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Retro-Inspired Holiday Ornament

DecoArt® Opaque Glass Paint Marker™

Retro-Inspired Holiday Ornament
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Retro-Inspired Holiday Ornament

designed by Crimson Duvall

Go back in time with a holiday ornament created with DecoArt Opaque Glass Markers!

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Learn more about DecoArt® Opaque Glass Paint Marker™.


DecoArt Opaque Glass Paint Marker

  • Fuchsia (DGPM54)
  • Green (DGPM59)
  • Red (DGPM55)
  • Turquoise (DGPM60)
  • Yellow (DGPM57)

DecoArt® Glass Paint

  • Silver (Metallic) (DGP27)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • clear glass ornament (or plastic or upcylced plain ornament)
  • thin ribbon or string


NOTE: Make sure to prime your glass paint markers before using. Shake and pump the tip of marker on a clean surface until paint fills the tip.

  1. For this project, get a clear glass (or plastic) ornament of any size or shape. TIP: You could upcycle an old metallic or colored ornament as well.
    Step 0 Example
  2. First, wipe down the surface of the ornament with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to remove oil and dirt. Next, with a makeup sponge, dab Silver Glass Paint onto surface of ornament. Allow to dry. (TIP: Rinse and squeeze out the moisture in the makeup sponge each time you use it for a smooth application.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply several more coats of Silver to the ornament until the surface coverage is opaque. Allow to dry in between coats.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the provided pattern for a guide and inspiration for your design. Begin drawing in the middle of one side. Paint an oval with Green Opaque Glass Paint Marker.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Continue the design with Yellow and Fuchsia Opaque Glass Paint Markers.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Expand the design further with Turquoise Opaque Glass Paint Marker. Allow to dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Looking at the top of the ornament, begin to add lines, star patterns and dots with Red, Green and Yellow Opaque Glass Paint Markers. Allow to dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Continue to draw on retro-inspired designs working in sections and alternating colors to get a nice, colorful look. Allow to dry and then add a ribbon or string to hang.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Add this ornament with other DIY ornaments for a colorful, eclectic tree. This hand-made ornament would make a great gift as well!
    Step 8 Example
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