DIY Gift In A Bauble15:51
The other day, whilst sorting through the boxes of Christmas decorations, I came across these baubles I picked up last year but forgot about. I couldn't remember what I planned to do with them so decided to use them as gifts.
They'd make a great gift for giving to a group of friends, neighbours, grandchildren, partner - anyone. Also, as they are light (depending on what you put in them) they can be easily sent through post to those who you won't be able to see.
I picked up a pack of these 8mm clear splittable baubles from a market stall, but I had a look online and you can order them (here) - in colours as well which saves getting messy. Hobby craft also stock 6mm ones (here). I'm not sure about other countries, but they should be easily found.
I wanted to spray paint mine to make them a little more decorative. Go crazy and decorate it with stickers, glitter, ribbon whatever takes your fancy. These are some fantastic ideas you could also try glass paint and snowy crystal. The person who then receives the gift can the hang it on their try - I think that's why it makes a great gift for grandparents and parents, a lovely keepsake.
Don't forget to save some ribbon to hang them with!
There's so many things you could fill them with, I've listed a few below:
❄ Little notes of happiness - write quotes, positive messages, things to make the person smile throughout the new year.
❄ Baked goods - maybe some of this gingerbread fudge
❄ Small make-up items - an eye-shadow, nail varnish, lipstick...
❄ Doll house items
❄ Toy cars
❄ Key ring