If you love getting crafty and making personalised items then this is the post for you. Creating these baubles has been on my to-do list for a few Christmases now – last year I made my friend’s little ones, some similar baubles, which I think make such a lovely gift for someone. Plus this is the easiest and cheapest DIY I think I’ve ever done, so even if you want to make them for yourself, it’s a great way to personalise your home for the festive season.
What you will need…
- Clear Bauble(s)
- Permanent Markers
- Feathers or other items to fill your bauble
- Calligraphy font template
Now I’ve cheated a bit with this DIY as I managed to pick up these baubles from Wilko which were already ribboned up and were filled with these gorgeous feathers (can you believe they were only 75p each?). Last time I did this DIY I bought clear baubles with no filling and with no ribbon to hang them with, so I simply filled them with gold and blue star confetti and bought some thick royal blue ribbon to sew through the top, which was super easy and a perfect gift for my friend’s little boys!
As my baubles were practically ready to go, all I needed to do was research a few calligraphy writing styles and choose what font I wanted to write our names in. I did this by typing calligraphy into Google and browsing through the different types of fonts until I found something I liked. I then practiced a few times on scrap paper, just to avoid making a mistake with the permanent marker, on the bauble itself…. and then I went for it!
I wrote both mine and James’ names on the front in gold writing and it was as simple as that! They now take pride of place in our living room, to give our tiny flat some Christmassy vibes, as unfortunately it is too small for a Christmas tree! I can’t believe that this cost me under £1… and it is something which can be re-used year on year. If you want to you can choose different bauble ‘fillings’ to suit yours or your loved ones personality and taste – why not try some holly & berries, or perhaps some fake snow? Whatever you decide to fill them with, I think they just make such a thoughtful present which costs next to nothing – what’s not to like!
Please let me know if any of you try to re-create these DIY Christmas baubles, I would love to hear how you got on. Don’t for get to follow me on Bloglovin to make sure you never miss a post.