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Painting Christmas Baubles

We're always looking for new ways to use up leftover paint and old sample pots and Christmas provides the perfect time to get crafty. 

If you've found your perfect colour and have excess paint or samples lying around, why not incorporate that colour into your Christmas decor theme? We've created a simple guide detailing how to do this and have an easy-to-follow video on TikTok showing each step too.


Step 1

Gently remove the bauble tops and pop a piece of rolled-up paper inside to create a handle or carefully hold them using their ribbon or string.

Step 2

Use a shellac-based primer like Zinsser BIN or Smith & Rodgers Blockade first, applying a single coat all over the decoration using a small brush. Allow it to dry.

Step 3

Using a small brush, apply 2 topcoats of your leftover paint in your chosen colour. Allow each coat to dry fully before applying the next. If you want to add glitter, wait until the second coat has been applied and is tacky to touch before gently rolling in glitter or sprinkling the glitter on top.

You can also add a spoonful of baking soda to your paint and stir well, before applying to your bauble to create a modern, textured look.

Step 4

Once fully dry, put the bauble top back on gently and hang on your tree.