I love all the beautiful, European glass ornaments that are on display during the holidays, but I hate how much they cost. And they are breakable, so if you have young children or a pets, spending a lot on a glass ornament can feel like a complete waste of money. But I have a great solution! I created these faux glass ornaments from Smoothfoam owls! Can you believe it? They look delicate and breakable, but they aren’t. Here’s how to make some DIY owl ornaments for yourself.
Metallic paint: green, pearl, cream
Feathers in colors to match the paints
Small screw eye hooks
Paint each owl with the metallic paint. I used three coats to get a smooth, glass-like effect, allowing it to completely dry between coats.
Glue the feathers on each owl.
Accent the owl’s eyes, beak, and talons with glitter glue.
After the glitter dries completely, twist a hook into the top of the ornament and thread a ribbon thorugh it for hanging.