Sunday, December 12, 2010

Easy Peasy Christmas......Baubleliscious



Hello I'm back again , today i have a wonderful post to share with you...


Baubleliscious doily baubles, i just love these.....

I had bought some clear baubles from Spotlight last year and had been playing around with ideas for them. They had been painted with alcohol inks and covered in paints and glitter but nothing really worked and then while i was playing around with the lacy cards, i realised how lovely the doily circles would work.





you need

clear baubles or........you could just decorate the outside of bought ones... and not fill them if they are colored.
doily circles cut from table runner or old tablecloth
or cut lace circles from fabric.



gel medium

now if you want colored ones...

paint...watercolor [twinkling's work]
metallic acrylic [works beautifully]
or mix some polished pigments with some gel medium

glitter, mica
buttons, beads and bits and bobs to fill them

ribbon for hanger.....

not many ingredients , just what i like!

remove silver part from bauble....this is what Margaret guessed... i broke one cleaning it , have broken a couple actually :( so don't press too hard


Take your circle and cut the tiny centre out of it.
It will stretch so don't cut too big.

if you are using it for the bottom of your bauble dont cut leave it whole.

The paints good as it helps seal the cut edges.

If you want to paint , do it now. I brushed on different colors, the limy green came out a nice goldy color.


Leave some of the natural color too...




When its dry brush some gel medium on back and place over top and press around gently , moulding it over bauble. Alternately press it on bottom making sure its centered, this was probably hardest bit...

Clean up excess gel on bauble.

Fill bauble with your treasures, i added anything sparkly, also old hooks and eyes and press studs, till about a third of the way and higher for the bottom lacy ones. I used all my small white and cream buttons and had to buy a pack (

Glue cap back on with gel medium and thread a hanger thru....






I bought my white glitter tree and silver birds for big w ...wish i could've more of these little clip on glitter birds...



Easy Peasy ..... lots of pics cos i think they are beautiful....xxx




p.s. must get hubby to clean verandah roof LOL! its shown up in the reflection!

17 comments:

charlz@denmark said...

lovely decs mum :)
but i have a bone to pick with you... why is my doona cover being used for the backdrop in those pics?

Sandie's Patch said...

Wonderful makes! I could be a cheapskate and use paper doilies!Don't think I could cut up my lace!
Thanks for sharing.

Sandie xx

Sherry Edwards said...

They are absolutely fantastic Jen - I particularly like the ones where you've left the lace natural and filled with buttons! It reminds me of a wedding decoration - divine!

Jenxo said...

ummm your pillow case look beautiful...

luey chewed up your doona cover :(

Sandie, what a great idea to use paper doilys......hadnt thot of that...

Jacky said...

Wow...these look gorgeous! I love the ones filled with buttons.

I like Sandie's idea too with the paper doilies. So many clever, innovative people out there!

Jacky xox

p.s. love Charlz comment from Denmark...nice pillow case.

Lesley said...

Oh Jen, just love your Baubles.
I think some nice glitter sprinkled on them while the paint or gel is still wet would be a nice sparkle added to them. I think I should make some of these but for next year.
Thanks for the inspiration once again. Loving your ideas.
L

Doreen G said...

Jen these look fantastic you are so clever.

AZviaTx said...

Ha Ha Ha Jen! Your daughter caught you using her stuff while she's out of the country. But, the dog ate it? That's almost as funny. I bet you didn't know she loves you so much that she's keeping up with your artsy-ness. What a great kid. And, what great ornies. I don't put up a tree but I think I want to make a few of those baubles and maybe give them away. Yours are sure gorgeous. Tina

Rossylalah said...

I'm off to Spotlight tomorrow Jen! Love these although I may not get them done for this Christmas. I've got an abundance of white buttons and these would use them up quite nicely thankyou!

jenny said...

They are stunning Jen... really beautiful... love all your pics, lots of vintage goodness...

Jenny x

Diane said...

Oh Jen....these are stunning!!! They look positively elegant. I love the buttons added to the mix also.....just wonderful!

~*~Patty S said...

LOve your baubleliscious creations AND the name too Jen...absolutely splendid!!!
oxo

Kathy said...

oooh am loving these.. what a fab idea.. not sure as I have any lace ones to cut up though.. another thing to keep my eye open for.. too funny the dog ate it.. lol..thanks for all the pics too..xo

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! I could put my mother's old buttons in there and use some of her crochet on the outside! Great gift for my sister and children! Thank you for posting this! They are gorgeous!

Electra said...

These are so pretty and so elegant! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Fiona said...

As much as it pains me to see crochet chopped up (sorry Jen ;) these baubles are just gorgeous! fantastic idea :)

Linda said...

I did it! About to post on my blog!