Wednesday, 25 November 2015

DIY christmas baubles

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like a tree decorated with handmade Christmas decorations.

Today I am going to show you how to decorate these plastic DIY baubles that you can purchase from a craft store. ( I went with the plastic one instead of glass because I have a kitty that may pull the Christmas tree over this year).

When you are selecting the filling required for your baubles, remember not to choose anything that is too heavy. You will also have to bear in mind that it has to fit through the hole in the top of the ornament.

What you will need for this project:

DIY plastic baubles. ( I bought mine in 2 sizes 60mm and 80mm)

Scissors and tweezers


fine cord or thread

Filling for your baubles
( I used cotton balls with glitter, pom pom's,  chopped up tinsel, fluffy yarn, fake snow, crinkle paper, chenille sticks, and  Christmas confetti)
Your possibilities are endless

Gently remove the cap at the top of the decoration. Use the tweezers or funnel to position your filling inside the bauble and replace the cap.

With your bakers twine of cord, cut a length of thread or cord to your desired length and attach to the cap to hang your bauble.

These look great hanging on your tree or if you are looking for something different cut your small and large bauble strings at different lengths and alternate the sizes hanging across a door way or on a curtain rod in your window.  I ended up using a stick from my back yard and put the baubles on and used some more bakers twine to make a hanging attachment .

Hope you have fun with this activity and I would love to see your creations and any other idea's for filling's that you choose. If you try these out and you are on instagram use the #vintagestringschristmas to tag me in them.