Create Christmas 2018 is here, and today I’m sharing some very pretty DIY Christmas Baubles. They’re a great way to use up leftover craft scraps like ribbon, sequins, gems etc., as well as a way to spruce up older baubles/ornaments (I’m sure we all have those in our Christmas decoration boxes!) and give them new life!
This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!
DIY Christmas Baubles
Whether you choose just green and red, or a mixture of colours, the way you decorate the family Christmas tree is a great way to show your personality.
How do you decorate your tree?
We put up four Christmas trees each year – crazy I know, but hear me out!
Our main tree is the Disney tree, covered in all of my precious Disney ornament collection. Then we have an evergreen tree that sits in our porch – I tend to decorate this with more natural ornaments.
And the final two trees are manzanita twig trees that sit on the bay window ledge. These two get decorated all year round for other holidays, as well as Christmas! It’s on these trees that I will put sentimental ornaments – homemade ones, or ones that I love but don’t fit the theme of my main trees.
I’m far from bonkers, my friends puts up more trees than me – full size ones too!
Anyway, back to these DIY Christmas baubles! Dremel, the global craft brand, sent me over this handy step-by-step guide which demonstrates how easy it is to customise your very own set of baubles.
Add a splash of creativity and personalisation to this festive time of year. You could even make individual baubles for each family member.
What you’ll need:
- Dremel Glue Gun 930 (RRP £19.99)
- Dremel 7 mm Colour Sticks (GG05)
- plain baubles
- a selection of ribbons and braids, sequins and small glittery gems
Before you go out and buy craft items and baubles – check your existing stash. I know I’ve got a set or two of retired baubles that are up in the loft somewhere; and I am pretty sure if I dig through my craft drawers I’m going to find plenty to use for decoration!
Cut a length of ribbon long enough to fit around the bauble, adding a little extra to overlap the ends. Then, glue the ribbon around the bauble. Next, cut two lengths of braid and glue them along both edges of the ribbon on the bauble.
Work in small sections at a time so that the glue does not dry before the ribbon has been pressed onto it. Alternatively, glue one strip of braid along the middle of the ribbon.
Apply dots of glue along the ribbon to decorate it, adding sequins and gems for extra embellishment. Then, make small dots of glue above and below the ribbon decoration for a more glittery bauble.
Admire the finished product and enjoy hanging your customised bauble proudly on your Christmas tree!
The Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays! You can check out Create the Holidays from 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 and 2012 for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!