Friday, 4 November 2016

Christmas Baubles!!

I thought I'd do a post!! Last week I had lots of Christmas baubles to decorate, which I really enjoyed!  It's lovely to do something different, and have a play.  I thought I'd share a few of the designs with you:

The first bauble (these are glass), was coated on the inside with Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels.  I did this by spraying Crafters Companion spray adhesive into the bauble.  This coats it enough in adhesive so when I put the Glitter Jewels in, and gave it a shake, it coated the entire bauble.  And looks really pretty.  
I then took some die cut snowflakes and popped them on my craft mat.  I coated these with clear drying glue.  This softens the card so it will easily wrap around the bauble.  I applied another coat over the top, to make sure it sticks properly to the bauble, and then leave it to dry.  Easy and perfect.

Next, I used one of the open baubles which are designed for you to either build inside the bauble, or pop a tea light in there for extra sparkle.  I mixed the acrylic lacquer with a tiny little pixie powder, and then applied to the bauble.  Dab it on to create texture.  I love this, as the lacquer dries clear, and the pixie powder shines!

The final one for today is very easy...I've simply used Cosmic shimmer pva to apply jute cord to the bauble.  I've then wrapped pretty lace around the bauble, and then ribbon.  I then managed to get really carried away decorating the bauble with die cuts.  Very easy indeed!

I'll pop a few more on tomorrow.  Thank you for visiting :) xx


Unknown said...

Lovely ornaments been tempted a few times to tweak some glass baubles but never too sure about it thanks for a wee bit inspiration xx

hollyberry said...

Woo hop! You blogged! Loved the show and love the baubles x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Leonie, these are fabulous, thank you for the inspiration. Bx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Leonie, These baubles look fabulous !! I thought I was reading wrong firstly, when you said 'on the inside' hahaha I thought how on earth has she done that ??? hahaha, you are so clever, love these !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Fuchsia said...

Wow! What a fabulous Idea I love them .

Littlelamb said...

These look fabulous. I did watch the program but good to see them in closeup. Thank you.

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous Leonie, I love the one covered with jute and die cuts.
Linda xxx

janet said...

I love them Leonie. I have in my decorations box, 2 smaller baubles made with the old pressed cotton bases which I wrapped with jute string, using wallpaper paste, and then decorated with Chinese characters and aded a tassel underneath with the red cord in a loop right through to be the hanger . I did these with the Girl Guides when I was a Guide Lieutenant back in the early 1970's!! Shows that everything comes back eventually. I'd like to try some of the glass ones, but a little smaller for my little tree.

Leonie pujol said...

HI ladies, thank you so much for your comments - I'm glad you like my creations. It was great having a go at something different.

Everything does come back round doesn't it Janet! I'm glad we don't have to use wallpaper paste anymore though :) xx