Christmas craft: Make your own baubles

Christmas craft: Make your own baubles

Are you looking to make your own stylish Christmas baubles this year? Maybe you want to create a special colour scheme, or need child-friendly decorations? Then take a look at this simple but effective way of making some stunning contemporary Christmas baubles from paper! A great craft project that you can work on by yourself, with friends, or with children. You can create beautiful looking baubles that won’t break if they accidentally get knocked by small hands or excited pets!

In association with Spotlight

What you'll need: 

  • Kaiser Mint Wishes paper range
  • Something circular to trace around like a mug or glass
  • Double-sided tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Twine/wire

Instructions

Step 1. Use your mug or glass and pencil to draw 12 circles onto your paper and cut them out. We have used 2 different types of paper and have cut 6 of each. Paper that has different colours on the back and front gives a nice effect.

Step 2. Fold all your circles in half and stack them on top of each other so they resemble a small round book. For a symmetrical look bauble, stack them in the order ABBAABBAABBA.

Step 3. Wrap a length of twine or wire all the way around the stack of circles, so that it runs along the fold. Tie or twist the ends together to secure. If using twine, leave enough excess to create the loop to hang the decoration.

Step 4. Cut a bunch of small pieces of double-sided tape and have them ready to stick. Stick the tape about 1/3 of the way from the bottom. Fold the facing flaps together and press to secure the bond.

Step 5. On the next circle along, stick another piece of tape, this time about 1/3 of the way from the top. Continue like this all the way around, alternating high and low.

Step 6. Once you’ve stuck all the adjacent flaps together, you can attach a pretty piece of ribbon and hang your bauble on your Christmas tree.

Variations

Now you know how simple it is to create a great looking Christmas tree bauble, you can let your imagination run wild and make stars, fans, lanterns and more. You can also make your baubles more complicated by using three different paper patterns (stack them stack them in the order ABBCCAABBCCA) or use a single double-sided paper alternating heads-up and tails-up. And if you put your baubles away safely after Christmas, they will even last you for many years to come. For more info, check out Spotlight Stores.

The information about this project sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Quantities and selections may vary at each store, or find all your project essentials at www.spotlightstores.com.

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