Saturday, 9 December 2017

DIY Christmas | Easy Calligraphy Baubles

The easiest way to achieve a calligraphy-style personalised bauble in minutes!



I've made personalised baubles before [DIY here] but todays DIY is a slightly different version for a decoration that also makes a great gift, place setting or present tag - and not just for Christmas!  Also - they take minutes to make!
I have seen some beautiful personalised baubles in gorgeous calligraphy and I wanted to achieve the look myself.  I had plans to do this in a few ways [and will try them on other projects], but when I found this pack of thickers from HobbyCraft, a much quicker and easier solution was found!
Next, add your choice of filling to the bauble before sealing closed:

I used eucalyptus, as it has pretty much become my decoration of choice this year.

As their name suggest, thickers stand out - and in this case, I felt a little too much.  I didn't like the thick white foam border:
With a gold pen, I coloured in the foam easily [it may help to peel off the stickers to prevent the bauble from being marked] and felt it improved the overall look.
I used plastic clear baubles for this DIY, but any bauble will do - this is a great idea for up-styling old baubles too [this other glitter glue DIY and nail varnish DIY might interest you too]!

UPDATE: Some stickers may not stay in place in the long term - if this is the case, or concerns you, add glue to the sticker after you are happy with the placement of the letters.

P.S - If you do want to have a go at writing directly on to your baubles - whether you are great at calligraphy, are able to adapt handwriting to achieve the same look, this DIY might be helpful.
If you use clear baubles, you can also write on to paper and then place this inside to trace over on the outside.

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