Want a new fabulous look for your Christmas tree? There's no need to spend a fortune buying new baubles every year, why not upcycle your old baubles and give them a makeover with this super easy marble bauble DIY. 

Rust-Oleum's Painter's Touch is perfect for everyday projects and crafts. Simply pick the shades to match your colour scheme and accent with a shiny Metallic spray.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch in two colours (we used Winter Grey and Chalk White
  • A container, deep enough to fill with water and submerge your baubles
  • Rust-Oleum Surface Primer (optional)
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray in one colour (we used Chrome)
  • String
  • Bauble hooks

PREPARATION:

Using your string to create an area to hang your baubles to dry. You may also want to prepare your area with dust-sheets or newspaper to protect from spray mist and drips. 

Attach bauble hooks to each bauble and fill your container with water.

Optional: Prime your baubles in a well ventilated area with Rust-Oleum Surface Primer. We primed the darker baubles to make sure none of the original colour showed through. 

 

STEP 1:

Pick your first colour of the Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch Spray Paint and shake thoroughly. Holding your can approximately 20cm away, spray your paint onto the surface of the water. Repeat this step with your second colour as well.

Tip: You may want to experiment with a range of colours and metallic's to discover your perfect combination.

STEP 2:

Your paint should be sat on the surface of your water. Stir until your happy with the consistency and colour mixture - you can add more paint and mix again if needed.

 

STEP 3: 

Holding your bauble at the top, slowly submerge it into the water and remove it. It should now be covered in a marble effect.

 

Hang your baubles up to dry. We recommend leaving them for at least several hours to fully dry to avoid smudging. Once dry your ready to decorate your Christmas tree with your fabulous new baubles!

 

 

Don't forget to let us see your designs - you can share them with us by emailing us at info@paintpeople.co.uk - you never know, we may just feature yours!