| Brrr...A very frosty morning here today...|
But very inspiring...
A simple makeover for plain plastic Christmas baubles, to give them a frosty look:I made these last year and they proved popular, so I thought I'd share how to make your own. I bought a couple of bags of old plastic baubles from a charity shop.
As well as the baubles, all you'll need are some scraps of lace (and I mean scraps - that's all it takes), PVA glue, glitter and ribbon for hanging.
The colour of your bauble will dictate how your finished piece will look. For the gold baubles I used antique cream lace.
I then go for another layer and add a few motifs cut from the lace as an extra addition, glued in place with the PVA. This is worth doing, as it seems to lift the baubles from being too flat and plain.
The baubles can then be threaded with a length of satin ribbon through the top loop for hanging.
Then for the frosting. I used mica glitter flakes, but you could use clear glass glitter, or regular sparkly glitter powders.
I just add a sprinkling around the top of each bauble, as if they have had snow settle on them.
You then get to appreciate the pretty lace too without it being covered too much.
For those who don't wish to make their own, I shall be taking these to the Vintage Christmas Bazaar at Frome on Saturday.