More Christmas Baubles
This is my last post about baubles. Really. Here is a simple way to make a plain Christmas bauble into something special with round glass pebbles. These pebbles are normally available in small bags at discount or craft stores. The string used to hang the baubles will need to be replaced with fishing line, as the pebbles make the bauble considerably heavier. Due to their weight, the baubles are not suitable for hanging on a Christmas Tree. I attached the pebbles with a hot glue gun. Click here for full instructions (Pdf)
Green glass pebbles
Adhesive Crystals on each pebble
More of my glass crafts:
Sea Glass Lamp
Stained Glass Snowflakes
Partytime; Decorating the Cups.
Why is every toy we buy secured with thousands of little twisty-plastic-wire thingos? Who decided that all toys must now be fastened in a manner appropriate for a suspension bridge or deep sea oil rig? As if removing them isn’t hard enough, it is always accompanied by an hysterically excited child, incredulous that you could take this long to extricate a piece of plastic from it’s packaging. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking and you’re running out of valuable time to prepare all the party food for the battalion of savages -sorry – children who will shortly arrive to raze your house to the ground…
My despair turned to delight when I finally found a use for these annoying wire fasteners: as stems for crepe flowers to wind around objects. In this case the object is plastic cups for a children’s party. You can use either crepe or tissue paper for this project.
Cut thin strips
Dot of PVA
Kink the wire & attach
Roll the crepe around
More PVA for the end
Secure the base
Click the link below for more detailed instructions on how to make these flower ties. The next post will be “Colour Mixing Mocktails” in which we will make fun drinks to fill the cups with.
Click here for ‘Crepe Flower’ instructions