We went to the mall this week for the first time in a LONG time! Lexi (age 7) was absolutely flabbergasted that there are Christmas decorations up in the mall. Of course, her next question was, when can we start decorating for Christmas. So we came home and made these three-dimensional cardboard Christmas baubles.
As kids we all made those decorations that our mothers genuinely treasured all these years. I know my mom has a collection of them from the three of us. These cardboard Christmas baubles are sure to be one of those that you proudly display and treasure in years to come.
Cardboard Christmas Baubles How-To
I love to save random bits of cardboard from packaging. So, if you’re like me, you should have a variety of cardboard to work with. The best kind of carboard for these Christmas baubles is a non-corrugated, thick board.
Cutting the cardboard can be tiring for little hands, so be available to take over if you need to.
I found a great template at Homemade Gifts Made Easy but search Google or Pinterest for “Christmas bauble template” and you’ll find plenty of great ones to use.
Cardboard Christmas Baubles
- Thick cardboard
- Christmas bauble template
- Paint (I used acrylic, however, you can use any paint that is pigemented enough to be bright on cardboard)
- Washi tape
- Glitter glue
- Any other decorating items you may want
- Ribbon, string or fishing gut for hanging
- Download and print your Christmas bauble template.
- Cut out and trace onto your cardboard.
- Cut out your cardboard templates. You'll need two of each shape, per bauble.
- Paint both sides of each piece and allow them to dry.
- Once the paint is dry decorate both sides of each piece.
- Make a small hole at the top of one of your pieces
- Cut one down the middle, starting at the top and finishing just before you get to the bottom. Cut the next piece from the bottom, stopping before you get to the top.
- Slot the two pieces together to form your three dimensional Christmas bauble.
- String a piece of ribbon, fishing gut or string through the hole.
- Proudly display!
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