Recently, I was at a store and saw some gorgeous Chinoiserie blue and white china ornaments for sale. These have always been on my wish list to put in my blue and white kitchen. I thought there was no way I could attempt these, but for a few dollars I was willing to try my hand at painting some myself!
I picked up these ornaments from my local craft store, removed the ribbon, and washed the surface of the ornaments.
Using my coffee mug as inspiration, I start with the top of the ornament and work my way down... with a SHARPIE!!! Could you die?! Make sure it is a brand new sharpie with a nice tip to it.
This ornament was started in the car. My husband was driving us on various errands and I was hooked on these ornaments, so I just did my best. If you look closely at hand painted china, you will notice slight imperfections. Those imperfections make each piece unique and special.
Pretty sure I am sitting in the car here while my husband and boys run into the sports store.
We settled in for an evening of ELF with the boys. I had to place the ornament in a glass to reduce shaking from all of the giggling on the sofa. This jar is my inspiration for this ornament. Start with the basics and overall design.
Work all the way around until you have the finished ornament.
Which one is your favorite?
I am pretty partial to this toile...
Don't be afraid to try this at home! This was my first one I made... super easy and very basic!
Our home, Eleven Gables, depicted below.
A custom "Lilly Pulitzer" inspired ornament for a friend.
I'd love to hear that you tried this at home!!!
Not interested in making your own?
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What are you crafting for the holidays?
Thanks for stopping by!! Let me know in the comments how your ornaments turned out!
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