DIY My Favorite Ornament: Swirly Balls

As seen on GMA! We swirled. We chatted. We laughed. A morning of fun turned into happy memories! Do the same with your family. Five years from now Little Johnny will be saying, “Remember when we painted your balls at Christmas?” Good times. Hang them on the tree or stack them in a beautiful bowl and place it on the mantel. Find more awesome ornaments here: Challenging, Intermediate and Super Easy!

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You Will Need

  • clear glass ornaments
  • water-based glaze paint or decoupage medium
  • paints in your desired color palette
  • plastic cups


  • Remove the top of the ornament and add a small amount of glaze or decoupage medium, about the size of a nickel, to the bottom.
  • Add generous drops of colored paints to the glaze inside the ball. Add more paint or glaze if needed to achieve desire look.
  • Swirl the paints to cover the inside of the glass ball and create a pattern.
  • Turn the ball upside down and place in a plastic cup, allowing the excess paint to drain from the ornaments. Allow to dry overnight. If the design is not to your liking, wash out with soapy water and start over.
  • Replace the ornament’s top and display.
DIY My Favorite Ornament: Swirly Balls

Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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