Ahhh! I’m so late posting my DIY Tutorial this week, but it’s for an awesome reason- I got a new job! Hooray! Maybe poor Cinderella here will be just as lucky and can leave her floor-scrubbing days behind her.
This is a relatively easy DIY, and you can knock out a ton of bubble ornaments at once. Here’s the greatest part though- if you do a Cinderella or So This Is Love themed Christmas tree this year and make all these bubble ornaments, you can reuse the same ornaments next year for a new craft. The tinted Modge Podge can be scrubbed out of the plastic ornaments, giving you a clean slate for the next craft!
Let’s get started on this Disney-inspired DIY!
Glossy Modge Podge
Neon Gel Food Coloring (You can use regular colors if you’d prefer, but I think the bright colors of the neon packet are closer to the colors of the bubbles in the movie.)
Copy paper and a printer
In a bowl, pour a 1/4 cup of Glossy Modge Podge and a nickel-sized amount of food coloring. You’ll want to do this for how ever many colors you’d like to have. I did four colors (one for each of the neon colors in the food dye pack), and this amount was enough for me to tint all of my ornaments.
Stir the Modge Podge and food dye together until it creates a uniform color, like you see in the picture above.
Paint the inside of the ornament halves with your tinted Modge Podge mixture. Try to distribute it as evenly as possible, but if you get a few paint brush streaks don’t worry. They’re not very noticeable once it dries. And it does dry clear! Don’t panic!
Print off an image of Cinderella scrubbing the floor to match the size of your ornament. I used this image here, copied it to a word doc, and then resized it to fit my needs. Once you’ve printed out little Cindie, you’ll want to cut out around her.
Once the Modge Podge mixture in your ornaments has dried, place one of your Cinderella images inside one half of the ornament. You’ll want to push the paper image in a little so that it’s curved to the shape of the ornament. This will help it stay in place. If you’d like some extra security though, you can add a small piece or two of Scotch tape to hold her in place. With the tint on the outside, you won’t be able to see it.
Once Cinderella is securely inside one half of the ornament, pop on the other half making sure to line up the top part that has the holes for the ornament hook. Then slide your hook through the holes, squeeze it to keep it secure, and you’re done!
With several Cinderella Bubble Ornaments together on the tree, you’ll have an instant reproduction of the scene where she sings, “So This Is Love.” You can see that themed Christmas tree here!0