Some of the projects for a hand-made Christmas can be a bit daunting. This is project for making a your own baubles to hang on the Christmas tree involves no more than filling a clear bauble with something pretty, which makes it a perfect Christmas craft to do with children.
To start with, you need a clear, plastic bauble.
Find a piece of pretty ribbon or string for a more rustic decoration and then fill.
For hanging on the tree they can be filled with glitter confetti and sparkles. Sugar or salt can be used for a snowy landscape or, if you have a steady hand, a metallic pen or glitter glue can be used to make patterns or writing.
Simplest of all is to snip off a piece of Christmas tree or slip in a pretty feather.
We also thought they’d make great little presents. A bauble filled with wooden beads to make a necklace.
Dried lavender and rose petals that could be used afterwards in sachets for the wardrobe.
We collected seeds from the coriander plants in the garden and used a funnel to pour them into a bauble so they can be sown next spring.
Buttons, ribbons, wishes written on strip of paper, Christmas spices, pins and needles, hot drinking chocolate mix, sweets, mini pompoms … it’s an endless list so long as it can be poked through the neck of the bauble.