DIY Bauble Mixes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Have you put your Christmas tree up?

I never know when the right time to do so. Tradition says one thing, and society says another. It's definitely getting earlier every year, but I do love seeing all the lights while driving by at night. That has always been my favourite thing since childhood, and I'd always expect the best lights from certain homes, I'd even pray we'd get stuck in traffic so I could make sure I saw every single house properly. My Christmas tree is finally going up this week, and as much as I'm excited because I've been dying to put it up since November, the perfectionist in me is dreading it. If you are anything like me, every single piece of decoration that goes on the tree needs to be put in the right place, so it looks beautiful from every angle. And what's the deal with decorations always being tangled? It's like they've had a party in the attic.

diy bauble mix

It's always nice to make your own decorations. It gives your home that extra personal touch, plus it's a lovely keepsake to reuse every year. Sometimes we can't find an excuse to make our own decorations because Christmas is always busy, plus buying decorations can seem like the cheaper option. If you aren't that creative, it can be seen more of a chore than something fun. Last week I shared tutorials for you to make a stockings garland, and felt gingerbread, but if you need something super easy, I have found the perfect way to create beautiful decorations that will literally take you less than 5 minutes.

And you don't need a creative bone in your body.

I promise.

diy bauble mix iridescent
diy bauble mix pastel pom poms

This is the quickest diy you'll ever see on my blog, well at least during Blogmas. First of all, you will need transparent baubles. You may already have some which you can just empty, or you can buy them from craft stores. If you're wanting to put something much larger inside, I'd recommend getting the ones that open from the middle. You can start off by adding a little colour to your baubles if you wish. Adding a little paint on the inside or outside, but not too much because we need to be able to see your beautiful mixes inside.

Learning how to make diy bauble mixes with @helloaycan

For my baubles, I went super simple. Something you don't usually have me saying, but I think that makes the most effective design this time around. The first bauble is filled with pastel coloured pom poms in a mix of sizes. I've decided to pack mine all in, but you can add enough to cover the bottom. My next bauble is filled with iridescent shreds, and stars. This one is my favourite because you can never have too many shiny things for Christmas. For my last bauble, I used mini Christmas lights, and wrapped a part around the top of the bauble hook, so it hangs down. I told you it was that simple. You don't even need to be committed, just play around until you find what you like.

diy bauble mix christmas lights

You can fill your baubles with absolutely anything. It's also a great way to also use any old decorations you might have that you have no personal attachment to. Head down to your nearest craft shop asap (I went to The Range for most of mine), and go live out your wildest craft dreams. You can also make your decoration for your mixes by using felt, paper or foam board, and cut up festive shapes or letters. If you need a little inspiration, here are some of my favourites:

  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Feathers
  • Pom poms
  • Buttons
  • Bells
  • Felt shapes
  • Tinsel
  • Twine
  • Bows
  • Tree fir
  • Letters

You can play around with different themes, textures or colours to complement your tree and other decorations or do something completely different. Like with many of my blogmas bakes and diys, these would look so lovely as a gift, or in a Christmas hamper. To finish off, you can paint a lovely message on the baubles, or place one inside. It's a gift that can be reused year after year.

diy bauble mix

I hope you're enjoying my creative Blogmas so far, we've still got over one more week of posts to go. Check out my advent calendar to see what's been posted so far, and what's to come. Let me know in the comments below if you use any homemade baubles, or if you'd make these bauble mixes. Make sure you send me any photographs, I'd love to see.