Christmas is one of the most celebrated times of the year in my country, and to be honest, my family get a little carried away with the excitement. Some of us have small children who like to wear Santa hats and other such accoutrements, but it’s usually the adults who really go overboard when it comes to Christmas home decorations. My husband keeps an eye on us all year round on how much we spend, and over the past few years, we have really upped our home decoration spending considerably. Our latest addition to our Christmas decorations is the 12-cm clear fillable baubles.
These baubles are available in a wide range of styles, shapes and colours. I’ve seen them at Christmas time gates, at park lights and in local stores. The good thing about them is that you can easily make your own if you are creative and have a bit of spare time. In fact, you don’t even need to be a very artistic person to make them because the basic principle is quite simple. If you hold the rod in your hand, then you have a bauble.
Now, if you use a stick or some other container to hang the baubles on, then they will look just like little sprigs of holly, poinsettias or berries. You can also get very fancy when it comes to the berries and holly – look for some nice clear plastic baubles that will replicate the feel and appearance of holly. Once you’ve made your own clear fillable baubles, you will need to take a very basic step and clean off any residue from the waxing or gluing that you may have used.
Then it’s time to decorate them. Some people like to paint them – this is certainly the best way to get a unique design on each bauble. Alternatively, you could even use glitter or stickers – again, it all depends on your preferences. To make the most of your baubles, you’ll also need to add some finishing touches such as some embellishments and some fabric ribbon – again, it really depends on your taste.
You can decorate your baubles using pretty glass beads or seed beads – any strong yet smooth looking beads will do. You could also use costume jewelry or bits of lace or ribbon – the possibilities are endless. Always remember to make them look pretty so that you get compliments all the time. Another great idea is to add glitter to the ends so that your baubles stand out from other bridal sets.
As mentioned earlier, the great thing about 12cm clear fillable baubles is that you can make them as unique as you like. Just use your imagination and you’ll end up with a beautiful collection. If you’d like to give them away as gifts, just make sure to place them in an attractive box or basket with some pretty tissue paper and a few pretty bows. Just make sure that you include a tag with your name, address and a brief message as well. This will surely make your recipient happy, and it’s a perfect way to show your appreciation.
Now that you know how easy it is to make your own fabulous 12cm clear fillable baubles, you may want to think about giving them away as gifts. If you have a party to attend, you can bring these lovely baubles in a gift bag along with some other party favors. Or if you’re going to a baby shower or a birthday party, you can bring some of these adorable baubles home as souvenirs for friends and family. Who knows – you may even make a full-time career out of this!
Remember, these 12cm baubles are easy to make, fun to decorate with and super affordable. So the next time you find yourself wondering how to decorate with a beautiful piece of art, consider filling one up and giving it away as a gift. You’ll not only delight your recipient with their delight at receiving such a great gift, but you’ll probably make a few new friends as well!