Thursday, December 10, 2015

DIY Christmas Paper Baubles

Like I'd mentioned earlier, I'd DIY-ed *all* ornaments on our new christmas tree this year. While I had some luck with salt dough, paper baubles were a lot more trickier. I realised I need a lotta "fine motor practice" (...yes like little 2 year olds!) Cuz those tiny strips and wires ran wild in my clumsy hands. Well. I made a few, that did manage to make it to the tree, but that's about it. I mean, who needs too many baubles on the tree anyways...ha?

The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles



The first one: 

This one was easier , but somehow it disappeared in the background once hung on the tree. 

(1) Cut many circles, (I traced circles with my pepper shaker). Some were from plain red construction paper (that I later decorated with my metallic marker cuz it looked, umm, plain) and some wrapping paper. 


(2) Fold them into halves and start sticking them to each other. For one bauble you can use as little are  6 or as many as 12 circles!

(3) Just before the last circle, insert a wire, to enable hanging the ornament.

The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles

The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles

The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles

The second one: 

This was as *muy dificil* but looked gorgeous on the tree!!

(1) Cut many strips of paper, depending on how large an ornament you want. The strip should be three times longer than the size of the ornament.

(2) Punch three holes on each. Two near the ends and one in the middle. I used a punch, since I used construction paper (& so had to throw out many strips as the hole would *not* be made in the centre... dammit!) 

(3) Start threading all strips on a wire through the middle hole. Then join all the fag ends together to make the upper part of the bauble. This. was . tricky. The strips came coming off before I could finish (dammit!) 

Anyways, the metallic dots I made looked pretty when hung on the tree !



The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles

The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles

The Practical Mom: DIY Christmas Paper Baubles



Until later! Stay in touch!


18 comments:

  1. These look great for the little ones to be able to handle easily

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  2. Love This, These are super cute. We will have to try this. Linking for What Joy is Mine!

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    1. I have been looking at your site and love it. I would love for you to share posts with us at Sitting Among Friends. It opens every Wednesday morning. Here is a link to this weeks Link-Up http://youresewtrendy.blogspot.com/2015/12/Peace-and-SAF-blog-party-2.html

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  3. I love you paper baubles! They turned out very cute. I pinned it, so hopefully I can try to make some for next year.

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  4. How pretty! I'd love to try this with old book pages, too! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

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  5. I love these. So simple and beautiful!

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  6. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  7. These are so creative and fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Thank you for sharing this craft over st Bloggers Spotlight Link Party! Hope to see you again this week, pinned too!

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  9. Thank you all for your kind comments! Always look forward to them :)

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  10. This takes me back! I loved making things like this when I was younger, I hope my girls enjoy it too!

    #MarvMondays

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  11. Reminds me of being little when trees were covered in paper decorations - old christmas cards stapled into cubes with crocodile teeth edges! remember those? #MarvMondays

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  12. How fab do these look??? Love it, I need to try this with my two xx #MarvMondays

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  13. How pretty! You are so creative! I'd love to give these a go with my little one. Such a great idea. They turned out so well too :-) Love these, thanks for sharing them on #MarvMondays. Emily

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