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How to Get Your Stenciling Inside a Glass Oranament

Video tutorial sharing how to get your stenciling inside a glass ornament Christmas-in-July-GIVEAWAY-image

Ever try to stencil something round and smooth like a glass ornament?  It can be tough to stencil on the outside, so I found an easier way – put the pattern on the inside!

Why Christmas now?  I’m playing in the Christmas in July blog hop with StencilGirl Products and Imagine Crafts with a $100 giveaway too!  Find all the details and links to all the holiday inspiration at the end of this post.

I started with clear glass ornaments available at any major craft store but that ornament wasn’t going to stay clear. I wanted some color.  irRESISTible is a wonderful texture spray but today I am not using it that way.   I am pouring some LadyBug red irRESISTible right into the ornament.

As a side note…based on my experiments, the darker colors work best because what starts out as a very deep red becomes the most wonderful translucent red by the time it has fully drained and dried.

Video tutorial sharing how to get your stenciling inside a glass ornament

In the video you’ll see how I put these together, including how to actually get the right size of circle to fit in the glass ornament without measuring.

Watch How to Get Your Stenciling Inside a Glass Ornament on YouTube.

Stazon inks are easy to use with stencils and as a bonus they work on any smooth surface too.  I used MB Makes Marks Marker, Ornamental Compass Screen, and Damask Waves with a cosmetic sponge and the black Stazon reinker.

In order to get the stenciled images inside the ornament, you need something flexible and sturdy like Durlar Wet Media.  This is way easier to show than tell type of process, so check out the video where you can see exactly how to get the stenciling to be upright in the ornament.

Video tutorial sharing how to get your stenciling inside a glass ornament

Thanks for stopping by for some play! Lots holiday inspiration awaits you so be sure to check out all the blogs in the hop!



  We’ll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products and
 a $50 Gift Certificate for Imagine Crafts!

Visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! One comment per blog please.
 You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. The winner will be notified by email and announced on StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.

Today’s Blog Hop Order

StencilGirl Talk
Gwen Lafleur
Carolyn Dube-you are here
Carol Baxter
Jowilna Nolte
Terre Fry

Day 2 Blog Hop Order

StencilGirl Talk
Janet Joehlin
Cindy Gilstrap
Anna Friesen
Alison Heikkila
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson

Day 1 Blog Hop Order

StencilGirl Talk
Mary C. Nasser
Kristie Taylor
Karen Gaunt
Neva Cole
Nadine Carlier
Monica Edwards

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  • MelodyJ July 23, 2016, 4:06 am

    I really like these ornaments. I will have to try this.

  • Teresa Doyle July 23, 2016, 7:19 am

    These are beautiful Carolyn. I don’t have any stencils yet but they are on my list of “must haves” and I will definitely be trying these! TFS!

  • Tina Perry July 23, 2016, 8:18 am

    Love these! So pretty and simple <3

  • Jill McDowell July 23, 2016, 8:26 am

    Wow Carolyn! What an easy way to make ornaments that look incredible. Thanks for sharing. Love being able to find new uses for my stencils. Where do you keep coming up with these ideas?

  • Nanci July 23, 2016, 9:05 am

    OK, this is a great idea! Do you think the Durlar can be die cut once you figure out the size? (I hate hand-cutting circles!) ?

  • Cecilia Swatton July 23, 2016, 9:09 am

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful idea, Carolyn! And it’s a delight to see that you work the same way I do — trial-and-never-really-any-errors (because you always find a way to make things work, no matter what!)

  • Mary C. Nasser July 23, 2016, 9:21 am

    You are a creative genius, Carolyn!
    So delighted you joined this blog hop!
    You and your artwork are such joyful inspirations!!

  • Lisa Dobry July 23, 2016, 9:51 am

    What a cool idea!! I have a bunch of glass ornaments in my art studio right now!

  • Carol Watson July 23, 2016, 10:16 am

    These are lovely and the video very helpful, thanks.

  • Kathy Adams July 23, 2016, 10:47 am

    Great project and such great instruction! Must try this!

  • ,Mary Holshouser July 23, 2016, 12:25 pm

    Ornaments that have been decorated by someone
    are so much more meaningful than those bought at the
    store. they make great gifts and are a good way
    to express your creativity. thanks for the video.
    It was a big help. I’ll be trying this idea soon.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Mary L Hockett Thoma July 23, 2016, 1:37 pm

    WhoooHOOO what fun, great idea, I see a StencilGirl Stencil Tree in my Christmas future. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com

  • Mary L Hockett Thoma July 23, 2016, 1:46 pm

    WoooHOOO what fun, great idea, I see a StencilGirl Stencil Tree in my Christmas future. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com

  • Lisa Oden July 23, 2016, 2:00 pm

    What fun! Love this idea!

  • Betsy Megna July 23, 2016, 3:32 pm

    Fabulous technique! Loved it.

  • Gilda (McStamper) July 23, 2016, 3:39 pm

    Thanks for your fantastic idea. Love the ornaments.

  • Jade Adams July 23, 2016, 4:21 pm

    Wow, im totally trying these!! 🙂

  • Carol Baxter July 23, 2016, 5:49 pm

    Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cheryl July 23, 2016, 6:10 pm

    You never cease to amaze! What a great idea. Very cool.

  • Katy July 23, 2016, 8:07 pm

    Super cool idea Carolyn! Thanks so much!

  • Denise Bryant July 23, 2016, 8:25 pm

    These ornaments look awesome! They look like a lot of fun to make also, and they would be a great gift!

  • Marilyn Hughes July 23, 2016, 8:28 pm


  • Karen July 23, 2016, 11:20 pm

    Thanks for the video.

  • Denise Spillane July 24, 2016, 12:39 am

    What a great idea. Love your videos. Wonderful.

  • Anne Marie Fowler July 24, 2016, 1:22 am

    Such genius!

  • Annie July 24, 2016, 3:47 am

    How creative! What a wonderful idea!

  • Corrine July 24, 2016, 7:46 pm

    Very cool my friend. Great idea as always. You rock it. xox

  • Linda N July 24, 2016, 8:19 pm

    This has to be one of my favorites. This is a definite “have to try” – beautiful!

  • Jean Marmo July 24, 2016, 11:17 pm

    How delightful! I love your precision!! These would make wonderful gifts!!

  • Sharon Field July 24, 2016, 11:17 pm

    Your creativity never ends……..these are so pretty! How do you think of these things???????

  • Anne (Squiddy55) July 25, 2016, 1:54 am

    So simple, so effective!

  • Ginny July 25, 2016, 9:04 am

    Always inspired by your fun work.

  • stephanie July 25, 2016, 5:16 pm

    what a fab idea!

  • Marna McLendon July 25, 2016, 5:44 pm

    Now I can use all those ornaments I have stock-piled! How create – and gets me using those lovely stencils – excellent project! THANKS!

  • Bridget Haig July 25, 2016, 6:50 pm

    Wow I just loved your video of the Ornaments, now I’ll have to try that, maybe I can run that plastic through the copier to see if I can print a child’s face. cool Christmas gift for parents.

  • Mans de Fada July 26, 2016, 3:52 pm

    So original project…beautiful..Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  • D.Ann C July 26, 2016, 8:19 pm

    Genius! Who’d’ve thunk?!! What a great idea!!

  • K Bain July 27, 2016, 10:20 pm

    IS irRESISTIble the only paint you can use and is Durlar Wet Media the only thing you can use to put in the ornament

    • Carolyn Dube July 28, 2016, 8:26 am

      These are not the only things you can use- experiment, play around and see what makes you happiest!

  • Diana Caho July 29, 2016, 12:53 am

    Wow, that is an awesome idea. LOVE IT. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Janis in ID July 29, 2016, 8:53 pm

    Carolyn, you never disappoint with your immensely creative ideas. Wow…..these are just totally gorgeous. What beautiful ornaments you’ve made with this wonderful technique. TFS!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Amy Davis King July 30, 2016, 1:03 am

    What a great technique!! Thank you!!

  • Marian wieling November 28, 2019, 6:49 pm

    I used your video for how to put stencils inside ornament I need 120 ornaments I use some stencils some sponge painting and some stamps and they turned out really cute I don’t know how to send you the pictures though

    • Marian wieling November 28, 2019, 6:51 pm

      I made them I don’t need them. Fat fingers again

    • Carolyn Dube November 30, 2019, 3:51 pm

      That’s a lot of ornaments to make Marian! So glad it was helpful- would love to see your pictures!