Fun & Festive Apple Barrel Colors® Ornaments
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Fun & Festive Apple Barrel Colors® Ornaments

Create these pretty ornaments for your tree, wreath or other décor.

Courtesy of the Plaid Creative Team.

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Apple Barrel Colors® Acrylic Paint – Turquoise, Kiwi, Caribbean, Fuchsia
  • Styrofoam® Balls –3½"
  • E-6000® Craft Adhesive
  • Flat Brush, ½"
  • Jingle Bells
  • Craft Wire
  • Adhesive Embellishments
  • Decorative Brands – Snowflakes and Metallic Glitter
  • Chenille Stem
  • Ribbon
  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Dowel – ¼"

Project Instructions

Insert dowel into the Styrofoam® ball to hold while painting. Use flat brush to base coat 3½" ball in desired colors and patterns. Let dry then remove dowel.

Positioning dowel hole at top, embellish painted ball with decorative brads (insert into ball), adhesive gems or ribbon as desired (if using a wire hanger as in the step below, position dowel hole at bottom).

Add a dab of glue into dowel hole. Cut a piece of ribbon or chenille stick and loop to form a hanger. Push ends into dowel hole and let dry.

For a jingle bell wire hanger, cut an 8" piece of wire, secure a jingle bell at one end, curl remaining wire around paintbrush then insert into top of painted ball.


If making multiple ornaments, complete all painting at once.