DIY Dipped Christmas
So some of you may not know this about me, but I volunteer some of my time every week with our church. I am apart of the design team and was able to be apart of the Christmas campaign this year! I helped make and install a pretty cool interactive display wall as well as our church "family gift". So every family who comes through our churches doors gets a cute little wood ornament this year! I will say they stopped being as adorable to make after like 50 (out of 400)!! But I'm pretty amped with how they turned out. Shoutout to the ladies who came over to my house late one night to help dip all 400 of them into different paints!!
- Paint of your choice in a deep container (we bought paint from Home Depot)
- Wood balls
- Jewelry Eye Hooks
- Electric Drill
- Jewelry Pliers
- Bakers Twine
- Dowels (for hanging)
- Paint Drop Cloth
- Drill starter holes into each wood ball (make sure they're not too deep)
- Use jewelry pliers to twist the jewelry eye hook into the starter hole in the wood ball until secure (I did all 400 of these myself and gave myself a nasty blister to prove it).
- Cut bakers twine to length and string through jewelry eye hooks and tie off
- Set up your drop cloth and dowel drying rack system (I used a ladder and boxes)
- Dip wood ball into paint can at varying angles and depth
- Hang on dowel drying rack to drip dry - when almost dry use a paint brush to smooth out the drip mark or use a small xacto knife to shave off the bump from the drips
- Hang on your Christmas tree!