From Trash to Treasure: A DIY Ornament Bowl Centerpiece
Back in our Pennsylvania home, I had a sideboard in my foyer that was usually the home of a big white urn filled with purple hydrangeas. At the holidays I liked to change it to something a bit more in tune with a winter theme and a way to display my collection of Christmas ornaments. I found two odd ball pieces (a candle holder and a bowl) at my local Goodwill to take from trash to treasure and transform into this festive holiday ornament bowl. This project really got me excited when I realized the two odd-ball pieces fit perfectly together to create this festive ornament bowl centerpiece to display my Christmas ornaments.
This easily falls under my favorite Christmas decorating ideas because of how easy and inexpensive it is.
Both the green candle base and the broken bowl that must have had a matching pitcher with it at one time cost me a total of $5.00. I knew with a little paint and glitter I could probably create something winter worthy to place in this prime space in my foyer.
I chose Rust-O-leum Silver and Gold Metallic spray paint because they produce a shiny finish that makes any object really look like metal.
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HOW TO MAKE A DIY ORNAMENT BOWL CENTERPIECE
- Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Gold Spray Paint
- Rust-Oleum Specialty Metallic Silver Spray Paint
- Opalescent Flake Glitter
- White Glitter
- White Craft Paint
- 2 – 1” paint brushes
- 2-part epoxy or strong glue to hold piece together
- Clean the objects with soap and water to remove any dirt and grease let dry.
2. In a well ventilated area, spray paint each piece silver, let dry.
The pieces look pretty good just like this, don’t you think? You could stop right here and have created a sought-after piece. But, I had a vision I wanted to accomplish.
3. Spray random areas with the gold spray paint, making sure to hit a few recessed areas with a few shots. This will add the two-tone effect, adding a bit of patina to the pieces. Let dry.
4. Using your brush and white craft paint, paint over each recessed area and then quickly wipe off with a damp rag, leaving a bit of white in the recesses so the metallic finish still shows through. Let dry.
5. Paint the flat areas white a section at a time, and then quickly pour the glitter over the wet paint. Keep doing this until you have the entire piece covered in glitter. Let dry. Repeat this step, until you get the desired coverage and thickness for the piece you are working on. I left the recessed areas free of glitter as I didn’t want to lose the decorative metallic detail of the piece.
6. Let each piece dry overnight. I chose to attach the pieces after I painted them because they were easier to handle separately. I used a 2-part epoxy to attach the base and the bowl together and filled it with Christmas ornaments.