These Christmas Paper Baubles are easy to make and you could make them in Christmas colours but we decided to add a modern twist with lime green and purple...yes a different combination but it really works!
Each year my little family adds to our slightly crooked and very old Christmas tree by creating some of our own Christmas decorations. We also make sure that we also display proudly the 'older' Christmas ornaments that were made by my boys when they were little...very cute!
Well, we were inspired to create something a little 'pretty' and decided upon using a circle cutter and some pretty card and making these Christmas Paper Baubles.
You may have seen a recent post DIY- Christmas Tree Decoration...'cute as a button' where we made Christmas Trees from buttons. Click here for the link!
How to make Christmas Paper Baubles
You will need...
- 2 different coloured card/paper-enough to make 6 circles for one bauble. (12 circles of 2 different colours if you wanted alternating colours)
- Circle cutter or scissors
- Glue stick
- Pretty string, ribbon or twine to make the loops.
To start with make circles the same shape. You could cut out the shapes by hand, I used a circle cutter .. because when I cut circles, they end up looking egg shape. ..doesn't matter how hard I try... what is with that 😉
I was lucky that this card had green on one side and purple on the other. If you wanted to, you could simply stick two different coloured circles, back to back, to get the same effect.
Simply fold the circles in half and glue them together with glue and alternate the folded coloured circles.
I use about 6 circles to get this effect. You could use more but just remember to have an even amount so the colours are different with each section.
See below for step by step photos.
Cut out circles that are the same shape and size.
Fold each circle in half.
Fold even amounts of two colours if you want alternating colours inside each part of the bauble.
Glue together each circle . When you get to the 3rd circle add a piece of ribbon or string, in a loop. This will be the loop to hang from the tree branches.
Glue on the remaining 3 sections and leave to dry.
I use some pegs to make sure each section dries straight and the centre has no gaps.
When they are dry, they are ready to decorate your tree or home.....very cute, very pretty and the best way to decorate your tree!
You can make them as big or as small as you like. You can even make large ones to hang from the ceiling to decorate your room or small ones to attach to gifts.
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Danielle from Storypiece
Love this! Your tip for holding the paper together while the glue is drying is so smart. I've tried making these baubles before but got frustrated at the glueing step. Looking forward to trying it again!
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Paola @ Do It With Heart
This is such a great idea. Would be pretty fun to do with Christmas cards to record every year. Thanks for sharing!