Elegant Gold Dipped Ornaments

How to make gold dipped orb ornaments

When you’re not looking to spend a lot, but want elegant high-end Christmas ornaments, look no further than cheap plastic orbs and spray paint! It never ceases to amaze me that sometimes the cheapest items can be used to craft such beautiful things. These are 96 cent plastic ornaments, a price tag I can definitely get behind!

It never ceases to amaze me that sometimes the cheapest items can be used to craft such beautiful things.


Gold dipped tree ornaments

Of course gold spray paint makes for gorgeous orbs, but what you put in them is also key! Pearls from the craft department, ribbon, and twine, all under a dollar each make elegant ornament fillers.

Orb clear ornament fillers

Wrapping paper twisted and cut on an angle also creates a beautiful ornament filler. I have a weakness for trendy wrapping paper, I keep finding cute paper designs at Target and Home Goods…on the bright side, I could finally use them in yet another project to find excuse for this strange and random collection addiction. 😀

Wrapping paper filled ornament

I think the pearls are my favorite filler. Only 97 cents for a string of pearls in the jewelry department, keeping these ornaments under $2 a piece!

gold dipped fillable ornaments

Steps and Supplies

Gold dipped ornaments are inexpensive and easy to make, but if not done correctly will produce a sloppy final product. Trust me, after wasting 3 orbs, I’ve done all the trial and error for you to get a nice clean line!

gold dipped ornament - materials

I purchased these plastic orbs at Walmart for $0.96 each in-store, however I couldn’t find them online for those of you who purchase your materials…I did find some alternates for you however:





wrap band around ornamentCover with painters tape

lightly spray paint

Gold dipped ornament tips

remove tape and rubber band

Don’t forget to spray paint the caps as well…unless you are going for a silver and gold mix. Gorgeous right? Haha, too bad I’m not getting a tree to hang them on. I’m thinking they will be beautiful hanging from my fireplace mantel with a garland.

gold dipped ornament tutorial
DIY gold dipped ornaments

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19 Comments on Elegant Gold Dipped Ornaments

  1. Corey Willis
    December 7, 2016 at 2:45 pm (5 months ago)

    Elegant and beautiful! Pinned!

  2. Debbie
    November 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm (6 months ago)

    Love this and not expensive to make. I will try this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Carlton Osias
    September 7, 2016 at 5:11 am (8 months ago)

    Very good write-up. I certainly love this site. Keep writing!

  4. Sue Cowman
    December 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Please mail me instructions for Christmas ornament thank thank you

    • Ursula Carmona
      December 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m so glad you are interested in the tutorials for these ornaments! Unfortunately I do not have a snail mail list, however you can sign up for my email subscriber list! Just enter your email in the “subscribe” box, and moving forward you will receive future article notifications. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Emily @ Two Purple Couches
    December 16, 2014 at 10:40 am (2 years ago)

    These are so, so beautiful, Ursula!!

  6. Love the ornaments you made. So chic!

  7. A Johnson
    December 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm (2 years ago)

    SWOON! Stealing…that is all lol 😉

  8. Amy W
    December 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm (2 years ago)

    So elegant and lovely! Pinned.

  9. cassie
    December 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm (2 years ago)

    these are beautiful, ursula!

  10. Vanessa
    December 4, 2014 at 10:08 am (2 years ago)

    I love this ornaments.


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