Fill Your Own Christmas Bauble

hand made Christmas tree bauble

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.

Christmas bauble filled with beads

We also thought they’d make great little presents. A bauble filled with wooden beads to make a necklace.

dried flower bauble

Dried lavender and rose petals that could be used afterwards in sachets for the wardrobe.

DIY Christmas bauble filled with seeds

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.