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How to make your own Christmas baubles

Dec 11, 2014

by Rebecca Nee handmade and vintage goods

Rebecca Nee is an interiors stylist, crafter/maker and avid DIY-er based in London. A constant tea drinker, she’s happiest when creating, knitting, restoring or adventuring. She’s recently worked with Oh Comely, 91 magazine and Mollie Makes Home magazine and this week she’ll be sharing her Christmassy crafts with you.

Fancy adding some homemade decs to your tree? These delicate decorations are easy to make and can be made from different coloured papers for a multicoloured effect.

You will need:

paper christmas decoration diy

Step 1: Cut 2 strips of paper at 1.5 x 9cm, 2 strips at 1.5 x8cm, 2 strips at 1.5 x 7cm and 2 strips at 1.5 x 6cm.

paper christmas decoration diy

Step 2: Split so you have two sets and glue the top 1cm of each set together in size order. Repeat for the bottom 1cm before gluing the two sets together. Add a ribbon with some sparkly tape to hang.

paper christmas decoration diy

Step 3: Et voila! Try this with glittery paper or bright neon for a completely different look.

Craft paper £2 a roll, Hobbycraft
Glitter tape, £3 a roll, Paperchase
3mm Silver ribbon, £2 for 5m, Paperchase
Silver birch stars, £5, Paperchase

Inspired by our festive DIY? Keep your eye on the blog for more Christmas crafts coming your way this week!

More handmade Christmas stuff

1. Etsy staff edit: a week of Etsy UK staff picks for Christmas
2. Etsy UK Christmas Gift Guide 2014: presents suggestions for everyone on your list
3. 15 of the best Christmas decorations
4. 15 of the best/worst Christmas jumpers


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