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7 Festive Baubles to Create This Christmas

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the most special activities of the festive season. Re-discovering treasured ornaments each year brings back so many happy memories, and filling the tree with sentimental decorations really emphasises the true meaning of Christmas. If you’re looking to grow your collection of festive baubles, handcrafting them yourself is the perfect way to add an even more meaningful touch.

Festive Baubles to Create This Christmas

1. Glittering gold baubles

A subtle glittery shimmer is the perfect luxury addition to your decoration stash this year. These baubles take just minutes to create, but the impact they have on your tree will last all season long! Check out the full tutorial to get your Christmas tree sparkling – try mixing it up by using multiple colours of glitter inside each bauble.

2. Reindeer mobile

Scandi style is having a huge impact across home furnishings right now, and it hasn’t failed to influence Christmas décor, too! Rustic wood tones and simple motifs are a great way to add understated festive cheer to your tree this season. To make this pretty hanging decoration, check out our simple step-by-step tutorial.

3. Snow-effect baubles

We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas this year, but if you’d like to introduce some frosty tones into your scheme without feeling the cold, why not try these lovely snow-effect baubles? Choose gem-shaped glass baubles for an edgy geometric effect, or keep it cute with a pretty scalloped design.

4. Papercrafted decorations

A clever woven technique can result in some impressive papercrafted decorations that are so quick and easy to create – you can even get the kids involved. This great tutorial suggests some lovely Vivi Gade design paper, but you could try using scraps of leftover wrapping paper for a more eco-friendly alternative!

5. Pom-pom bauble

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Christmas doesn’t have to be all about red, gold and green! A rainbow scheme is a great idea for a twist on the classic tree. These fun baubles are so simple to make – just use a glue gun to adhere small, brightly coloured pom-poms, such as our Assorted Coloured Pom Poms 720pcs, all over a polystyrene ball, then attach some candy-cane twine and a ribbon bow to decorate.

6. Poured paint bauble

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Paint pouring is a technique that produces gorgeous results, with a unique pattern emerging every time. To create these lovely marbled baubles, pour layers of different coloured paint into a cup, without mixing the colours. Then, pour the paint over a polystyrene sphere, turning it as you pour. If there are some bare areas, use a skewer to spread the paint in a swirling motion.

7. Upcycled toys

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Christmas is a time for giving, so it’s not a surprise that your little ones will be inundated with toys every year. If there are a few little figures that have been forgotten in favour of new toys, why not try giving them a new lease of life as tree decorations? Give the small figures a coat of metallic spray paint, such as the Montana Spray Paint - 400ml, then attach a tiny eyelet screw into the top, and your toys are ready to be hung!