From Rusty to Bling Ornaments

I’m still trying not to buy many decorations for Christmas this year, so that means revamping some of the ones we already have. What better way is there to revamp anything than with spray paint? My choice for the ornaments was heirloom white, not black this time. This is what I started out with:



It’s too cold to spray paint outside or even in the garage right now, so I’ve been painting in the basement. I just attached the ornaments to a hanger and hung it from the climbing wall. What! You don’t have a climbing wall in your basement? You must not have had a teenage boy that talked his Dad into helping him build one a few years ago. It really is a great design though. I’ll have to show it to you one day. When we start on the family room, it’s going to have to come down.

Spray paint the ornaments. I did 2 coats of the spray paint for a good coverage.



Since these are ornaments, I think they should be glittered. Don’t you? So I brushed on some Mod Podge and sprinkled on the glitter.


Some are silvery and some more snowy looking.


Here they are hung on the tree:


Sparkly, pretty fun.


Silver bells, silver bells.


And the Star for the top. Aah, much better.


That star deserves to be on the top now. Don’t ya think?

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  • theLENNOXX December 7, 2009, 12:34 pm

    You are absolutely right, Peace signs belong on a teenager’s tree! It didn’t even cross my mind! I love your DIY ornaments, I want to make some too, as I can’t really find anything I like (to a price a also like, lol). The glitter made all the difference, very Christmas-y!

  • Kate at Centsational Girl December 8, 2009, 12:03 am

    You are a clever girl…. I absolutely love what you’ve done. You must come over and link up to my Ornament Party today and share your creativity !

    Ms. Kate

  • Rita @ December 8, 2009, 4:09 pm

    There’s a girlfriend of ours that we call “Bling” because she “blings” everything. I, too, love to bling things. Come check out my boutique in the Shabby Christmas section to see more bling. But first check out my new creation this week that I’m excited to share with you and let me know what you think!

  • Mary December 8, 2009, 9:58 pm

    I am loving this! What a great way to transform all those country things I have!!


  • Karen - The Graphics Fairy December 10, 2009, 10:03 am

    These look great Leanne!!! I love the glitter!

  • Tracy Suzanne December 10, 2009, 7:25 pm

    Hi Leanne.
    They came out so cute. Glitter makes everything look so magical.

    Merry Christmas & Hugs…Tracy 🙂

  • Stephanie December 11, 2009, 11:52 am

    so fun! i love a good re-do!

  • Funky Junk Interiors December 14, 2009, 7:44 pm

    Ohhh pretty! I think I’m the only one left in blogland that has not tried heirloom white! Never thought to add glitter.. that was clever!!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

    FJ Donna

  • Wendy @ The Shabby Nest December 21, 2009, 10:12 am

    Always love glitter!

  • brandy December 29, 2009, 8:17 am

    Visiting from TJ show and tell, AWESOME!!! Can you make me some!

    the Buzz,

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