Day 4: Twelve Days of Ornaments- Paint Pour Ornaments

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Paint Pour Mini Canvas Ornaments

paint pour marbled ornaments

Welcome to Day 4 of 12 Days of Ornaments on the blog and my YouTube channel! You can follow along HERE in case you’ve missed anything!

Look. I’m in love with paint pouring and I’m not gonna lie. So why wouldn’t I make a bunch of adorable colorful paint pour ornaments? I TOTALLY would!! Here’s how!

Step 1. Mix your paint

I’m using regular acrylic craft paint mixed with this paint pour medium. Essentially I mix 1:1 paint to pouring medium, but you want your paint to resemble the consistency of buttermilk after mixing. (Pouring medium does NOT change the color of your paint at all!)

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mix paint with pouring medium

Step 2. Prepare your work surface

Paint pouring is MESSY. For this project I lay down some craft paper but also had some narrow lengths of wood ready so I could let my ornaments dry slightly elevated.

Step 3. Cluster your ornaments and Pour the paint

I used these mini canvases. I clustered them together so I wouldn’t waste paint, and then I drizzled the paint across all the canvases.

Step 4. Manipulate the canvases

To get the most out of your paint pouring, you’ll want to manipulate each canvas back and forth to let the paint flow and mix. Put on some gloves and be prepared to work fast. You will undoubtedly have to drizzle more paint onto each canvas to help it flow. I tried to save as much paint by holding one canvas over the others while I worked.

manipulate the canvas to drip paint

Leave your canvases to dry elevated on a narrow piece of wood.

leave canvases to dry on narrow piece of wood

Step 5. Add felt and ribbon

To cover the messy back of the canvas, I cut and glued pieces of felt in place along with a ribbon for hanging on the tree.

paint pour ornament

paint pour mini canvas ornaments

Be sure to check back to see what other ornaments I’ll be sharing in my 12 Days of Ornaments series!

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paint pour christmas ornament

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