Transform Your Christmas Decor with Personalized Bauble DIY using Dremel

How to decorate your Christmas baubles
You need
  • No utilities needed
  • Plain baubles
  • Selection of ribbons and braids
  • Sequins
  • Small glittery gems
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Tired of the usual Christmas tree decorations? Want to add a personal touch to your festive decor? Welcome to the wonderful world of bauble DIY! This guide will show you how you can start making your own baubles. Get ready to elevate your Christmas crafting game and dazzle everyone!

Collect all your materials in one place to make the crafting process smoother and more enjoyable. If you're using glass baubles, clean and dry them thoroughly before starting.

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Cut a length of ribbon and glue onto bauble using Dremel Glue Gun

Begin by selecting a ribbon that complements the bauble's aesthetic. Ensure it is long enough to wrap around the bauble's circumference with a bit of excess for overlapping the ends. This extra length will provide a clean finish. Carefully attach one end of the ribbon to the bauble. Make sure it's secure and aligned smoothly. Gently wrap the ribbon around the bauble, maintaining tension to avoid wrinkles or creases.

 Once you've encircled the bauble completely, overlap the ribbon's starting end with the trailing end and affix them together with a small dab of adhesive. Press firmly to create a seamless bond. Cut two lengths of braid that closely match the ribbon's width.

Step 2 4
Glue braided strip on the ribbon edges using Dremel Glue Gun

For the best results, focus on one thing at a time to ensure everything sticks properly. This way, you can avoid the glue drying before you have a chance to press the ribbon down securely. Alternatively, you have the option to go for a simpler approach by attaching just one braid right in the middle of the ribbon. This method not only creates a tidy appearance but also allows you to take your time with the attachment process, ensuring that the braid sits perfectly.

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Apply dots of glue along the ribbon to decorate it, add sequins

Now, let's enhance the ribbon's allure! Use glue dots to adorn the ribbon, and amplify its charm by adding sequins and gems for that extra touch of elegance. For a heightened sparkle, strategically place small glue dots above and below the ribbon decoration, creating a mesmerizing glitter effect that transforms your bauble into a radiant delight.

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How to decorate your Christmas baubles

Voilà - you have crafted your personalised Christmas tree baubles! Let the glue flow, let the colours pop, and let your creativity shine!

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Experiment with the Glue Gun on scrap material to get a feel for the flow and consistency of the glue.
  • Layer with Precision: Apply glue and colour sticks in layers for a textured effect that catches the light beautifully.
  • Combining Techniques: Combine your painted designs with glue patterns and colour sticks for a multidimensional masterpiece.
  • Glue Control: Start with simple designs and gradually build complexity as you become more comfortable with the Glue Gun.
  • Embrace Imperfections: Remember, handcrafted baubles have a unique charm. Embrace any imperfections as part of the artistic process.

Yes, you can use glass baubles, but handle them with care. The Glue Pad and Glue Gun work well on various surfaces.

The glue typically dries within a few minutes, but give it about an hour to fully set before handling.

Yes, you can paint over them, but ensure that the glue and colour sticks are completely dry before applying paint.

While the glue is still warm, you can gently peel it off. If it has cooled and hardened, you might need to carefully scrape it off with a craft knife.

Absolutely! The Glue Gun works well with various embellishments like sequins, rhinestones, and small beads.