Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas bauble tutorial

Look at what I made for my girls last night, Cute huh!
 Do you want to make some too?
Here's the ingredients you need.
 Paper mache balls, Scrapbook paper scraps, circle punch(medium), 
Mod podge, foam brush
 I also used  a spray bottle of water (this helped alot), my heat gun 
and sparkle mod podge (not pictured sorry)
 Punch lots and lots of circles...
 I sprayed my circles with water first, so they would 
conform to the ball easier.
 Start at the string and glue the circles on randomly, overlapping them slightly and painting mod podge over the paper circle as you go, until the ball completely covered.
I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process, just be careful not to
hold it in the same spot for to long. After leaving to dry for a while i did a final coat with sparkle mod podge to add a
little bit of girl glitter (not easy to see in the photos)
And here's the end result. You could also ribbon or embellish with
your child's name (that's what I'm going to do) the possibilities are endless.

This is my first tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it. 
Please let me know what you think, I would love some feedback.

**Disclaimer: For personal use ONLY. Please do not use this tutorial for monetary gain. If you would like to share this on you blog, please link back to this post and/or give proper credit where credit is due! 
Thank you!**

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  1. So fun - love how bright and cherry these look!

  2. These are really fun! I love homemade ornaments!

    Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

    Hannah @

  3. What a great post! Thanks for linking up at tatertotsandjello!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog! and maybe give some bloggin' love!

    also I'd love for you to party with me on TALENT TUESDAYS!!!

    Mucho love,

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  4. Hi, I'm passing by and following from blog hop.

    When you get a chance, please check out my blog and follow me back?


  5. Oh those are so cute!!! I'm bookmarking this cuz even the crafting inept like me should be able to pull this off! LOL! :)

    I'm now following you through the Boost My Blog Friday Blog Hop! I hope you'll do the same! You can find & follow me @

    Sofia's Ideas

  6. Too too cute! These would look adorable in my tree {that I still need to put up}!

  7. Hello! I'm a new follower from Show 'n Tell Friday - you have a lovely blog. This ornament idea is perfect for doing with children - well done.

    Happy Holidays!

    p.s. Drop by my blog and say, "Hello!" sometime.

  8. I love these! I have been looking for a fun easy gift, and these are so cute and perfect! thanks for sharing it :). Found you on Tatertots and now I am following you!

  9. OKay, I am most definatley following you now:) The Follow widget wasn't working when I came by yesterday so I clicked the follow button at the top left hand side of the screen but I'm not sure if this adds you as a public follower. ANyway!! Thank you very much for following back and I am follwoing properly now:) Merry Christmas

  10. Those are lovely!!! So pretty and fun. Great tutorial! :) Thanks for linking up with me. :)

  11. So pretty! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  12. Very fun and whimsical ornaments.

  13. these turned out adorable! If you have time make sure to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings today.

  14. What a fantastic project!! I love that paper!! So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing it at Paper Issues!!!

  15. These are so stinkin' cute! I love paper mod podged onto balls but I've really only seen strips... the circles were a great unique idea! I featured you today on my favorite things :)

  16. I love these! They are so whimsical. Great job! Thanks for linking up today :) It made my day!!!

  17. That is a really cute ornament craft. I think it would actually be a great ornament to work on fine motor skills with children. The circles are easy enough to pick up yet you need motor planning and placement to get them on the ball. I would like to try this with both my boys who have this issue. Thanks for sharing.

  18. What a great idea! I am addicted to Mod-Podge and scrapbook paper. I can't stop covering things with it! I am on my way to the craft store to buy some paper mache balls. Thanks for an excellent tutorial and the tip on spraying the paper with water!

  19. FA.BU.LOUS!!!! LOVE how simple and gorgeous this project is! Perfect for small children!!!

  20. Great idea! I just tried to use book page pieces to do something similar and it didn't work. This makes me think I needed smaller sized pieces like yours. Yours came out great!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog


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