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Easy DIY dipped baubles
Give your daggy old decorations a new lease on life
We’ve all got them – the not-so-fresh looking old baubles that have zero emotional significance but for some reason continue to lurk in the Christmas decorations box year after year, in a kind of festive limbo land.
Well, don’t toss ‘em! It’s incredibly easy to give your old baubles a fabulous, paint-dipped new life. And it’s even more sustainable if you’re using up some leftover paint from a previous project.
What you’ll need
Gather your baubles. Don’t worry about whether they match in size or colour – the paint will give them consistency.
Choose your colours! We had mostly shades of blue decos, and opted to coordinate with similar tones, but really, the world’s your oyster.
Lay down some newspaper, a drop sheet or if you’re extra like us, a length of fake turf.
Get dipping. This is the fun part! We used sample pots so we had to decant our paint into bowls for this part, but if you’re using up leftover paint cans, you could easily dip directly into those.
Rotate your baubles in the paint to ensure they’re coated where you want them to be, and roll them around a bit to achieve a ‘wavy’ effect. This is much easier than trying to achieve a perfectly straight line.
Hang them up to dry. We used bamboo skewers suspended between two cans to hang our baubles up, or you could use string. They just need to be high enough not to touch the surface below.
Pop them on the tree, and admire your handiwork!