Beau­ti­ful baubles

Per­son­alise your Christ­mas gifts with th­ese gor­geous Art­cuts bauble tags

Mollie Makes - - Introducing -

MA­TE­RI­ALS ■ Art­cuts birch wood Round Bauble Dec­o­ra­tions ■ Art­cuts birch wood Al­pha­bet Let­ters ■ Art­cuts Mixed Mini Wooden Stars ■ Ver­sam­agic Inkpads in Cloud White, Pixie Dust Pink and Aquatic Splash Green ■ Baker’s twine ■ Scis­sors ■ Mask­ing tape ■ PVA glue ■ Paint brush ■ Iri­des­cent glit­ter ■ Gel pen or ball­point pen You can find ev­ery­thing you need from www.art­cuts.co.uk This fes­tive sea­son, im­press your friends and fam­ily with th­ese per­son­alised gift tags that also dou­ble up as Christ­mas tree baubles.

Fol­low the sim­ple step-by-step in­struc­tions to recre­ate our keep­sake or­na­ment, or take the tech­niques used as in­spi­ra­tion, and choose your own colour­way and dec­o­ra­tive de­tails.

To be­gin, colour the wooden bauble by swip­ing the green inkpad across the sur­face of the wood. Be care­ful not to press too hard as a new inkpad is very squidgy – a light swip­ing ac­tion to build up the colour is best. Leave to dry for about 20 min­utes.

Us­ing the same tech­nique, choose the white inkpad to colour a mini star, and the ini­tial of the per­son you’re giv­ing the gift to.

Cut a strip of mask­ing tape and stick it roughly half­way down the bauble. Use a paint brush to add a fine layer of glue un­der the masked-off area, then sprin­kle iri­des­cent glit­ter over the glue and tap off any ex­cess. Gen­tly peel away the mask­ing tape and leave the glue to dry com­pletely.

Ap­ply PVA glue to the wrong side of the let­ter. Press it onto the bauble, us­ing the im­age as a guide to place­ment, and leave to dry. Re­peat with the mini star, adding as many stars as you like.

Cut a length of baker’s twine to around 23cm (91/ Thread the length through the hole at the top of the bauble and knot the ends to se­cure.

Write your fes­tive mes­sage on the back of the bauble. Art­cuts’ birch wood baubles are sanded to a smooth fin­ish, so you can write di­rectly onto them.

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