Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Hand Painted Owl Bauble

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

We have quite a collection of baubles (tree ornaments) in this household, and I’ll admit it’s my fault. I can’t resist a pretty bauble! We’re going to need two trees soon if we want to display them all! So I might have to gift this one to my sister-in-law, if I can bear to part with it…

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

She likes owls almost as much as I do, so at least I’d know it was going to a good home!

Want to paint a bauble too? It’s not too complicated, but here’s some step-by-step photos if you want a little guidance…

Step 1: Buy a bauble! An opaque one works best if you want to see your design clearly. This one has a slight iridescent effect which gives an extra layer of shine:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Draw a sketch or find a picture of what you’d like to paint on your bauble:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Paint the silhouette of your owl and branch using white acrylic paint:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Paint the owl a light brown colour:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Paint a darker brown on the wings and add shading around the ears and face, then paint an even darker brown on the branch:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Paint a red hat and scarf on:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Add large white eyes, white fluff on the edges of the hat and scarf, and white highlights on the ears and wings:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Add small black pupils, and a yellow beak and feet:

Hand Painted Owl Bauble at Jennifer Grace Creates

That’s it, now you can hang it on your tree for Christmas! If you are giving it as a gift you could also paint on a name or the year, to give it extra personalisation!

Be Inspired:

Add a hat and scarf to a character on a card, layout, or other project

Alter a shop-bought bauble / ornament

Paint a swirly branch

Would you paint an owl on your bauble or would you paint something else? A deer, a snowman, a gingerbread house?

I’ll see you again in one hour for the last post of the day!

Jennifer x

14 Comments
  • yay..i got a guess the project right 🙂 Very cute! I wouldn’t paint anything on a bauble…as i can’t draw for toffee!!! x

    November 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • another very clear step by step tutorial like Louise I am not sure I would be able to draw an owl let alone paint one on a bauble! Yours looks great.

    November 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • That is very cute!

    November 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    You are so clever!!! Drawing is definitely not my thing!! Not even stick people!!! Might be something I could get my grandchildren to do!!

    November 8, 2014 at 8:16 pm
  • I am with the others and would not attempt to paint something on an ornament. I can’t draw worth anything. Why ruin a pretty ornament? 🙂 Love your sweet owl, though. I might try decoupaging some stamped design on an ornament sometime…..or even glass etching. That would be more within my skill level!!!
    <3 J

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    November 8, 2014 at 8:24 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    Very cute.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm
  • Weeeeeell, I’m gonna have a go! Its sounds like heaps of fun! Don’t know what it will turn out like, but oh well! OL

    November 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  • I’ve covered baubles in things – ribbon, glitter, sequins – but never painted on to one. When they come out of the loft in December I will be sneaking one away in to my studio 🙂

    November 9, 2014 at 11:42 am
  • I love decorating baubles, well done you for doing one free handed

    November 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm
  • My scrapbestie has a woodland tree – bam! This is the homemade gift for her 😀

    November 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm
  • Julene
    Reply

    How gorgeous! I’m sure mine would end up looking like another animal .

    November 10, 2014 at 12:27 am
  • Great tutorial….but I think I’d need a picture to trace!!

    November 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  • Sue D
    Reply

    So cute–love owls!

    November 11, 2014 at 3:50 am
  • Amazing! I imagine that if I were to attempt this my drawing would look much more childlike!

    December 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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