating!

PRO TIP:  After a day or two, check to make sure that the color hasn’t separated.  If it has, repeat steps to apply a second coat.

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