Monday, December 13, 2010

DIY gorgeous christmas baubles

Over the weekend, I had NO parties for work ( Im a Body Shop Party chick by trade, I party for a living :) ) and so Jumeirah was keen to do something for Christmas with me. And seeing as my brain is still leaking ridiculous amounts of Christmas craft ideas, I was more than happy to oblige :) We took a trip to the craft shop and found some clear, glass baubles for about $2.50 for a set of 4, and I figured we would decorate them somehow. I have seen a few websites where they are painted but I thought maybe we would paint the INSIDE of them rather than the outside.

And so, we took off the cap and squeezed paint into them, starting with two colours per bauble. She then, slowly tipped the bauble around so the paint would swirl around and coat the inside.

This has got to be the prettiest, most mesmorizing craft I had done in a while... they were absolutely beautiful to watch. All three kids had a go, and then I had to try and black and white one, and then Jumeirah HAD to try just a few more combinations... we then tipped them upside down to dry and drain out the excess paint.

They turned out so beautiful.. now all I need is our tree up and we can hang them!


  1. These are delightful. I didn't know we could get them here in Oz, must have a look around.
    I don't know if I have commented on your blog before but I have enjoyed reading it. I wanted to invite you to add this activity to our Christmas Fun Party - Thanks for the cool ideas. :-)

  2. Oh my Karina, these are gorgeous!! We are going to have to do these over Christmas break.

    By the way, you don't have your tree up yet?!

  3. hello fellow port macquarian! lol, love these little beauties. my tree is needing something handmade. where did u get the baubles from?...

  4. ok so this is an incredibly late response to Sam.. whooppss how did i miss this?
    Anyways the baubles were on special at spotlight!!

  5. Does anyone know where I am able to buy these glass DIY Bauble cheap!!!???

    Thanks in advance