12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 7

12107899_10154366668620961_5529537663500022800_nWelcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop hosted by the amazing Lisa at Honeybearz Designs! This is my 3rd year of participating in this hop. I get so excited each and every year to sign up to participate! I would like to personally thank the amazing Elf Lisa for hosting such a fun event. This year I am doing something different. I am going to post a different DIY Holiday Christmas bulb using simple craft supplies. I hope that you will come back everyday to see all 12 Ornaments. I have been hard at work in Santa’s Workshop to bring you fun projects each and every day! Before we go any further though I want to make sure that you stopped here after visiting our Guest Elf- Melinda be sure to click HERE if you need to start at the beginning be sure to click HERE.

For my 7th ornament I wanted to create something for the Elegant Tree. I really wanted this one to turn out, and it did beautifully.

Elegant Black and Gold Christmas Ornament 1.Madge Gillen

Here are the items that you need to create this Elegant Ornament

  • Plastic Bulb from the Dollar Store
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Black and Gold Ribbon
  • Plastic Cup

How to make this Elegant Christmas Ornament

  • Take top off of bulb and set aside
  • Pour gold paint inside of bulb and swirl around. Be patient, it does use quite a bit of paint, however the outcome is beautiful.
  • Pour black paint inside of the bulb and repeat the same step as above
  • When your ornament is the way that you want it, tip your bulb upside down into a paper cup.  This is what will catch all of the excess paint
  • Allow to dry
  • Once dry, put the top back on the ornament and tie a knot using the black and gold ribbon

Elegant Black and Gold Christmas Ornament DIY. Madge Gillen


I hope that you like the ornament today! Be sure to pull out those old Christmas bulbs and up-cycle them. Be Creative in what you do, and do what you love. I know that this elf sure had fun in her workshop creating this cute bulb.



Next up in this hop is the super talented ELF- Ashley be sure to check out what she is making in Santa’s Workshop.

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Also here is the Hop Line up for Day 7 in case you get lost.

1. Lisa Pontious – http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com
Kim – http://katydidcards.com (Guest Designer)
Melinda – http://www.mypapercrafting.com (Guest Designer)
2. Madge – http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/blog
3. Ashley W – http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
4. Sandy Hentzel – https://www.bloglovin.com/…/scrapbook-blessings-club-5722003
5. Elizabeth Jeanne – http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com
6. Angela – www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
7. Alicia – www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
8. Miranda – www.nanasscrapspot.com
9. Daphne – http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com/
10. Rhonda – craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
11. Charmagne – http://www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
12. Barbara- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
13. Lisa F – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
14. Sharondalyn – Http://www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
15. Jessi – http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co
16. Heather – Http://www.paper-junkie.blogspot.com





  1. This one is so pretty!

  2. What a gorgeous ornament Ms. Madge. I love how elegant it turned out. I am thinking if I tried it, it may turn into a big mess….lol! Thank you for sharing the how-to. I am liked your fb page and signed up for your email. Looking forward to seeing more of your fantastic work 🙂

  3. Very pretty! Your tree must be GORGEOUS!

  4. Katydid Cards says:

    Wow, this is so classy. You make it sound pretty easy to duplicate, but I have to say I just can’t believe that something so easy looks that GOOD when done…but I believe you!

  5. Elegant & Beautiful! I love the gold. I decorteate mny tree with white & gold and a touch of green
    Have a blessed day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. Nadia Crafter says:

    So fun seeing all your ornaments, this looks awesome

  7. Marji Franklin says:

    This is gorgeous!

  8. Jennifer F. says:

    Wow!! Absolutely stunning!!!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    This is a beautiful ornament. Love the coloring.
    they just get better and better.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Your ornament is so pretty. I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. Colors are so beautiful. Very pretty ornament

  12. this one is gorgeous!! I love it!


  13. I’ve never seen one like that before. I bet your tree is lovely! TFS!

  14. Cherie Blankenship says:

    Hmmmmm this is along the same lines as my alcohol ink ornaments, have you tried them? They are amazing!!!!! When we get together, we shall experiment!

  15. Love it! Came out beautiful!

  16. I am Loving the look of this Ornament. I would Love to try this in our School colors. Thanks for the Idea.

  17. charligirl88 says:

    Even though I’ve been loving all the cute ones… I believe this is my current fave. GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for hopping together!

  18. Loooove the colours! TFS! 🙂

  19. Maria Calderone says:

    Love the colors you used

  20. Maria Calderone says:

    Love the colors you used! 🙂

  21. very elegant! BL

  22. This one is very classy. Have you reuse the paint thats in the cup?

  23. So elegant and pretty!