Somewhere in blogland I came across this tree. I love the color scheme.
My tree last year was nice.... but I'm more than a little tired of the red color scheme I had going on. I looked at Wally World and their glass ornaments are $4 for a pack of 4 big glass ball ornaments, or $15 for a bunch of small ones. I guess they're not terribly expensive, but that would be AT LEAST $19 if I ONLY got 2 packs. Certainly not enough to fill up my 9 ft tree.
So I decided to do a little recycling, with this:
and lots of these from my basement:
I left the gold ones alone, but after I sprayed the light and dark red ornaments, I was quite pleased and surprised with the results.
I love that the dark red ones turned out light purple, so I only did a light coat on those. I did 2 coats on the light red to make them very pink. They dried really quickly too, I only waited 5 min in between coats, long enough to roll them over and make sure the whole thing was painted.
Then there were these 2 emerald green ornaments I never liked, but I'm glad I didn't throw them away last year.
And you, Hawaiian Santa,
Total Cost: $4.34 for spray paint.
This is just the first of many ideas for my tree this year. I'm glad I was able to get them painted before the hustle and bustle of the holidays gets in full swing. I'll be working on a few Christmas projects before Thanksgiving, so I can actually enjoy them and be ready to bust out the decorations December 1st!