We are super excited about our first Christmas at Eclectic East. Today we have been giving an Eclectic East makeover to last year’s baubles in preparation for decorating our tree. So we decided to do a little DIY “how-to” and help you bring a bit of Eclectic East merriment into your home this year. Today we will show you how to make the beaded, sequin and fabric baubles. Look out for tomorrow’s post on the easy peasy feather baubles. We had a ball getting messy and creative, be prepared to get sticky and glittery!
You will need……
- A selection of baubles, we are using large silver balls, but feel free to use any baubles you have – it’s all about recycling!
- Beads, sequins and glitter for covering the balls.
- Fabric to make the fabric baubles
- PVA glue
- colourful tape or string to make ties (We sourced some neon leather tape)
- A glue spreader and lots of newspaper to protect your table
Multicolour beaded balls
We’ve been yearning for these neon beads since we saw them when we were making our post Behind The Scenes Of Your Wardrobe, it seemed that Christmas was a perfect time to bring some neon into our lives!
Start by filling a small bowl with your beads.
Now cover your bauble in PVA glue
Dip the bauble into the beads and twist to make sure it is covered in beads all over.
Leave to dry on a flat surface (otherwise the beads will fall off!) and thread some colourful tape or string to create a hanger.
We also did the same process with sequins and glitter. Tip – try to get as even a coverage as you can but don’t worry if they affect is a little random at times, this is part of the beauty because you will see the silver colour coming through.
Our Mini World baubles were made by first covering the baubles in blue glitter and then adding random patches of glue and re-dipping them in the neon beads to create your very own planets!
We have also been trying to find a use for these stunning neon fabrics that we bought in India. These easy fabric baubles are colourful and really effective at adding style to your tree.
Start with cutting a piece of square fabric a bit bigger than your bauble. Remove the hanger stand from the bauble.
Cover in glue and wrap place the ball in the centre and pull the fabric up to the top.
Once dry, trim the edges and replace the hanger stand. Add colourful tape or string and hang on your tree!
We hope you enjoyed this post and feel inspired – embrace your creative side and prepare to get messy!