Refurbished Christmas Ornaments

Refurbished Christmas Ornaments are a simple way to give life to old decorations! In just minutes you can give your old ornaments a makeover with a new coat of spray paint.  Choose colours to match your decor and have fun!

As you know I have this thing with Christmas ornament balls, and I have them everywhere, even outside!  The blue ones I had from last year all faded in the sun, and I was about to throw them out (gasp!), but then the eco-chick in me screamed NO!  There’s got to be something I can do!  Alas, there was a solution – spray paint!  I bought a can from our friendly neighbourhood HomeDepot, and spent, honestly, 15 minutes spraying them silver.  Voila! Sparkling new ornaments!  (I’m now finding myself looking at everything to see if it needs a nice new coat of spray paint!  The instant beautification is addictive!)

Spray Painting Christmas Ornaments

What You Need to Spray Paint Christmas Ornaments:

  • Old ornaments, either plastic or wood.
  • Spray paint in the colour(s) of your choice.  Make sure you buy the right kind of paint, depending on if you are putting them outside or inside.  Since mine are plastic ornaments that are going to be hanging outside in the elements, I used Krylon:  Fusion Outdoor for plastic.

 How to Spray Paint Christmas Ornaments:

  • Clean the ornaments first, and make sure they are dry.
  • I didn’t prime my ornaments first, I just went right to painting.
  • In a well ventilated area, lay your ornaments out onto a drop cloth or piece of cardboard.
  • Spray away!  (hold the can about 8-10 inches away from your target, to prevent dripping)
  • You may need to spray twice (I found that I didn’t need to)

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  1. I am goin to spray paint oranments not that I found this. I have a purple theme and I added a few other colors, and now I want it all purple shades. So I will be doing it on nice days and I have a wreath I want to do and then some htat sit in a basket. So excited to do this.

    1. Any tips on how to hang to dry? I have my ornaments on a chopstick and I spray paint them but not sure how to place them down to dry without smudging them

      1. I’d get two command hooks and a long, skinny dowel rod. put the command hooks as far away from each other as possible and set the dowel rod in the hooks. Then hang your ornaments on to the dowel rod!

      2. I saw another site, sorry can’t remember which one, where the lady cut slits into a shoe box top and put craft sticks in the ornaments and after spraying stuck them into the slits to dry.