Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas came out in 1993 and Halloween fanatics and lovers of Christmas both enjoyed the movie. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town stumbles upon the mysterious and unfamiliar world of Christmas Town. He doesn’t quite grasp the concept and brings his own brand of creepy to the holiday the town is named for.
The movie quickly became very popular and soon the stores were flooded with Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise. You could purchase anything from t-shirts to shower curtains. Seventeen years later and there is still buzz about this wonderful movie. The merchandise is now a little more scarce than before, but you can make your own quite easily.
With these simple instructions you can make your very own Jack Skellington Christmas ornaments.
6 Christmas Ball Ornaments
white acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
medium paint brush
newspaper or duck cloth
old drinking glasses or dipsoable cups
Cover your work space with newspaper or duck cloth to protect the surface you are working on. Remove the neck of the ball ornaments if necessary and place them in the drinking glasses so that they are resting comfortably on the rim. Paint the ornaments white leaving the part in the glass unpainted for now. You may need two coats depending on the finish of the ornament you have chosen. Let dry.
When dry, flip the ornaments over and paint the unpainted portion white and allow to dry.
Now you are ready to paint the face of Jack Skellington. Using a picture of the pumpkin king, or the picture above, paint Jack’s face with black acrylic paint and allow to dry.
Reattach the neck of the ball ornament if necessary and you are finished.
These adorable ornaments are quite simple to make and will please anyone who loves The Nightmare Before Christmas.