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.
What you will need:
Blank ceramic tree decorations
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.
Using the paintbrush, I painted each of the ceramic stars and leaned them against the edge of palette to dry.
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.
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.
Do you have any homemade decorations on your tree? Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next craft!
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Emily M x