Since Kevin and I have been married (10 years last month!) we started a tradition of buying an ornament or two each year. Sometimes the ornament represents something that happened that year (like when we bought our first house in Florida) and other times we just love the look of them (like the white geometric sphere we got in Helsinki last year). We usually buy the ornaments when we travel and with the arrival of baby June this year, for the first time in several years, we haven’t traveled much. So needless to say, we don’t have any new ornaments this year.
Problem solved! I partnered with the Martha Stewart team and Plaid Crafts to make DIY ornaments this season. I made these oh-so-easy faux terrazzo ornaments to add to our tree. They add just the perfect pop of color to the Christmas tree and I even made a few extras to use as gift tags. I’ve been loving the terrazzo trend lately and when I spotted the terrazzo stencil from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.
I love it some much so that this just might be my favorite craft project of the entire year! And it’s proof that you don’t need to spend hours working on a project to make a stunning DIY. Just a few steps and you have one-of-a-kind ornaments for your tree. And this stencil can be reused on may surfaces too—my friend Haeley used it to make gorgeous gift boxes.
Watch the video below to see how to make your own faux terrazzo ornaments and keep reading for the full tutorial!
Now I want to terrazzo all the things!
Posted by Sarah Hearts on Thursday, December 6, 2018
Martha Stewart terrazzo adhesive silkscreen
Paint brush, one small round and one medium or angled
Martha Stewart Family Friendly Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint
Circle porcelain ornaments
Paint palette, you can also use a paper plate
Optional: cotton string or ornament hooks
Use white paint (Martha Stewart Family Friendly Multi-surface acrylic craft paint in Snowball) and a medium flat paint brush to paint an entire porcelain ornament white. Allow it to dry.
Use scissors to cut the terrazzo silkscreen into 4 pieces.
Remove the paper backing from one of the silkscreen pieces and position it on top of the painted porcelain ornament. Starting with the lightest color, use a small round paint brush to paint in random parts of the silkscreen.
Continue painting in the silkscreen beginning with the lightest color and ending with the darker color. The colors used in the above ornament are Pink Tutu, Kiddie Pool, Pink Raspberry, and Jungle Green.
While the paint is still wet, carefully remove the silkscreen. Then allow the ornament to dry completely.
The silkscreen stencils are reusable! Wash gently with soap and warm water to remove the the paint. Wipe with a paper towel and place it on the original paper backing. Just be sure it’s completely dry before reusing.
Cut a 12″ length of cotton string and thread it though the hole and tie in a knot. Now your ornaments are ready to be displayed on your tree!
These would make a pretty gift too. Gift them as is in a box full of colorful crinkle cut paper or use them as gift toppers to embellish gift wrap. You could even personalize them using layering a stenciled letter on top!
Pick up your Martha Stewart Crafts paint and silkscreen, which are available exclusively at Michaels, today and get your holiday crafting on!