Hello Kitty has been popular ever since I was little, I remember having a lunchbox with her on it. Even at my age I still have some Hello Kitty pajamas and t-shirts Both of my daughters who are five and eleven love her also. I wanted to get them an ornament but when I started searching I saw they were a little expensive. I hand painted them one and they are so excited about hanging in up. Below are the instructions on how to make this simple, hand painted Hello Kitty Christmas ornament.
Clear or Frosted Glass Ball Ornaments (Plain)
White Craft Paint
Paint Pens (In Black and Gold)
Clear Craft Paint With Silver Or Gold Metallic Flecks
Foam Paint Brush
Medium Size Craft Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun
1) The first step in making your own hand painted Hello Kitty Christmas ornament is take the cap off the top off the ornament. Since you are going to be painting the ornament white it does not matter is your ornament is clear glass or frosted. I get my ornaments at my local craft store in boxes of six, plain and ready to paint. Use your foam paint brush and white craft paint to paint your ornament. While my ornaments are drying I usually insert a marker in the open hole and turn them upside down in a coffee mug so they do not get smudged.
2) After your first coat of paint is dry it is a good idea to apply another coat of white paint, the ornament looks better with more coverage. Again let you Christmas ornaments dry completely before starting our next step.
3) Once your white paint is dry you can paint on a coat of the clear paint with glitter flecks. I use Tulip fabric paint. To do this I use the medium size paint brush, just to be sure the glitter paint is not applied to thick and there are no clumps. It dry’s clear and all that is left is just a little shine, it adds a little extra sparkle to your ornaments.
4) When your coat of glitter paint is dry you are ready to do Hello Kitty’s face. This step in the ornament is pretty easy since Hello Kitty has a simple face, and you never see her mouth. Use your black paint pen to give her some small, oval shaped eyes. Still using your black paint pen she gets three whiskers on either side of her face. Be careful when you are painting with the paint pen, they dry fairly quickly but they will smudge when wet. Hello Kitty usually has a yellow nose but I have found gold shows up better on your Christmas tree. Her nose is small so you do not need to make a very large one with the gold paint pen, I make a sideways oval.
5) After you give the face you painted for Hello Kitty time to dry you are ready for the last step. In most pictures you see Hello Kitty with a pink bow on her head, I use a pink boa. For under $6.00 I find them in tons of different colors at my local craft store and the hot pink is just the right color. Cut the boa to fit around the top of the ornament, then carefully apply it with hot glue. A trick to be sure it adheres without burning your fingers are to use a pencil end to push it gently into the glue. Now you can put the cap back on your Hello Kitty ornament she is all ready for Christmas.