HAPPY BLOGMAS DAY 5!
Something I’ve never done on my blog before, is anything to do with DIY. Not because I don’t want too, but I’ve never really known how to go about writing a DIY post without it becoming one massive ramble (mind you, most my blogs are just me rattling on!).
Yet, when thinking of ideas for Blogmas this year, I found myself wanting to do my first ever DIY post. As I can almost guarantee that whilst your reading today’s post, you’ll want to get crafting also .
What am I DIY’ing you ask, well I thought what better to make during the Christmas period than bauble baubles? I came across this idea, whilst on weekly visit to Hobbie Craft. In their Christmas section, they’ve got a whole isle dedicated to making your own bauble baubles – they’ve got the cutest little figures, prettily shaped empty glass baubles baubles & anything inbetween so you can make the perfect one without any stress. DIY’ing / crafting is something I’ve always loved to do, ever since I could hold a pen in my hand. So, as you can imagine when I walked into Hobbie Craft to see this in front of me, my inner child came bursting out – it was then I knew this would make a perfect Blogmas addition.
So, if you’d like to know how to make a festive DIY bauble bauble, then let’s get cracking;
You Will Need:
- Large Glass Bauble 12cm, £3.00 X2
- Oval Fillable Glass Bauble 7cm x 10cm
- Resin Sausage Dog Bauble Filler, £1.00
- Resin Berry Cluster Bauble Filler, £1.00
- Mini Red Bows 15 Packs, £2.00
- Christmas Postbox Cake Topper & Motto 2 Piece, £3.50
- Christmas Elf Cake Topper & Motto 2 Piece, £3.50
- Red And Green Glitter Snow 3 Pack, £1.00 X3
How I Made The Christmas Bauble Baubles:
- I started off by squeezing a small amount of superglue onto the base of the glass bauble, and with a brush spreading the superglue out into a thin layer.
- Once your superglue is spread, I used the snow from the ‘red and green glitter snow’ to sprinkle across the base of the bauble to give a snow-like effect.
- I repeated this on all three baubles.
- Next, I chose what mini bauble figure I wanted to go into each bauble. Then, I put a small amount of superglue onto the bottom of the mini figure and stuck it to to the base of the bauble (ontop of the snow).
- I also added the ‘resin berry cluster’ into the bauble with the letterbox to give it more of an outdoors effect.
- Finally, once the glue has dried and everything’s firmly stuck down, I added one of the mini ribbons from the 15 pack onto the bauble. I did this by pulling the ribbon through the same hole the string goes through (to hold the bauble onto the tree) and tying it tightly round the back.
How simple are these to make? Yet they’re still incredibly festive and pretty.
This would be the perfect DIY’ing to do with your family whilst having a cosy day/night in. Anyone of any age can take part in doing this, as it’s unbelievably easy and the results come out looking amazing. It could possibly even become a tradition?
Let me know in the comments below if your thinking of making your own bauble baubles OR if you’ve already made some. DIY’ing is actually far more therapeutic than you’d think so I’d defiantly give it a go – if you do, send me the photos of yours on any of my social media platforms as I’d love to see what you’ve created!
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,