DIY Faux Jadeite Ornaments
I have been collecting jadeite (or vintage green milk glass) for more than twenty years. I fell in love with the milky green color and have been smitten ever since.
Over last two decades the price of jadeite has continued to go up while the supply has gone down. It’s become pretty pricey. That’s why I decided to make my own “jadeite” ornaments this year.
Supplies: Clear glass ornaments, gold spray paint (I used Krylon Metallic), Americana Decor acrylic paint in Pistachio Mint, a funnel and if desired, gold letter stickers (these are Thickers from American Crafts).
Step 1: Remove the metal hangers and spray paint them gold.
Step 2: Use a funnel to add paint inside the ornament. Cover the opening with your finger and swirl the paint around until the inside of the ornament is covered. Let it dry. Replace the hanger.
Don’t you love the color? You can leave the ornaments like this, or add a monogram.
Step 3: Add a monogram sticker if you’d like.
Debra @ MsMoozys Open House says
I just love this idea! I love Jadeite myself and I might have to try this for next year…. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. :-)
Hi Debra! I love connecting with fellow jadeite fans. Maybe we should plan some sort of Jadeite blog event in 2015! Happy Holidays and thanks for your kind comment.
OMG – I LOVE jadeite!!!! These are fabulous!! What a great idea. I can see my next year’s tree already!!!
Thanks Gina… do you collect it too? I guess I’m addicted to Jadeite! Wishing you and yours VERY Merry Christmas!
I have been wanting to start a collection – but then fight the urge to use it as props. I only have a couple pieces now- but would so love some more. Can’t get enough of that color.
Sharon B. says
These are so beautiful Malia! I love the color, and the gold monogram is a great touch. Definitely pinning these.
Thank you Sharon. MERRY XMAS to you!
These are SO gorgeous! i love them!
Malia, these are gorgeous! I love how well the gold works with the green “jadeite!”
Thanks Jenna! xo
These are absolutely gorgeous! The two colors are SO pretty together:)
Thank you Ginnie! Happy Holidays!
Malia, I love these! Simple and classic!
Thanks Amanda. I am a jadeite freak! Merry Christmas to you!
keri @ shaken together says
These are so pretty … love that soft and dreamy color!
Thanks Keri, think it’s another obsession of mine! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Brie @ like-the-cheese.com says
How seriously cute! These would look great on gifts as well! A personal touch! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!
Cindy @ DIY beautify says
Malia, I cannot even express how much I adore these! They look vintage! I’m a milk glass Junkie and bought my first Jadeite pieces this summer, salt and pepper shakers. The color is so perfect! Pinned.
Katie @ Little House of Four says
These are beautiful! I LOVE the combination of the “jadeite” and gold!
Sherry Ann Smith Thompson says
I see this post was made in 2013. But it just got moved to the top of my list for Christmas decor DIY.. I am a hugh collector of jadiete/ jadite. And would like to invite u all to join Jadite junkies on Facebook. If u are a collector. U can thank me when u find me on the Junkie page. Its jadite Home for junkies.