Copper and Turquoise and Pearl OH MY!
Earlier this week I shared my Metallic Copper Painted Christmas tree with you. When I first started planning a copper tree, I decided that I wanted to use one of my favorite color schemes. I wanted the tree to be Copper, Turquoise and Pearl White. Finding ornaments in the colors I wanted was proving difficult though. I could find things that were close, but not exactly what I wanted. So what do you do? You make your own! I had some beautiful Metallic paints from my friends at DecoArt that were perfect for the job! I wanted to show you how easy, and quick it was to make my own ornaments for my Copper and Turquoise tree.
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The very best part about this tree and it’s custom painted ornaments is that you can choose literally any color in the rainbow! If you aren’t a copper and turquoise fan, you don’t have to use those colors. Pick your favorites! If you can find the paint, you can do the tree. So cool, right?!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own custom color ornaments:
- Clear ornaments
- Paint (I used Decoart Dazzling Metallics Peacock Pearl, Americana Decor Metallics in Copper, Pearl and Pewter)
- Small wood slices (I used small assorted birch slices from Walnut Hollow, you can find them at JoAnns)
- Wire (I used 24 gauge Copper wire)
- Paper Towel
- Masking tape
- Drill and small drill bit
For the clear ornaments:
Pull the hanger off the top of the ornament. Drip 1 or 2 drops of water into the ornament, and pour in some paint. Swirl it around until it’s covered then lay the ornament upside down on a paper towel. the extra paint will drip out.
Let it dry completely. Mix two colors for a more marbled look!
For the wood slices:
To make a geometric pattern on the wood slices, tape off one side of the ornament with your masking tape, and paint the other side.
When the paint is dry, tape it again covering some or all of the painted side and use a second color. Drill a small hole in the wood slice and thread the wire through it to hang the ornament.
The metallic paint leaves a unique pattern on the inside of the clear ornaments when it dries. It’s the neatest effect!
I just love how the pretty Turquoise/Teal colors look with the copper. Wrap a ribbon around the tree to break up the colors a little bit.