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DIY Hydrodipped Christmas Ornaments

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  • Tools & Supplies:

    • 5 Gallon Bucket
    • Ceramic Ornaments
    • Drop Cloth or Plastic Sheeting
    • Latex Gloves
    • Tepid Water
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Hydrodipping is easy on ceramic ornaments. Just fill a bucket, dip slowly and you'll have one-of-a-kind décor for your Christmas tree or fireplace mantel. 

Step 1
Fill a 5-gallon bucket with tepid water (about 78 degrees).

Step 2
Over a protected surface, place the bucket in a reachable location and shake the enamel paints before opening.Open an enamel paint and stir gently with a coffee stirrer. 

Step 3
Slowly, and gently, pour the enamel paints, onto the top of the water, one at at time.

Step 4
Once all of your enamel paint colors are in the bucket, use a coffee stir stick and slowly drag it across the colors to swirl them together. 

Step 5
Very slowly, dip the ornaments into the bucket on an angle so the paint sticks. Turn the ornaments for a swirled effect. 

Step 6
Slowly remove the ornaments from the bucket and set it aside to dry for approximately 24 hours.

Step 7
Let paint dry for at least 24 hours before handling.