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DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in my house. With all the tubs of Christmas decor down from the attic, the tree waiting to be adorned with beautiful ornaments, and the children begging to help, the Christmas spirit is beginning to fill my house.

With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to share a fun, easy craft you can do with your children. The DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament can be personalized with the colors of your choosing; for this one we used red and white.

With just a couple bottles of nail polish, you can create this adorable DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament. Perfect for gift giving and decorating.DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament

Supplies Needed:

  • At least two colors of Nail Polish
  • Room Temperature Water
  • Toothpick
  • Glass Ornament


  • In a large bowl with room temperature water, place a drop of nail polish into the water. Then add a drop of another nail polish color on top of it. The nail polish should dissipate into the water. If the nail polish you are using does not spread, I would recommend that you try a different nail polish.
  • Keep adding drops of nail polish, alternating colors.
  • Once you have the desired amount of rings, using the toothpick, pull the nail polish into desired design.
  • Once you have a design, submerge your ornament into the water, while the ornament is submerged, use the toothpick to remove any remaining nail polish in the water BEFORE you remove the ornament.
  • Once the excess nail polish has been removed, remove the ornament and set aside to dry.

If your nail polish does not spread like the picture below, try a different brand.

With just a couple bottles of nail polish, you can create this adorable DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament. Perfect for gift giving and decorating.These can be used to decorate your own tree, as teacher gifts, grandparents gifts, etc. The possibilities are pretty much endless. You can also used an oil-based sharpie paint marker to write the year it was made.

With just a couple bottles of nail polish, you can create this adorable DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament. Perfect for gift giving and decorating.This DIY Swirl Christmas Ornament is a fun and easy Christmas craft you can do with your whole family. Get creative and see what type of designs you can make with the nail polish. I think you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be!

What fun crafts are you doing this holiday season?

Need more Christmas inspiration? Here are some more great ideas for Christmas:

easy Christmas desserts peppermint bark pretzel rods white chocolate peppermint cookie balls peppermint bark pretzels

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    How cool! I would never have thought to use nail polish.

  2. 2

    That is really neat! I made a mason jar with chewing gum glued to it to look like a snowflake. It turned out a lot better than I had expected!

  3. 3

    This is really neat. I’m going to see if my daughter wants to do this! How cool!

  4. 4

    WOW that is SO cool!!! I would have never thought to do this, thanks!! I saw Walmart had some really cheap clear ornaments, might have to get some and do this!

  5. 5

    This is so cool. I can’t wait to try it!

  6. 6

    This is so cute! I used to do this with my nails. LOL!

  7. 7

    Adorable! My girls would go nuts over this ornament craft since it involves nail polish.

  8. 8

    How cute. I want to make some DYI ornaments this year and this is a great idea.

  9. 9

    What a very cute idea! I might have to make some of these with my kiddos!

  10. 10

    That is so pretty and such a unique easy to make ornament idea.

  11. 11

    Wow, how beautiful and neat is that?!

  12. 12

    This is so cool and pretty!

  13. 13

    So pretty! I’ve seen nails done like this, but nothing else. Very cool!

  14. 14

    I just got a new Silhouette machine, so I’m going to be working on tons of crafts for Christmas.

  15. 15

    That’s super cute, and I love that you included gifting ideas!

  16. 16

    Those are very pretty! I won’t get my stuff down till next weekend…

  17. 17

    This is so pretty! It would make a great teacher gift and I could make it with my kids.

  18. 18

    I know this craft is not for me, but it looks pretty! I tried a similar technique on my nails and made a huge mess!

  19. 19

    I used leftover wall paint from my living room in clear ornaments a couple of years ago so I would have bulbs on my tree that exactly matched the room. They turned out perfect!

  20. 20

    Wow so pretty and inexpensive to make 🙂 I don’t do too many crafts but this one would be easy for me 🙂

  21. 21

    That’s such a pretty and fun Holiday craft. Thanks so much for sharing. I know I will love making my own.

  22. 22

    That looks quite pretty & I love that it can be coordinated to the tree’s theme.

  23. 23

    This looks really simple and I love the colors, very pretty!

  24. 24

    I make ornaments something like this. So pretty!

  25. 25

    Hi there… I am looking to make homemade Christmas ornaments this year for my family members. I think this Swirl ornament is so cute. I do have a couple of questions on how to make it. (I have read your instructions)… but I was wondering when you put the glass ornament into the water…(looking at the picture that you posted)…do you put it right down the middle through the white nail polish…or off to the side where there is no polish? Also, water must go into the glass ornament…what do you do with that? do you drain it out? Thank you so much for your help and time~!!!


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