HOW TO MAKE… CHRISTMAS BAUBLES
White baubles Pink nail varnish in three shades Gold leaf Gold leaf adhesive Paint brush Sponge brush
As if we need another excuse to buy nail varnish. These festive decs are created by daubing complementary shades of varnish to a plain bauble, then applying gold leaf around the base. They’ll twinkle and twirl on your Christmas tree, reflecting the lights and adding a playful zing of neon.
Plus, you can also use any leftover gold leaf to create a matching mani for the big day, wowing friends with your craft skills and your nail art.
01 Clean the baubles with a damp cloth before starting, then dry.
02 Use the nail varnish brush to apply a thin layer of the lightest shade all over the bauble.
03 Apply a thin layer of the mid-pink shade onto the sponge brush.
04 Press the brush around the top and centre of the bauble, daubing on the varnish to create an even ombré effect. Apply more varnish to the sponge brush if needed.
05 Take the darkest pink shade and paint it onto the brush. Daub it around the bottom section of the bauble. Leave to dry.
06 Balance the bauble upside down on a small cup. Brush on the gold leaf adhesive then leave to set for around 15 minutes. Place small pieces of gold leaf onto the bauble, then smooth down with a dry brush to create a shiny, even surface.