I took some plain Dollar Store plastic ornaments and transformed them into custom Victorian inspired decorations. Learn how to create these DIY Christmas Ornaments here!
- Dollar store clear plastic ornaments
- Dixie Belle Slick Stick gripping primer
- Dixie Belle paint in Mint Julep, Tea Rose, and Drop Cloth
- Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax
- Redesign with Prima Modeling Material
- Redesign with Prima Silicone Moulds
- Redesign with Prima Decor Wax in Eternal
- Titebond Quick-n-Thick adhesive
I started with plain, clear, plastic ornaments. These could even be your old ornaments if you are ready for a color change.
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Because I am painting on plastic, I started with a coat of Dixie Belle Slick Stick, a gripping primer made for painting on slick surfaces like glass and plastic. This will give my paint something to bite onto.
When they are first cast, the moulds are super pliable and conform easily around the round surface. I used Titebond Quick-n-Thick adhesive to secure them, a thin layer is all you need.
Next was a coat of paint. I chose Dixie Belle paint in Mint Julep, Tea Rose, and Drop Cloth, a non traditional Christmas palette with a vintage victorian feel. One coat gave great coverage, but I went ahead and did two.
Once they were dry, a quick spritz with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax seals my paint, but still leave a matte, vintage look. Sealing allows for me to add Dixie Dirt to age the moulds, and control the look a bit easier. Dixie Dirt is an aging powder that gives a very authentic “dirty ” look. I dusted the edges of the moulds and dug some dirt into the details to give them dimension. You can use clear wax to remove any excess
The final step is Redesign with Prima Decor Wax in Eternal. I used my finger and just hit the high points on the mould to make the details stand out. This wax will dry permanent in 24 hours, so no need to seal again.
Can you imagine a tree filled in these? Each one a bit different? I love the idea of making these with friends at a holiday gathering, or even making them and leaving on a table setting for completely custom take home gifts.