12 Crafts of Christmas, Christmas, Christmas Tree Decorations, Painting

12 Crafts of Christmas: Day 5 Ceramic Stars

Last year I bought these ceramic stars from Hobbycraft but sadly ran out of time because of deadlines, so I’m really happy I finally had time to decorate them this year!

They came as a pack of 4, with red ribbons attached. They’re plain ceramic with Christmassy words in the centre of each one; merry, twinkle, sparkle and bright.

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What you will need:
Blank ceramic tree decorations
Acrylic paint
Paint palette
Paintbrushes
A cup of water

I began by removing the ribbons so that they wouldn’t get paint on them.

I then selected the colours of paint I wanted to use and put a bit of each into the paint palette.

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Using the paintbrush, I painted each of the ceramic stars and leaned them against the edge of palette to dry.

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For a better colour I ended up doing two coats of paint on each star, to add sparkle I mainly used a mix of metallic and glitter acrylic paint from Baker Ross and The Works. This is the first time I used these paints, I really liked them however they are of course not as opaque or strong a colour as standard acrylic paint.

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For Merry I chose a traditional Christmas colour scheme with standard red and metallic green for contrast. For Bright I painted metallic pink dots over the metallic yellow for a bright pop of colour. Then for both sparkle and twinkle I used glitter paint over a base of metallic paint.

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Do you have any homemade decorations on your tree? Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next craft!

Follow my crafty adventures and for more updates on my posts check out my Instagram @lilacdaisiesdiy and @princessemily_m

Emily M x

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