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…
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.
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. 😀
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 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!
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:
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.