As promised my lovers, today is going to be a day jam packed with features, a little Christmas treat for you.  You seen this morning's nuptials yet? If not, go skidaddle on over to this page to take a look, and then come back here to print out this page and pretty pictures by Debs Ivelja, so that you can make some of these beautiful baubles of your very own this weekend via this easy-peasy pie and fun DIY tutorial. I actually can't wait to get crafting with my little girls!

Over to you, Michelle and Vicki of Pocketful of Dreams!

It is lovely to be back gracing the pages of Love My Dress once more!  As event designers and wedding planners we love to get our hands dirty crafting and creating our own unique decorations, not just for parties but for making our homes sparkle too. Recently, we have been embracing our creative passion over at Pocketful of Dreams with our Crafted Christmas series and today we have a rather special DIY feature for you. It's just perfect for those wanting to introduce a bit of personalised styling into their Christmas decorations or winter wedding this year!

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How To Make Your Own DIY Christmas Baubles by Pocketful of Dreams

How To Make Your Own DIY Christmas Baubles by Pocketful of Dreams

The centrepiece of every home at Christmas has to be the tree and today we are sharing with you details of how to turn traditional glass baubles into an eclectic and colourful set of decorations, featuring everything from sparkly sequins to rustic moss.  If you are planning a Christmas wedding, these would also make fabulous decor items, place name settings or even favours.

How To Make Your Own DIY Christmas Baubles by Pocketful of Dreams

To make your baubles you will need:


Heart  Transparent glass baubles with removable tops.  We brought ours from Amazon but try craft shops or Christmas shops.  Just make sure you go for baubles with a seamless finish to best display your "fillings"

Heart  Decorative items to fill your baubles; choose from glitter to sequins to artificial snow!  Visit your local craft shop for inspiration.
Heart  Ribbon, twine or yarn to hang your baubles.

To create your own baubles, take the transparent baubles and remove the tops from each.  You may find that it is helpful to stand your baubles up in the container they come in to make it easier to add your decorative touches.  Then simply take your choice of decoration and carefully insert into the bauble.  There are only two restrictions here – your imagination and the opening of the bauble! 

Make sure you check the diameter of the neck of the opening before you start buying pieces to add in; the glass at the neck of the bauble will be very fragile so you need to be quite delicate and avoid forcing any larger objects through.

How To Make Your Own DIY Christmas Baubles by Pocketful of Dreams

If you are a glitz and glamour kinda girl then why not play with sequins and glitter which will beautifully reflect in the twinkling fairy lights on your tree.  Or if rustic is more your style, then you can use feathers, moss, twigs or even cuttings from your Christmas tree to create beautiful natural decorations.

The more adventurous amongst you may even want to have a go at creating winter scenes; invest in some artificial snow and then place model reindeer or Christmas trees inside your bauble.  You may find a pair of tweezers will help you to position things in your snow scene.

How To Make Your Own DIY Christmas Baubles by Pocketful of Dreams

This easy DIY is perfect for anyone out there new to crafting who wants to create something special and personal to adorn their tree this Christmas.  For other low cost, high impact crafting ideas, pop over to Pocketful of Dreams for our Crafted Christmas series.

Michelle & Vicki
Event Designers and Stylists at Pocketful of Dreams
Pocketful of Dreams offers wedding and event design, planning and styling services across the UK

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  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Thanks so much for featuring us Annabel, we had a lot of fun on our festive shoot at The Hoxton Hotel, this aspect was captured in their little garden space that you access from inside the hotel.
    Brought back fond memories of sitting there sipping wine with you and the team after our very own shoot earlier in the year.
    And I can’t really take the credit for this one, they were all Vicki’s work, she now has them proudly displayed around her home. Oh and the pretty purple nails are hers too.
    xx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Thanks Michelle, so funny, I was just admiring those nails!!!
    Thanks so much for prettying up our pages today :)
    xXx

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Vicki DeBlasi

    Hehe – yes they are my nails. And in the same shade as I had on my wedding day, so seems only fitting they are on Love My Dress again today!
    Thank you so much Annabel, always a thrill to be on your beautiful blog
    xx

  • Sass

    These are so sweet and sound so easy! Off to Amazon to order some baubles!

  • Marlene M

    Love these, hobycraft here I come!

  • http://www.gatewayvillas.org st lucia villas

    Oh my!!! This is amazing!! love the decorations, the color scheme, just simple feel but beautiful

  • http://weddings.hannahmia.com Hannah Mia

    Oh, these are really beautiful! If only my tree wasn’t already overloaded…! x

  • http://www.wholeblossoms.com Karen @ Wedding Flowers Co

    THIS IS SUCH A NICE IDEA. they look so cute. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.reddoorfurnitureco.blogspot.com Jessi

    Love it! I’ve been making similar ones with vintage ephemera, pearls, glitter and buttons this holiday season: http://reddoorfurnitureco.blogspot.com/2012/12/prepping-for-artopy.html#

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Hey ladies, thanks so much for all your wonderful comments, we’re thrilled you love them as much as we loved making them. The Pocketful of Dreams team xxx

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Jessi, just had a quick peek at your baubles, they are beautiful. x

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Thanks Karen, they look even cuter at night when the twinkly lights from the tree catch on the glass. xx

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    There’s always room for more sparkle we say, Christmas is a time for excess in every area xx

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Thank-you, we like to keep things easy, otherwise DIY becomes onerous rather than enjoyable. xx

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Ooh exciting, Marlene do share some picks with us on twitter if you go ahead with them. You can find us at @pocketfuldreams.

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    Sass, we hope you found them. Let us know if not and we’ll share some other sources. xx

  • http://www.pocketfulofdreams.co.uk Michelle ~ Pocketful of Dreams

    It’s an absolute pleasure. We love LMD readers xx

  • http://caesarsweddingfavours.co.uk/wedding-favours.html Caesars

    What a beautiful idea – it won’t be long until it’s here again!