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Getting Crafty For Christmas With Bulbs and Nail Polish

Getting crafty is one way to bring out the Christmas cheer.

It may only be November but Michelle Dunaway wastes no time in showing you how this creative hack for DIY ornaments can use nail polish and clear bulbs for something unique and fun.

Marbled Ornaments:

Step 1: Fill plastic container 3/4 full with room temperature water. I used a 28 oz container. And when I say room temp, I really mean that. If it’s too cold, the polish will sink, if it’s too warm, my polish seemed more sticky. Another tip: Use a new bottle of nail polish. We tried some other colors that I had on stock and the older polish definitely did not work as well.

Step 2: Start to pour nail polish gently into the water. A little polish goes a long way. The more polish you put in the water, the more coverage your ornament gets.

Step 2. Lightly stir polish on the water with your stir stick to make a marble look in water.

Step 3. Dip the ornament under the water and swirl. Since the ornaments have a topper on them, you don’t necessarily have to wear gloves for this project. You can just hold the topper and dip. But when marbling things, like eggs, you should wear gloves.

Step 4. Dry the ornaments. You can lay the ornaments down on wax paper to dry or create a drying rack with foam and pins.

You can use any nail polish color you want, we just have an indigo obsession. You can also mix colors, which Calla loved trying when we were done with the blue. Can’t wait to see what you guys create!

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