How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

I loved creating this beautiful Christmas tree. Today I am sharing with you how to style a rose gold Christmas tree. 

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I spent a lot of time trying to decide what the theme of my tree would be for this blog post. I considered green and white. Then I thought about red and white. I also considered all white. I finally decided on my favorite color of 2020 … rose gold and I created a rose gold Christmas tree!

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

Of course, there was one catch. Where would I find rose gold ornaments? That answer was easy. 

I made rose gold mercury glass ornaments for my rose gold Christmas tree!

I love them. The complete DIY is listed below.

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

Here is my rose gold Christmas tree. I am so in love with it!

The tree is from Balsam Hill. I added eucalyptus and lambs ear to the tree, then added the ribbon and all of my mercury glass ornaments. 

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The ribbon wreath is a DIY I made last week. You can find the complete step by step process on my blog post here.

Here is another view of my rose gold ornaments.

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I also spray painted my metal tree collar. I used Krylon Metallic Rose Gold spray paint and gave it one solid coat. 

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Doesn’t the tree collar look great?

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

How to Make Mercury Glass Ornaments

What You Need to Make Mercury Glass Ornaments

Clear Glass ornaments (don’t get plastic)

Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint

Rose Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint

Black and gray acrylic paint

Tools You Will Need

A hairdryer

Small cups to hold the ornaments while they dry

A brown paper bag

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

Before I get started, I wanted to mention that I believe this only works with Krylon Looking Glass Spray. Don’t buy anything else. 

Spray the inside of the ornament with a small amount of the Looking Glass paint. Swirl it around. If it hardly covers the inside, spray a little bit more. Rest the ornament on the paper cups so you can turn the ornaments as it dries. 

Dry the inside with a hairdryer for about ten seconds. Spray a few medium-sized droplets of water inside the ornament with the spray bottle. Swirl again. Dry the inside of the ornament completely with the hairdryer.

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

Next, add a few droplets of the Rose Gold metallic paint into the ornament. Swirl around. If the paint is too thick, add a squirt of water with the squirt bottle. You can see how the rose gold paint fills in the area not covered by the Looking glass paint.

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

The inside of the ornament takes a long time to dry. Dry as much as you can with the hairdryer. place on a small dixie cup and rotate it every half of an hour. If you don’t do this, the paint on the top of the ornament will thin and pool at the bottom of the ornament.

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

This is what the ornaments can look like when you are done.

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

II didn’t like the metal hangers that come with the glass ornaments because they are too shiny. So I put a small amount of gray and black paint in a paper bag, added the metal tops, and shook the bag for about thirty seconds. Lay the tops out to dry. You can see the before and after in the photo below.

Can you believe the difference?

How to Style a Rose Gold Christmas Tree

I can’t believe how great these turned out! The ornaments were so inexpensive and fun to make. They did take a long time to make due to the drying time. But it’s so worth it.

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Here is another glimpse of my ornaments on my Rose Gold Christmas tree. I love the imperfections.

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Here is a peek at what our tree looks like at night.

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I am going to make a set of green mercury ornaments next. I cannot wait!

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Today I have joined some really talented bloggers who have each designed their own tree. 

Aren’t these incredible? Click on any of the links for more information.

Land of Sweets Christmas Tree // A Blue Nest

Red and White Christmas Tree // Happy Happy Nester

Candy Cane Themed Christmas Tree // Tatertots & Jello

Elegant White Christmas Tree // Jennifer Maune

Rose Gold Inspired Christmas Tree // My 100 Year Old Home

Christmas Trees Through the Years // Finding Lovely

White Flocked Christmas Tree With Neutral Wood Accents // The Happy Housie

Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Tree // Modern Glam

How to Decorate a Sparse Christmas Tree // The Ginger Home

Mixed Metals Inspired Christmas Tree // Sanctuary Home Decor

Simple Nordic Christmas Tree // Twelve On Main

Snowy Golden Christmas Tree // Craftberry Bush

DIY Boho Modern Ornament Tree // Jennifer Rizzo

Winter Theme Flocked Christmas Tree // Lolly Jane

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  1. Wow. Those ornaments are simply lovely. I will have to try making them also.
    Thank you for all the beautiful inspirations in your blogs. They are the highlights of my day.

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous tree, Leslie! Are the eucalyptus and lamb’s ear sprigs real or artificial? I love how they look on the tree.

  3. Just when i think there are no more great ideas, you think, “rose gold mercury”!!! Lovely idea and such a pretty shade.

  4. Leslie, the ornaments are gorgeous, as is your tree! I am going to try this. I hope you will share your green ones with us as well. I love how you aged the hangers. You never disappoint. Thank you.

  5. Thanks for that great tutorial Leslie, I can definitely see doing this next year. Your tree is gorgeous!

  6. You ornaments are FABULOUS! Thank you so much for your detailed instructions. Can’t wait to see the green ones you create.

  7. I am in love with it all!! Rose Gold is my color for 2020 as well!!! Your instructions are wonderful and very easy to follow!! I can’t find the finished tree base that you spray painted. I will continue to look for it in upcoming posts!

  8. Is the rose gold paint also a spray paint (maybe the one used on the tree collar as well?) or did you use a tube?

  9. When I make painted ornaments, after putting paint inside and turning the ornament so the paint flows in various directions, I just turn the ornaments upside down over small paper cups and allow the paint to flow out. After the first paint dries I repeat with a different color. Would this work with your project? These are gorgeous, by the way.

    1. Be sure and dry the Looking glass paint with the hairdryer. I think it is ok to do it the way you did. Just make sure the paint isn’t too thin. Let me know how it works.

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