Easy Spray Painted Ornaments

An idea for stone effect spray painted ornaments – transform any clear plastic ornaments into aged ones.


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This is one of those tutorials that I can’t really call a tutorial. I mean I can. But it’s literally just spray painting. I recently picked up these cheap, clear plastic ornaments from Target. But you can pretty much find these clear ornaments everywhere these days, Dollar Stores, Walmart, Michael’s, and even Amazon.

I love my DIY-aged vases and revamped lamps so much that I applied the same technique to these ornaments. They look like little stone balls! (remove mind from gutter, please.) Since I don’t have my tree quite up yet, I laid them on some garland so you could at least see how they pop against some greens.

So if you want to know how I got these matte white, stone-looking ornaments then read on!

Spray Painted Ornaments - an easy tutorial for turning clear ornaments into stone effect aged ornaments!
Spray Painted Ornaments - an easy tutorial for turning clear ornaments into stone effect aged ornaments!
Spray Painted Ornaments - an easy tutorial for turning clear ornaments into stone effect aged ornaments!

Spray Painted Ornaments How to

Turn clear plastic ornaments into aged stone ornaments with a little spray paint

Total time: 4 hours

  1. Prepare ornaments for Painting

    For this little project, you’ll need to prepare a little spray painting station. Use a cardboard box with sides. Even better, toothpicks poked in a flat piece of styrofoam can hold up your ornaments even better. I used Matte White Spray Paint and the Stone Effect Spray Paint. Remove the little tops from your ornaments before painting and set them upside down in your box.

  2. Spray Paint Ornaments White

    First, Use the white matte spray paint on your ornaments. Spray light coats and then allow these coats to fully dry in between. You’ll have to then flip your ornaments around to get the tops.

  3. Spray Paint Ornaments with Stone Effect

    Turn your dried white ornaments upside down again. This time, we are spraying them with the Stone Effect. Don’t worry about it looking perfect – it’s not supposed to. Allow this coat to fully dry. If you want, you can cover it with another layer of white paint. I chose to stop here.

  4. Replace Ornaments Tops and Hang

    After your ornaments are fully dry, just replace the little tops and they are ready to hang!

And that’s it for this little project! It’s always nice to take something cheap and turn it into something not so cheap-looking. Don’t forget to check out my latest gift guides and Christmas posts.

Talk soon, friend!

XO Karen