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Last minute ornament idea using paint and clear ball

I've been meaning to write this blog post since Thanksgiving when a good friend's in-laws gave me the idea.

However, time and other stuff got in the way and I never made one of these ornaments for myself so I have no photograph to show you.

This ornament idea is other places out there on the web, and there are even tutorials on YouTube.

What you'll need:

Craft paint (colors of your choosing)

Clear plastic or glass ornament

Festive colored permanent marker

What you'll do:

Take the top off the ornament and pour your paint color(s) in. Swirl the paint around. Once the paint dries, replace the top of the ornament. With the marker you can write the year, a name and the year or other holiday greeting on the outside of the ball.

There, quick, simple and you can have several made in time for last-minute Christmas gifts.