Saturday, 30 October 2010

Altered HobbyCraft Christmas Bauble

My apologies, these baubles were a nightmare to photograph!
Altered Clear Christmas Bauble
I’ve used these clear baubles from HobbyCraft from Darice, which cost just £1.99 for a box of 10 – that’s a bargain 20p each!

I’ve also used these furry snowflake stickers from Papercellar which I got in a sale ages ago and to be honest rather regretted because up until now, couldn’t find a use  for them, plus some tiny polystyrene balls, I’ve also had squirreled away for ages.
Picture 053  Pretend snow
The stickers were a real fiddle fart to put on, as they were very delicate and hard to remove from the sheet they were attached to, in the end I resorted to using a pin to wheedle them off with.
Altered Christmas Tree bauble 1
As a finishing touch, I have added very sparkly flat backed gems that have a goldy tinge that marries up well with the top. …… sorry about the wet glue!
Altered Clear Christmas Tree Bauble
My only little criticism of the baubles is the gold top, I have a couple more ideas, but as the embellishments I want to use are silver, I am going to have to spray the tops to match, perhaps I am being fussy but I can’t match silver with gold!!
Altered Christmas Tree bauble 3
I’m going to give these to special people instead of cards this year.


misteejay said...

So pretty Helen...all the 'fiddle' was worth it.

Toni :o)

D K Crafts said...

These are so nice. What a great idea. Donna

Glen said...

Ooo...these are really cute Helen. I love that you have so much imagination to share. ~Glen~

Tinkertaylor said...

These are lovely. I used my Krylon pen recently to change some gold metal corners silver if that helps.

camcraft said...

Just Lovely :-) You have spurred me to get on with mine. Sadly the baubles I had ordered from HobbyCraft were all sold out :-( I had some large baubles I had already purchased from a local garden centre so after seeing yours I decided to plod on regardless. You can see my finished bauble here
Glittered Bauble
Thank you for all your inspirational projects :-)

Carole x