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DIY Christmas Ornaments: Metallic Stars

Make these easy DIY Christmas ornaments to give your tree a retro look!

Quick & Easy Metallic Ornaments!: close-up of gold star-shaped Christmas ornaments decorated with silver sequins



1. Paint Your Ornaments

Begin by shaking up the gold leaf paint. It has a red pigment in it that separates out when it sits for a while, so you’ll want to be sure it’s mixed well.

I used a Que Tip as a disposable paintbrush to apply the paint to the star. The paint is oil-based and doesn’t clean up easily. Another note: DO NOT store the paint on it’s side- I’ve had a couple of messy leaks. As long as it stays upright you should be fine.

Let the first side dry for at least an hour before painting the second side.

close-up of jar of gold leaf paint
hand using a que tip to apply gold leaf paint to a DIY Christmas ornament

2. Paint the other Side

star-shaped handmade Christmas ornaments painted with gold leaf paint laid out to dry

3. Apply Tacky Glue

Once the paint on both sides is dry, apply a thin line of tacky glue to the ridges on the star.

hand holding a gold-painted ornament lined with tacky glue

4. Apply Sequins

Start with the first sequin in the middle. I arranged mine so the bowl-shape is facing up. Place the next sequin next to the first, overlapping it slightly. Continue this until the sequins form lines down each of the star’s ridges.

When all the sequins are arranged, adjust and that are not quite forming straight lines while the glue is still wet.

Let the glue dry.

sequins being applied to a handmade Christmas ornament

5. Apply Sequins to Other Side

Once your glue is dry, flip the star over and do the same thing on the other side.

When this is dry, your ornament is ready to hang on the Christmas tree!

gold DIY Christmas ornaments with sequins


There are so many variations on this too! I tried white stars with gold and silver sequins, and I’ll add more combinations as a get them finished!

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