As anyone who is on Pinterest knows, these guys have been quiet the buzz lately, what with Christmas decor blowing up everyone's Facebook feeds lately. And I saw them... and gushed... and knew instantly they'd make fabulous Christmas presents (not revealing to who! That will stay a secret until Christmas). And thought I'd give them a go.
Here's my disclaimer: I went thinking these guys would be fairly easy. Drop some paint in a glass ornament, shake it around, voila, right? WRONG. Be prepared for a little experimentation in how you get your paint to streak and whirl around. However, the only plus side to this is that no matter what you do or how you do it, each and every single one of these turns out unique, streaky, and oh-so-pretty! That being said, here we go.
And then just start dripping paint in - here's where I learned the hard way. I was just squeezing in paint, letting it shoot into wherever land inside of these glasses. Try sticking the nose of the bottle just inside the rim and gently squeeze. That way, the paint rolls off the edge of the rim and then starts sliding and streaking... and makes it easier on you! The more colors you do at once, the runnier they get, and therefore streak easier.
And as far as this blob of paint goes, don't you just wish you could buy paint like this? I think it looks SO neat!
Are you making these this Christmas? Let me see what you come up with. I have one more set to make, but I want to see your craftiness, too!