Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments

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!

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These Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments are 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!

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!

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Our Disney Christmas Tree

Decoration our Dwarf Spruce Tree with Handmade Decorations
Decorating our Dwarf Spruce Tree with Handmade Decorations

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.

If you’re looking for more inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, then visit Dremel’s webpage full of projects or follow it on Facebook for regular hints, tips and competitions.

Dremel Glue Gun

What you’ll need:

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!

Ribbon and Sequins

Step 1:

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.

These Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments are 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!

Step 2:

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.

These Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments are 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!

Step 3:

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.

These Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments are 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!

Step 4:

Admire the finished product and enjoy hanging your customised bauble proudly on your Christmas tree!

These Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments are 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!


Have you seen my cute Christmas Colouring Book in The Shop. It’s a 15 page booklet that you can print at home as many times as you like!

The cost is just £2.50 (available worldwide, PayPal will convert your local currency) and will keep the kids busy while they wait for Santa!


There are tons more ideas on my Christmas Crafts Board on Pinterest!

My Christmas Crafts Board on Pinterest
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These Homemade DIY Christmas Baubles/Ornaments are 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! #DIYChristmasBaubles #ChristmasOrnaments #DIYChristmas #ChristmasDecorations #ChristmasCrafts #HandmadeChristmas


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