I remember now that they were 10p in the January sales and I planned to jazz them up somehow this Christmas. So here they are, my nail varnish 'dipped' baubles.
I don't have an infinite number of pretty paint pots to turn to, but what I do have a lot of is nail varnish. There are so many benefits - it dries incredible fast, only needs 2 or 3 coats and its even, not streaky and it has it's own - no need to clean - brush, which can make detailed or bold patterns. Perfect. The smell disappears fast enough too, but that is the only downside. I am very late with the dipped paint effect, but as my love of pastel pink and gold [especially gold glitter] continues, it was inevitable:
..any design or colour you like - all easily created with one simple item you probably already have: