DIY XL holiday ornaments make the most fun holiday decor!
I always love decorating for the holidays, and this year I decided to try something new using two white beach balls and a few other supplies that I already had on hand:
Beach balls (you could also order colored balls)
Liquid leaf gold foil paint
2 aluminum pie tins (from dollar tree)
2 zip ties
Note: I originally tried these colored balls, but the red, gold, and green spray paint I used unfortunately never cured/dried, so I went to plan B. You’ll want to test a small area of your chosen ball to make sur eit takes paint ok before continuing your project.
Then I got to work on my first beach ball ornament by dabbing on a layer of green acrylic paint.
Next I moved onto pink, followed by coral, and navy.
I got creative with loose brush strokes overlapping all of my colored shapes.
And once the first layer of metallic gold went down, I decided to add one more loose layer of color acrylic paint back over it for a more layered look. It was a trial and error design, and I really like how it turned out.
I set my first DIY XL holiday ornament aside to dry and got to work on my second.
For this one I used a round foam brush to dab on circles of gold foil paint.
I started a little more heavy on the bottom and as I worked my way up tot he top of the ball I dabbed fewer circles on for a sort of ombre effect. Once I was happy with the second one, I set it aside to dry.
Using a drill and bit I drilled 2 holes in the base of the pie tin for the zip ties to go through. You could easily use a sharp object (pen, pencil, etc) if you don’t have a drill.
Next I looped a zip tie through the holes and locked into place in a circle shape.
Finally I used my super glue and a paint brush to brush the glue on the pie tin where it would attach to the top of the ball.
Then I held each section don for about 20-30 seconds until it set.