Is it too early to do a Christmas-themed DIY? Oh well, Christmas is 6 weeks away, and better start now than be too late, right? Let’s bring the first sign of christmas into our homes with these DIY Christmas Baubles!
I purchased a pack of 5 Baubles in different sizes from my favourite packaging seller on ebay, Packitin. They came in 5 different sizes and are made of Acrylic. I decided to get creative using some paints this time. These baubles have such great quality, you can use them for many things, even as packaging for sweets or little toys. Click through for instructions…
Materials: Clear Acrylic Baubles in different sizes, White enamel paint, enamel paints in different colours (I bought some sample paint tubs from Bunnings), wires, paint brushes, something to hang your baubles on to dry (I used a file rack), ribbons.
Note: Make sure that the surface you’re doing this on is covered with newspapers or something because it’s gonna get messy!
Step 1: Tie wires on the baubles holes and create a hook at the end. These wires will help you when dipping the baubles into paints and hang them to dry.
Step 2: Slowly dip the bauble into the white paint. You may use brush, but the end product will have brush streaks.
Step 3: Hang ’em to dry. I used a file rack. I left them overnight because I started late in the afternoon.
Step 4: For the paint-dipped bauble, do as what you did when you were dipping them into white paint, but only on the bottom half using paint colour of your choice. For this step, I purchased a couple of colour sample tubs from Paint section in Bunnings. They came in small tubs and you can get any colour that you want!
Variation: The largest bauble couldn’t fit into the small paint tubs. I decided to get creative and did this easy winter cherry pattern using red and green acrylic paints. All that you need to do is use the back of a paint brush to create the red dots, and use a small brush to add the green leaf.
Step 5: Hang those baubles to dry on the file rack again.
Step 6: Tie them up with some ribbons and enjoy bringing the first sign of Christmas in the house!