Paint Pour DIY Ornaments

Paint Pour DIY Ornaments

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 16th 2020

Use yarn, wooden shapes, and DecoArt® Fluid Art Ready to Pour™ to create one-of-a-kind ornaments.


    • scissors
    • hot glue gun
    • craft glue
    • masking tape
    • popsicle sticks
    • twine, jute, or string of choice
    • egg carton
    • wooden shapes
    • thumbtacks
    • pompoms



    Work on multiple ornaments at once to minimize clean-up and maximize craft time.

    1. Pick two wooden cut-outs of same shape and size (any shape: circle, star, etc.) and four to six popsicle sticks for each ornament.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Gather some disposable cups or cut up a plastic egg carton to use with the paint pour technique.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Lay out the sticks and wooden shapes to figure out what shape you like best. When you are decided, hot glue all sticks to one side of a wooden piece. (See photo.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Hot glue the second shape on top of the sticks to form the ornament.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Cut a piece of twine and glue to one of the sticks. (This will be the hanger for the ornament.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Mask off the end of the hanger to keep it clean during the paint pouring. Stick thumbtacks into the back of the ornament to keep it off of the table while pouring.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. There are endless ways to pour paint onto the ornaments: A video of some possible paint pouring techniques is linked to this project; see related videos. For this ornament, I direct-poured the paints in rings around the circular wooden piece, starting with Emerald Green.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Pour True Red.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Follow True Red with a pour of White.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Add Pink and Mint Green.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Pour Bright Yellow and then a dot of True Red to finish.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Holding onto the popsicle sticks, move the shape around until the desired design is achieved.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Pour Mint Green onto the sticks and blow on them to even out the paint.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Another color variation of the same process is Tropical Blue, True Red, White, Pink. and Bright Yellow. Get the look on the sticks by blowing the paint.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Another example of a color combination is Bright Yellow, Red, Tropical Blue, Pink, and Mint Green.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. For a dirty pour technique, use cut-out egg carton or a small disposable cup. Start with True Red.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Layer in Emerald Green.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Add White and then Pink.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Top off with Mint Green.
    38. Instruction #19
    39. Pour the cup of layered paint onto a wooden ornament in a circular motion.
    40. Instruction #20
    41. Move the ornament around until you achieve the desired pattern. Keep the ornaments suspended on the thumbtacks until dry.
    42. Instruction #21
    43. After the paint pour surface is completely dry, remove the thumbtacks and paint the backs of wooden ornament with a coordinating Americana Acrylic color. (For this ornament, I used Santa Red.) Allow to dry.
    44. Instruction #22
    45. Paint on Red Nebula to the back of ornament and allow to dry.
    46. Instruction #23
    47. Another example of finishing the backs of paint poured ornaments is to work with the "happy accidents". Paint a coordinating Americana Acrylic between the spill over. (For this ornament, I used Peacock Teal and Milky Way Blue.)
    48. Instruction #24
    49. Use pre-made pompoms of any color or make your own following the steps provided in the attached patterns.
    50. Instruction #25
    51. Glue on the pompoms to the ends of each stick, by adding a drop of hot glue or craft glue to each side of stick.
    52. Instruction #26
    53. Grouping these colorful ornaments together on a wall creates a unique holiday décor.
    54. Instruction #27


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