Marbled Ceramic Ornaments

The girls have been busy crafting all kinds of festive gifts for family and friends this holiday season!! This afternoon, we painted ceramic ornaments using the same marbled-painting technique we used on paper here. They had so much fun with this!

Instead of placing a sheet of paper on top of the paint, they placed a plain (and inexpensive) ceramic ornament from the craft store. They love to use lots of bright and cheery colors!!

 Once the ornaments were dry, Emily added some of the details with a bit of acrylic paint and a paintbrush.

I love how each one of these ornaments is completely unique, and the kiddos were able to do this with very little help from me.

I plan to add “To:” and “From:” on the back so these can double as gift tags! Fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    These are, if nothing else, very, very colorful. 😉


  2. It looks cute! I need to give that a try.

  3. I like this idea! Pinned it for the next year!

  4. Becky Streetman says

    When you say just like the marble paper technique, when you do it on ornaments you use the starch and paint and then you put them into water to wash the starch away? I would love to do this with my Grandchildren tonight, and I just want to make sure I’m doing it right.

    Thanks Becky

  5. Neat! I’d love to try this technique on Easter eggs!


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