Hi friends 🙂 Today I want to share with you my take on an old style Christmas ornament. I have a friend that gave me one a long time ago. I believe it is called a Christmas Bauble.
HCPC 3415 – Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCDP1 246 – Festive Christmas Paper Collection
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Other products: White Card Stock, Distressed Inks, Ribbon from my stash and die cutting machine.
To Start with, you first need to make your basic shape for your Baubles. You could easily use a circle die but I made my own SVG cut file for these and if you would like it follow the ling at the bottom of this post and you can download the svg file. Your Bauble should look like this:
I made mine 2″ in diameter but of course you can to size them to whatever size you wish. After all 20 of your Baubles are cut out, scor them on all 3 scor lines. Note, I have little notches to allow them to all fit nicely together. Take 5 of the pieces and attach them to form the top. Make sure to get glue right to the edges or they may not look as nice once you are finished. Take another 5 pieces and repeat for the bottom. Now take 1 piece and glue to the flap of either the top or bottom, it does not matter which one. Your next piece will attach to the left side of the piece you just attached previously. Now attach a piece to the left flap of the piece you just attached and then also glue the next flap to the top piece. Repeat until you are all the way around the Bauble. Glue the bottom onto the remaining flaps. Cut 20 pieces of decorative paper(s) to fill the centers. I did 5 different papers and cut 4 centers out of each color. You can do as many or as little as you want. Another option is to cut your pieces for your Bauble out of designer paper and either fill them with another piece of designer paper of leave them as is. To make them hang, using your Crop-A-Dial or any other type of hole punch, put a hole in the center of 1 of the flaps to thread your string through. Finally, stamp, distress and die cut out some tags and accessories for the baubles and decorate as desired.
Thanks you so much for your visit today. I would love to know if you will make some of these this holiday season.
Have a wonderful crafty day!