Here are some of my very large 12"-16" Christmas ornaments I just painted.
I actually made them by combining different ornaments together.
I love how they turned out!
You may remember these giant ornaments I made a few years ago.
I kept wanting to make more but couldn't find more of this large
finial style to paint.
I came upon different shapes of paper mache ornaments at Hobby Lobby and
had an idea to create my own oversized ornaments,
so I bought all my local store had.
I had to snag these pics off the internet, I got all into creating them and
forgot to take my own "before" pics.
I can't find them anywhere on the Hobby Lobby site.
This peacock ornament became 12" long including the hanger
after it was all put together.
I didn't take "during" pics but basically, I cut the tops or bottoms off
the ornaments, reglued together, used spackle to cover where
I combined them, primed and painted.
When I was cutting them, the paper mache covering started peeling off
and I saw they were actually plastic underneath...weird huh?
I ended up removing all of the paper mache covering, it peeled right off,
and painted on the plastic bases, which worked out better anyway.
I was able to create all kinds of large, one of a kind, finial style ornaments by combining
them in different ways, I had so much fun making all of them!
I also found these smooth foam ornaments that I cut apart
and used parts of them to embellish the ornaments too.
Here they are in painting process.
I found the huge ones in the foreground at Hobby Lobby also,
they are completely paper mache, no plastic.
As labeled in the pic above, I cut the tops and bottoms off of these and added
pieces of the foam finials to the tops and bottoms and they turned out great.
Ready? I have LOTS of pics...
So, of course, animal print is gonna be a given for me.
You can see the finial pieces at the bottom and top here.
After painting, I sprayed all of them with a super high gloss clear finish.
And, I've got to have the black and white check look... popular with that
famous designer brand that I love
Nope, my lines aren't perfect, but it all comes together,
plus, it just shows it was hand painted ;)
This is the back of the peacock ornament, I added a little brass bead at the bottom.
The feather is painted kind of like my peacock wine glasses, where the
design wraps around to the back.
This beauty is a whopping 16" long including hanger.
For the most part, I used the little gold rope hangers that came already
attached to the ornaments.
Lots and lots of painting!
Another 16" one. I was really happy how the glossy finish turned out,
they almost look like ceramic or glass.
Sometimes, I have to say "that's enough", because
I could keep going and going adding more painted details.
This one may have been my favorite
I added this cool striped ribbon to cover where I had combined the
More animal print, stripes and dots...
Another 16" version,
I added a ribbon tie to this one too.
That same day at Hobby Lobby, I also found these flat
paper mache ornaments in different shapes. I bought
all 8 that they had.
I painted a different design on each side so it's really like
two ornaments in one.
They are about 1/2" thick and all the sides are painted as well.
On these I added different colored glass beads to the hangers at the top.
On a couple of these I used painted thumbtacks that resemble little studs.
I show my painting process for the tacks on my studded pumpkins. I've used them on
I love the studded look.
And all kinds of fun combos.
I offered these in my Etsy store in a set of 4 and a set of 3
and they have sold.
Last ones... I promise!
These were plain wooden ornaments and I painted with animal print
and black and white checks
A mitten shape...
And stocking shape. They are about 1/2" thick and about 8" long with the hanger.
I added more of the striped ribbon for hangers.
I only have two of these painted wooden ornaments
Thank you so much for checking out all these pics!
I only have 4 ornaments left in my Etsy store, the rest have gone on
to their new homes!