For all of December so far, I’ve been dying to make some handmade Christmas decorations.
Seriously how is it Christmas in less than a week? I finally made some handmade Christmas decorations last night as I figured it’s better late than never.
It’s been a dream for Topher and I to buy a new decoration for our tree every year for Christmas but it has never happened. A multitude of things always got in our way over the last 8 Christmas’s together; from lack of money to running out of time, to not even having a tree one year.
Unsurprisingly once again we were unable to buy a decoration this year. But all is not lost – taking inspiration from Reeves’ How-to Videos I decided to paint some baubles last minute. Their acrylic paints which I received at their September event can paint on practically any service and dry super quick (ideal for when there are curious cats around!).
The video shows them using glass baubles which they filled with the paint which I loved the idea of. Unfortunately for me I couldn’t find them anywhere so was pleased to find some plain ceramic baubles in Aldi for £1.99. Score!
The paints are pretty easy to use, even for the less crafty of people – you just need a steady hand! I do not have the steadiest of hands but I don’t think these turned out too badly.
Here’s how I decorated my baubles:
This was my first idea and I love how it looks, especially the Ho Ho Ho one.
Definitely the hardest of the three to do but I was so pleased with the holly ones. The reindeer ones not so much but that’s the fun of it.
Full on colour
This was the easiest to do – the paint went on like a dream and still dried just as quickly.
The whole task took about half an hour so perfect to get some last minute decorating in.
I had such a good time using these paints that I might get Topher to sit down and paint these flat ceramic ornaments I found. Let’s start a new tradition!