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Paint Pour DIY Ornaments

DecoArt® Fluid Art Ready to Pour™

Paint Pour DIY Ornaments
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Paint Pour DIY Ornaments

designed by Crimson Duvall

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

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Peacock Teal (DA326)
  • Santa Red (DA170)

DecoArt® Fluid Art Ready to Pour™

  • Bright Yellow (DFA08)
  • Emerald Green (DFA11)
  • Mint Green (DFA24)
  • Pink (DFA02)
  • Tropical Blue (DFA13)
  • True Red (DFA03)
  • White (DFA01)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Milky Way Blue (DGG05)
  • Red Nebula (DGG04)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • craft glue (optional)
  • masking tape
  • popsicle sticks (4-6 for each ornament)
  • twine, jute, or string of choice
  • egg carton (plastic, or small disposable cups)
  • wooden shapes (variety of sizes and shapes-circles, stars, etc.)
  • thumbtacks
  • pompoms (or yarn; see attached instructions to make your own)


NOTE: 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.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Gather some disposable cups or cut up a plastic egg carton to use with the paint pour technique.
    Step 1 Example
  3. 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.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Hot glue the second shape on top of the sticks to form the ornament.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Cut a piece of twine and glue to one of the sticks. (This will be the hanger for the ornament.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. 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.
    Step 5 Example
  7. 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.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Pour True Red.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Follow True Red with a pour of White.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Add Pink and Mint Green.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Pour Bright Yellow and then a dot of True Red to finish.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Holding onto the popsicle sticks, move the shape around until the desired design is achieved.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Pour Mint Green onto the sticks and blow on them to even out the paint.
    Step 12 Example
  14. 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.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Another example of a color combination is Bright Yellow, Red, Tropical Blue, Pink, and Mint Green.
    Step 14 Example
  16. For a dirty pour technique, use cut-out egg carton or a small disposable cup. Start with True Red.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Layer in Emerald Green.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Add White and then Pink.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Top off with Mint Green.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Pour the cup of layered paint onto a wooden ornament in a circular motion.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Move the ornament around until you achieve the desired pattern. Keep the ornaments suspended on the thumbtacks until dry.
    Step 20 Example
  22. 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.
    Step 21 Example
  23. Paint on Red Nebula to the back of ornament and allow to dry.
    Step 22 Example
  24. 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.)
    Step 23 Example
  25. Use pre-made pompoms of any color or make your own following the steps provided in the attached patterns.
    Step 24 Example
  26. 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.
    Step 25 Example
  27. Grouping these colorful ornaments together on a wall creates a unique holiday d├ęcor.
    Step 26 Example


This project is fun for the whole family to make personal ornaments or gifts.

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