Sunday, November 18, 2012

DIY Ombre Christmas Ornament


Ombre is a home design trend that I love. 
 
If you aren’t familiar with the term, Ombre refers to a color gradient that progresses from lightest to darkest.
 
Like you see on a paint chip!

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Which is what inspired me to make this DIY Ombre Christmas Ornament!

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Update – Check out my Youtube video of this DIY Ombre Ornament tutorial demonstration on my blog here!!:

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Materials
  • Paint chips
  • Ornaments (this is a great project to use ornaments that have colors or designs you no longer are in love with, or dollar store ornaments will work perfectly too!)
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • Silver colored craft paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Thick Silver thread
  • Scissors

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Tutorial
  • Paint cap of Ornament and around top of ornament with silver colored craft paint.   I used some dark blue ornaments I had already, that had gold caps.
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  • Using a 1 inch circle punch, punch out several circles of each color on the color chip. My paint chips have 5 colors which creates a nice ombre design.
  • Take one circle of the darkest color and glue onto the bottom of the ornament.

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  • Using circles of this same dark color, hot glue them onto ornament, overlapping each circle. Create one band of this color.  It will look a bit messy at this point, but don’t worry you will be covering up the hot glue parts!

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  • Using second darkest color hot glue circles onto ornament overlapping each circle so that the previous layer is somewhat covered.  Create one band of this color.
  • Continue gluing the circles onto the ornament making one band in each color until the entire ornament is covered.
  • Cut an 8 inch long piece of thick silver thread and tie onto ornament to hang.

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Hang and enjoy!

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I love how the circle shapes create subtle gradations of color from light to dark.
To personalize this ornament for your home use paint chip colors that coordinate with your Christmas décor!
 
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These are so much fun to make and will add a pop of color as well as a fresh look to your space for the holidays.

So now you know how much I love Ombre! What’s your opinion of this design trend?
 
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Written by Heather at Setting for Four
 
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37 comments:

  1. So cute!! I love the ombre, the paint chip use and the colors! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! That circle punch is so fun to use!

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  2. What a pretty ombre ornament--such a great idea, Heather!

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    1. That circle punch is wayyyyy too fun Barb! Glad you like these ornaments!

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  4. Love, love, love these, Heather! Ombre and paint chips - two of my very favourite things rolled into one :)

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  5. Hi visiting from Social Fabric. I have been so busy with a wedding I am just getting caught up in the forums. Nice to meet you! I added you to Google+ & twitter, FB.. I am torn between blue & a forest theme this year. I love changing it up in simple ways, yet using things I already have. What a clever way to change up a bulb! Feel free to drop by anytime I am at DearCreatives.com

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  6. Oooo! So pretty! I love the ombre too! I'm really impressed that you managed to pull this off though. Mine would be a total mess!

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  7. I love ombre! I tried to paint my craft room walls with an ombre effect, but it was just too hard and I gave up. These ombre ornaments are MUCH easier to make, look SO cool!

    Another fun & easy ornament project is glitter balls - I was totally addicted to making them last year!

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  8. So cute! I love how it's free....can't beat that!

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  9. What a great idea, Heather ~ love this!

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  10. This is so beautiful! I just love it Heather. Gorgeous color choices :)

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  11. Fantastic idea and a great way to use paint chips!

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    1. Thanks Malia - yes now I have a way to use all those paint chips I have been hoarding! Haha!

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  12. So pretty! I'm a huge paint chip fan, and this color you chose is gorge.
    -Brittney
    http://smartgirlstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Love it Heather! This looks great on the tree! Super Pretty..thank you so so much for linking up at the No Rules Christmas Party!!
    Jen

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    1. Thanks for your supersweet comments Jen and for hosting your awesome party!!

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  14. Oooooh, I like this! It never occurred to me that you would use paint chips. How very clever and FREE! :)

    It turned out lovely. :)

    Julie

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  15. Everything about this is great! The color, the ombre, how CHEAP it is to make... I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks and I agree it's great to make projects that are inexpensive this time of year!

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  16. So fun and loved your video - that hair - very Farrah!
    Kelly

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    1. Thanks Kelly - yes I am Farrah's twin you know!!! LOL - Not!!!!

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  17. Wow, I love this ornament. This would be a great project for one of the ornaments where the paint is starting to come off. Genius! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly Marilyn! You can use any ornament even one that is a really not so pretty color!

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  18. Heather I love a good ombre project and this is a great one! I've enjoyed the trend in ombre, but seldom find a use for it in my home because it requires way to much thought in the color degradation and I'm too lazy to figure it out!!! I love your ornament because it's a good way to get a little ombre without overload. So did you make a whole set of these for your tree?

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  19. This is such a great idea! I just bought a hole punch, too! All right!

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  20. These are awesome too Heather, looks like I may have to make a batch for my kiddos teachers to add to their gifts. I love how modern they look!

    Helen Williams
    Seaside Interiors
    www.abritofhappiness.blogspot.com

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