This bauble garland is so easy to make. It’s a little bit of a cheat as the baubles are actually wooden gift tags – but you could easily cut baubles from card and create a similar effect. I went for a traditional Christmas palette of silver, orange, and, erm, hot pink. Mainly because this was a last minute idea and those are the only spray paints I own! Feel free to go down the more rustic look though. You could also use normal paint but spray paints are waaaaaaay more fun and satisfyingly speedy.
You will need:
- 10 x wooden bauble gift tags (like these from ebay)
- acrylic spray paint (e.g silver, pink and orange)
- masking tape
- scraps of paper
- 2m co-ordinating embroidery thread
Begin by cutting squares of paper big enough to cover each bauble – these will be used to stop the paint going where it shouldn’t on the bauble. Add a strip of masking tape to the edge of each piece and firmly press it in place where you want the first layer of paint to go. Make sure you can only see that section – if not, adjust the paper.
Now pop on a festive jumper, head outside and place the baubles onto a sheet of newspaper. Spray the first layer and leave for about an hour to set.
Remove the paper and tape. Work out where you want the next section to go and place it back on top with a new piece of tape. Repeat step 2 until you have built up a few layers in different styles.
Take about 2 metres of thread and feed the first bauble to about 20cm from the end. Tie in place with a double knot, then repeat with the remaining baubles – measuring the gap each time for consistency (mine were all about 20cm apart).
Hang in place with some washi tape or nails. Hoorah!
p.s. We’ll be doing a round up of our favourite Christmas crafts form the web tomorrow so keep a look out!