Peace And Joy Handmade Baudle 1 - 2

Peace And Joy 1

Today I finished off a couple more Christmas tree decorations using paper mache bauble blanks.

They both used the same papers/colours and I began them each in the same way also. Today I will share the beginning steps and the first bauble.

The second will be posted tomorrow.

I recently used these bauble shapes to make the Hand Stamped And Hand Painted Snowman Christmas Tree Decoration – you can see that post here.

Anyway, here is what the next one when it was completed and hanging on my Balsam Hill Christmas Tree.

Peace And Joy Handmade Baudle 1 - 2

The start of the process for the two new versions, as I mentioned, was the same. It started with the bauble, which I painted, and some patterned paper.

To start I traced around the bauble shape.

More Handmade Christmas Tree Baubles - 1

After cutting the shape out of the paper I then used Mod Podge mat adhesive to apply the cut out to the bauble.

More Handmade Christmas Tree Baubles - 2

Now, I like the words however they were a little faded so I went over them with a white gel pen to make them stand out a little more.

More Handmade Christmas Tree Baubles - 3

The final part of the first stages was to sand down the edges – this was intended to achieve two things. Firstly to blend the paper into the mache shape and to give it a slightly worn look.

More Handmade Christmas Tree Baubles - 4

Goal accomplished I’d say.

To finish this version off, I used some Katy Sue strong glue and Polar White flowersoft in order to add a little snow to the upper edges.

I then also created a paper bow by tracing through a template and cutting this out and then gluing it together.

Et voila!

Peace And Joy Handmade Baudle 1 - 1

I really like this style of bauble – I’m not sure why, but it really appeals to me. What do you think?

Right, the “big” day is getting closer and I’ve still got more to make.

I’ll pop another version of this bauble on again tomorrow night for you to have a look at so do stop by again if you can.

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)


14 thoughts on “Peace And Joy 1

  1. What a fantastic bauble. I saw some bauble blanks in my local Chinese shop. These would just be the finishing touches on my lovely tree and also will give me satisfaction that I’ve made them as well.
    Love Val in Spain x

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  2. That’s fabulous John, I love it! I love that tree too. I saw one advertised somewhere shortly before you blogged about yours & remember thinking, wow, that’s a beautiful tree! Great minds eh? Xx

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  3. Gorgeous! I’ve got some MDF blanks from last Christmas that I’ve not done yet! You’ve inspired me but first got to sort out my 9 cards for family and friends and I’ve got a bit of crafter’s block there LOL!

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  4. I love this return to a more traditional way of decorating the Christmas tree, you have fired my imagination, and when the new year comes in I plan to make at least a couple of decorations each month for the tree in preparation for next year, so hopefully when it comes around again I will have enough to fill my tree. Thanks John for the spark that’s lit my fire x

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  5. It’s beautiful, John. I can’t wait to see all the handmade ornaments on your tree when you finish. I was thinking about this bauble and was thinking that perhaps they could also be made with boxes. I keep all my empty cat biscuit boxes and have used some to make tags out of, so perhaps it two or three are glued together to give them a bit of bulk, they could be turned into wonderful baubles as well :). x

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