When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version. I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan. After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied were porch sized, but I’m still going to check this off as a successful knock off. Here’s how to turn a dollar store ornament into a faux bronze ornament.
This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where I am a contributor.
Supplies used to make faux bronze ornaments:
- Puffy Paint
- Gold Spray Paint (I used a hammered finish)
- DecoArt Renaissance Brown Metallic Glaze
Step one: Draw a design on the ornament with a marker. I used a stencil, but you can free hand your design, too.
Step two: Fill in the design with puffy paint and let it dry. The color doesn’t matter since it will be painted over in the next step.
Step three: Spray paint the entire ornament gold. I used a hammered finish paint to create the texture you see pictured.
Step four: Use a soft cloth to rub the brown glaze onto the ornament.This adds an aged appearance.
I love the transformation from cheap dollar store ball ornament to expensive looking ornament. I am going to make several and add them to my door wreath. You could make other versions with monograms or team logos to create one of a kind gift ornaments. If you want to make a faux pewter ornament, try this idea. Have fun crafting and creating faix bronze ornaments to decorate your tree or wreath with this holiday season!