Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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DIY mini canvas Christmas ornaments tutorial

I'm ready for Christmas DIYs already!

My mother-in-law has a tradition of a new type of ornament crafting project every holiday season. They've done the glass globes, some great spiraly wooden trees, little t-shirt-shaped ornaments... usually painting, but not always, always something creative and new. That inspired me to do my own painted ornament project - actual tiny canvases! This tutorial uses FolkArt® Multi-Surface Paint and Mod Podge (have you heard about the new Mod Podge Pearl?)!

I've developed my own style of acrylic painting on canvas since my huge living room ikat-ey zigzag painting. One of my fave creations is the abstractish blended color vertical stripe piece I did in pretty colors.

So, I wanted to try that easy painting style to these canvases for some simple DIY ornaments!

DIY Mini Canvas Christmas Ornaments

You will need:


1. Pick paints! I laid mine out on a paint tray. Don't mix the colors on the tray, though; that'll happen as you paint on the canvases.

2. Paint. Starting with the darkest color first, paint vertical zigzags here and there across the canvases. Let dry an hour or two (this paint dries fast!). Don't forget to cover the entire sides of the canvases, too--looks much nicer that way.

3. Mod Podge. Pick your podge--I used the original gloss finish for a shiny look. Let dry 15-20 minutes. (Mod Podge dries that fast!)

4. Loop and glue. Make loops out of ribbon and glue onto centers of ornament backs. (Get the undersides of both pieces of the loop with the glue gun glue.)

All done!

This kind of project is the perfect use for craft paints and Mod Podge! FolkArt® Multi-Surface Paint can paint anything--wood, glass, ceramic, metal, terra cotta, rigid plastic, canvas, styrofoam, slate, paper mache, and fabric and has a self-sealing formula with superior coverage for fewer coats and quicker drying times. It's dishwasher-safe, water-based, and non-toxic formula and resists moisture and rust.

I don't use Mod Podge a ton but for things like holiday ornaments I'm so grateful for it! It’s an all-in-one formula provides sealant, adhesive/glue, and finish. It's also non-toxic and can be cleaned up with water (this is a great project to do with kids!). And it's made in the USA! The new Pearl formula gives decoupage projects a pearlescent topcoat/mother-of-pearl effect.

This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts, who make FolkArt® Multi-Surface Paint and Mod Podge. Visit them around the web for project ideas this holiday season!

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