Pearlcore Christmas Ornament Ideas To DIY

They’re all the rage and so easy to make yourself. You’re going to love these pearlcore Christmas ornament ideas.

What’s Pearlcore?

Pearlcore decorations are often made with glass beads that have been coated in a mother-of-pearl finish. Some ornaments are made to created with an iridescent sheen while others have a more solid pearl finish. You can also find ornaments made with faux pearls, beading, or pearl embellishments. This gives them a lustrous appearance, that is sure to catch the eye.

Pearlcore has become a popular choice for Christmas decorations because of its unique and opulent appearance. The iridescent sheen of pearlcore beads is sure to add some extra holiday sparkle to your Christmas tree. These beautiful decorations can be used on their own or added to other Christmas decorations for an extra touch of elegance.

Why You Should Be Embracing Pearlcore This Christmas

When it comes to Christmas decorations, there are endless possibilities. You can go traditional with red and green, or get creative with unique colour schemes. You can keep it simple with a few key pieces, or go all out with an over-the-top display.

Or you can go full pearlcore. This look is all the rage in home decor this year so why not bring it to your Christmas tree? Pearl decorations are a beautiful way to add some holiday sparkle to your Christmas decor. And their frosty, white appearance fits in perfectly with the holidays.

DIY Your Way To Elegance

Ok, so you’re convinced. You love the look of pearlcore ornaments but you don’t want to spend a fortune on them. Or maybe you’re just crafty and enjoy making your own decorations. Whatever the reason, making your own pearlcore decorations can be a fun and rewarding experience.

One of the great things about making your own pearlcore Christmas decorations is that you can customize them to fit your own personal style. Another advantage of making your own pearlcore decorations is that you can control the quality of the materials. You’ll be able to dictate the type of finish and sheen you’re going for. You’re also able to customize them to your liking by choosing the size and shape of the beads and the size and shape of the ornaments.

Tips For Making The Perfect Pearlcore Decorations

If you’re looking for tips on how to make your own pearlcore Christmas decorations, here are a few tips to get you started:

If you are using clear ornaments and paint to coat the inside and create a pearlcore look then make sure that you go with a nice thick paint. If the paint is too thin then it won’t coat evenly and the number of reapplications you will have to do will try your patience.

Pearlcore beads come in a variety of colors, so you can get creative with your designs. Try using different color combinations to create unique effects. Don’t be afraid to get a bit creative.

Change up the style and shape of the ornaments that you are creating. This will add variety which in turn adds interest. Mix together oversized ornaments with smaller ones. Use ornaments that come in different shapes or thrifted ones like these pearlcore tea cup ornaments.

The great thing about making your own pearlcore Christmas decorations is that you can let your creativity shine. So think outside the box. Search for unexpected materials. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with it!

How To Make Faux Pearlcore Christmas Ornaments

Making your own pearlcore Christmas decorations can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little creativity, you can easily create beautiful pearlcore decorations that will add some extra holiday elegance to your home.

Pearlcore Baubles

This DIY ornament is by far the easiest of the 3 but the final look is truly stunning. It’s like winter wonderland meets Breakfast At Tiffany’s… in a bauble. What’s not to love!?

Supplies You Will Need

  • Dollar Tree clear round ornaments
  • Epson Salt
  • Loose faux pearls
  • Funnel
  • Optional: red spray paint

How to Make the 1st of the Pearlcore Christmas Ornament Ideas

  • Using a funnel, poor a generous amount of Epson salt into each of the clear baubles.
  • Next, pop some faux pearls into each.
  • Optional: spray paint the cheap ornament caps so that they match your decor. This year I decided to go pearlcore meets Santa suit red. So, the caps all are spray painted red.
  • Hot glue the caps to the ornament with a small squirt of glue around each rim.

TIP: These beauties, especially the larger ones, can get a bit heavy. So, make sure that you hot glue the caps on really well and don’t put in too much Epson salt. Just saying.

NOTE: The Epson salt will harden and the pearls will just sit on top but if you need to you can always give them a shake and the pearls will go to the top and the salt will settle.

That’s it. Too simple but so effective. I really like how these turned out and they are going to go perfectly with the Espon salt ornaments I made a couple of year’s ago.

Christmas Art Printable!

Inspired by Kirkland Christmas, this holiday wall art is the perfect addition to any Christmas decor. Hang on the wall or display on your fireplace mantle.

Simply download the free printable, print and frame.

Bedazzled Pearl Ornaments

Pearl costume jewellery is so cheap at the thrift store. So cheap. And once you remove their backing you have yourself one of a kind, intricate embellishments that look so high end.

Supplies You Will Need

  • Dollar Tree clear small round and flat ornaments
  • Chalk or acrylic paint in white and/or pearl
  • Thrifted pearl earrings
  • Loose faux pearls
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Optional: red spray paint

How to Make the 2nd of the Pearlcore Christmas Ornament Ideas

  • Grab that funnel again and use it to pour some paint into the inside of each of the clear plastic ornaments. Swirl the paint around, making sure that you coat the entire inside of the ornament. (I used both white paint and pearl coloured paint to coat each of the insides.)
  • Let dry upside down. (TIP: place these in a plastic cup to catch the extra paint when it dries upside down.)
  • Now it’s time to use the wire cutters to cut the backing off of each of the pearl earrings. This step is fun.
  • Next, using your hot glue gun, adhere the pearl earrings, pearls, and ribbon to the fronts of each of the ornaments.
  • Optional: spray paint the cheap ornament caps so that they match your decor. This year I decided to go with all red caps.
  • Hot glue the caps to the ornament with a small squirt of glue around each rim.

TIP: It may take several coats to fully cover the inside of the ornament. I found that thicker, higher quality chalk paint such as ArtMinds or FolkArt chalk paint worked best and usually only required one coat. I wouldn’t recommend the Rustoleum chalk paint for this project. It was much too thin and required several applications to fully coat.

And voila! You end up with these gorgeous, pearl ornaments that look like you bought them at a boutique. It’ll be our little secret.

Iced Pearlcore Baubles

I was surprised when I saw how much Wayfair wanted for pearl toned ornaments. I knew these could made for a whole lot less. So this is where you can get really creative with spray paint.

CONFESSION: Although I love how these turned out I have to admit they tried my patience. I am going to have to find a better way to spray paint ornaments. The thing that makes me feel better about the whole ordeal is that I found similar ornaments on Wayfair that cost $100 more than mine did. So let’s put it in the win pile!

Supplies You Will Need

  • Dollar Tree clear ornaments
  • Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Pearl Mist
  • Optional: red spray paint

How to Make the 3rd of the Pearlcore Christmas Ornament Ideas

  • Turn the ornaments upside down so that they stay upright.
  • Using the Pearl Rustoleum spray paint give the bottom and sides a light coat.
  • Keep adding the Pearl spray paint until you get the opaqueness you are going for.
    (I wanted these to looK like giant pearls so I went in pretty heavy handed.)
  • Optional: Spray paint the ornament caps with red spray paint.

TIP: Let each coat dry overnight. I was in a rush and I didn’t and the finger smudges had me instantly regretting it.

2nd TIP: Go in with a light hand when applying the Frosted Glass. It leans towards the runny side and if you get too much on it just runs. So light, short, even bursts.

When decorating a Christmas tree the right way you want to make sure that you are working with the whole tree. I like to stick the plainer bulbs inside the tree to show case that the tree is 3D. These are going to look fabulous nestled inside the branches.

Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On Pearlcore Christmas Ornament Ideas

Making your own pearlcore Christmas decorations is a great way to add some extra holiday cheer to your home. With a little patience and creativity, you can create beautiful pearlcore decorations that will impress your friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Before you go, I’m curious. If you could pick one gem stone, and price wasn’t an issue, to decorate your Christmas tree with what would you pick? Share in the comments below.

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