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Melting Ice Marble Ornaments Tutorial

Warm up your holiday home decor with these icy DIY Christmas ornaments!

Updated June 28, 2018
Melting Ice Marble Ornaments Tutorial
Melting Ice Marble Ornaments Tutorial
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Want to give your Christmas tree a classy marble finish? Your search for high-end holiday decor ends here, with this simple Melting Ice Marble Ornaments Tutorial! Snowdrift white, icy blue, and garland green, these painted glass ornament patterns will be the wintry decor that will last all season long. All you need to do is apply some FolkArt Marbling Paint to clear glass ornaments for a sophisticated and far-out Christmas vibe. These homemade Christmas tree ornaments aren't just for the tree, either. Display them in a decorative bowl for a table centerpiece your family will fawn over!

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the Plaid Paints and Wooden Panels Giveaway during the 12 Days of Christmas in July! This giveaway runs until July 29th and you can receive an extra entry just by commenting below on this page.

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsGlass, Paint



Age GroupTeens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • FolkArt Marbling Paints (White: 16921, Sour Apple: 16941, Blue: 16927)
  • FolkArt Clearcote Acrylic Spray Sealer (Matte or Hi-Shine)
  • Stencil tape
  • Clear glass ornaments
  • Waxed paper
  • Paper towels
  • Styrofoam block
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Rubbing alcohol


  1. Remove the ornament cap and prepare each clear glass ornament before marbling by washing it in warm, soapy water.  Rinse well and allow to dry.  Next, wipe the exterior of each ornament with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol, which will ensure that the surface is thoroughly clean and free of any soap residue.

  2. Protect the work surface by placing a sheet of waxed paper over it.

  3. Slightly insert a popsicle stick inside the glass ornament and wrap the stick and neck of the ornament with stencil tape creating a “handle.”

  4. Using the Direct Pour Technique, squeeze a small amount of White onto the glass ornament while holding onto the popsicle stick handle and keeping it over the waxed paper.  Working quickly and while still wet, squeeze a small amount of blue and any other desired FolkArt Marbling color onto the ornament too.  Gently tilt the ornament from side to side allowing the FolkArt Marbling Paints to slightly swirl creating marbleized patterns.

  5. When the entire surface is covered with FolkArt Marbling Paint, carefully set the handle into a styrofoam block to allow excess paint to drip and then allow the ornament to dry without touching a surface.

  6. Marbling paint will dry within 24 hours and will be cured within 48 hours.  Once cured, it is best to spray seal the painted marble with FolkArt Clear Acrylic Sealers. 

    NOTE:  All marble painted surfaces should be kept for decorative purposes only as FolkArt Marbling is not dishwasher safe.

Contest Rules:
  • There is a maximum of one extra entry per person. The extra entry will be based upon a comment left on this project. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • The winner will be selected at random from the comments on this page and the entries on the contest page.
  • The winner will be contacted on the morning of July 30, 2018.
  • Email Address provided in their account (please do NOT leave your email address in the comments--you already provided it when you created your account).
  • You have until Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 11:59pm EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada. Excludes Quebec and Puerto Rico.

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What gorgeous ornaments. They are very easy and inexpensive to make. That's definitely points in its favor. I have made things like this in the past on dishe's but never made any thing like this. I think what I like the most is that no two will be the same. Each will be one of a kind.

I am not into painting projects but am going to try this. It looks like fun and will make great gifts.

These are my favorite painting crafts-Simple easy ones. that do not take a lot of expensive items to make for any time of the year!

I've never done any painting but these ornaments inspire me to give it a try. It looks so easy to do and they turn out so pretty.

Christmas ornaments

Some years, I like to design and paint my own Christmas cards.

handmade gifts for my family, last year I made diy birdhouses, these ornaments are so pretty, I just have to try them.

these are such pretty colors. Sure would look nice in my kitchen.

I have not tried painting ornaments, but these are so pretty!

I don't normally paint, but these Melting Ice Marbled Ornaments inspire me... I just might try these!

I've very new to painting, I just started doing some paper mache, I'm hoping to get better at it as I go. I don't really have a Christmas answer yet but I am planning on making some ornaments, I'm sure those will be fun to make. I will enjoy painting those I'm sure.


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