Monday, December 1, 2014

DIY Gold Dot & Leopard Ornaments

I love decorating with ornaments for Christmas.  Such an easy and inexpensive decoration.   I thought I would customize a few to fit my style.  (See the polka dots)

This year I am doing gold and silver, and of course if you follow along then you know that I love polksdots too, so a few Gold Polka Dot ornaments seems like a great idea to me.

Super simple.  Here are three that I just finished.

Now you know that I love leopard too, so of course I had to try a few leopard ones too.

 I just looked at one of my leopard pillows for inspiration.

For now these are fun piled on a tray too.

All you need is a gold pen 
gold paint
black sharpie
white ornaments

I had a gold pen, but it was almost dry, so I put a little gold paint on a dish and then dipped the end of the gold sharpie pen into it and dotted it on the ornaments.  Super easy and something perfect to do with your children too.

Perfect is not the goal.  Big dogs, little dots, mix it up and just have fun.

Same thing with the leopard- a little black

or a lot.  Just do whatever you want.

These will add a little whimsey to my decor.  Ok, up to the attic and drag down all the boxes,  time to start the Christmas decor in earnest.

Be sure to get all of your projects lined up for Inspire Me Tuesday.  Party goes live this afternoon at 3 PM CMT.  Can't wait to see you there.

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  1. Absolutely fantastic Marty! I love the leopard ones more too!!!!

  2. Marty, those are absolutely glamorous, and I love them, ESPECIALLY the leopard ones!

  3. I've never met a leopard print that I didn't like! :) These are super cute!

  4. Oh Marty your ornaments came out so you!!!! Love them!

  5. Your Leopard ornaments are wonderful! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing how to make these! Love them!

  6. Gold dots and leopard. What more do you need? I love it.

  7. Super cute! I am so going to copy your idea!

  8. LOVE that last photo Marty!! The ornaments look awesome and I love your leopard pillow!

  9. Maybe I could get my granddaughter to be still long enough to do this, they're very chic!

  10. So pretty and a great way to customize your Christmas décor, Marty. I love adding ornaments in a bowl, apothecary jar, tray, whatever container I may have that will fill a spot that could use a little Christmas.

  11. Those are so cute, Marty! I love the variety on your tray.

  12. Looks beautiful! Great idea Marty! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love them! Leopard ones are the best!
    Regards from Spain!

  14. They are so beautiful!....You are quite the artist!..

  15. Beautiful Marty! Great idea! Happy Holidays!

  16. That leopard design goes so well with gold and white. Love how you were able to transform them using pens.

  17. Very creative you did a lovely job :)